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Ideas on Productivity

Three-thirty-itis is a thing! Just ask the guys at our local coffee shop around the corner. If you, too, are in need of a little pep-up around this time on an overwhelming Monday, we’re doing our best to oblige with ‘Quoted’ – a new short and snappy series of inspiring quotes from our fave local creatives.

First up, we turn to artist and co-founder of Dinosaur Designs, Stephen Ormandy, graphic designer / illustrator Kat Macleod, who is also the Creative Director at Ortolan, and stylist / influencer Stephanie Stamatis (aka Stephanie Somebody) on the subject of productivity.

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For Stephen Ormandy the artist, productivity looks after itself as he works away exploring new ideas. In his design life, as co-founder of Dinosaur Designs, maximising productivity us crucial, and he’s highly aware of falling into the procrastination trap. Photo – Nikki To for The Design Files.

Stylist, art director, and business owner Stephanie Stamatis is all about a productivity-inducing playlist – Drake is her go-to at the moment! She’s also trying to work smarter not harder, by delegating tasks and not letting every notification *bling* pull her away from the task at hand. Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files. Styling – Stephanie Stamatis.

Kat Macleod is the Creative Director at Ortolan, a graphic designer and illustrator. She’s also a mother to Jimmy (aged 6), and twins Abe and Winnie (nearly 4). While Kat jokes that they may be her ‘productivity enemies’, play with her kids is also a time to refresh, and motivates her to dive back into things afterwards. Photo – Annette O’Brien for The Design Files.

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