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Ali Sahba, communication designer at Sleekshop

Ali Sahba, communication designer at Sleekshop

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:

I am Ali Sahba 23 years old motion and graphic designer based in Hamburg, Germany and currently studying Motion Design in this city.

Your current job:

I currently work as a communication designer in the Hamburger Start-Up “sleekshop”, which we design online-shops for our customers.

In which city are you located? 

I live, work and study in Hamburg, Germany

A word to define what kind of worker you are:


What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Tools that are essential to my work are: my laptop, my camera, my lovely Zeiss lens, almost every Adobe software and Maxon Cinema 4D

What does your office space look like? 

The office at works look very cozy and friendly since I work at a startup, we are not so many people, but everyone sits in the same room, so we chat and laugh while working, very friendly atmosphere.

I don’t have a personal office, but when I do freelance works, I work at home on my desk which I just have my laptop connected to a monitor.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working? 

I listen to almost anything, depend on the mood, but usually electronic minimal or deep house it helps me to concentrate much easily. But one thing that I always can listen to is Massive Attack 🙂

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work? 

Not particularly, but usually when I want to focus and work long, I take a shower (I know it sounds strange but it really helps), clean my desk and drink a fine coffee and listen to a good music. In this way, I can concentrate very good and work.

What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

I would say a calm workspace, good music, good coffee and enough breaks and movements in between times.

What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

I know it may sound silly and cliché, but “less is more” is the best advice to live by.

What is your best tip for saving time? 

I really don’t have any tip for this one since I myself am usually short on time 😀

What is your routine start and end of the day? 

I usually start the day with checking on the social media, take a shower, drink a coffee and go to work. And end the day by watching a nice movie or series.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

I would say my camera. I have it with me almost everywhere, because you never know when you will be needing it.