320 - Stephen Okonkwo
Stephen Okonkwo is a Product Designer from Nigeria
He is also a Design Contributor to Open Source Community Africa, a community aimed at creating and supporting the open source movement within Africa.
Outside of his design work, he is an avid reader and a part-time gamer.
Inside Stephen's Workspace
- Apple 2021 MacBook Pro (16-inch)
- LG 40WP95C-W 40” UltraWide Curved Monitor
- Fully Jarvis Standing Desk
- Amazon Echo (4th Gen)
- Insta360 Link Webcam
- Egotron Monitor Arm
- Keychron K2 Pro Mechanical Keyboard
- HyperX QuadCast S mic
- Logitech Anywhere 3 mouse
- 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd Gen)
- CalDigist TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock
- Apple Magic Trackpad 2
- BenQ ScreenBar Halo
What is the most useful item in your workspace?
I'll say a pen and paper. I like to write my thoughts down, especially when working so I don't forget. I also enjoy the old-fashioned style of sketching wireframes on paper.
How do you spark creativity?
I have a couple of artistic books, so I tend to glance through them whenever I can. I find out it helps when I'm dealing with a creative block. I also like to step away from the computer and take long walks or play video games.
How do you manage work-life balance?
Honestly, I struggle with this sometimes, as I tend to work round the clock a lot, but I'm a huge fan of the Pomodoro Technique, where I set about 1 to 2 hours of uninterrupted work time and take about 30 mins break. I find it helps me finish up work-related tasks faster and gives me more time to myself.
What is your favorite video game played in the past year?
This will be hard because I've played a lot of games in the past year and enjoyed them all, but I'll give it to God of War.
148 - Austen Allred
Austen Allred is the co-founder and CEO of BloomTech (Bloom Institute of Technology), formerly known as Lambda School