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 :D
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.