355 - PG Gonni
PG Gonni is a Design Engineer at Metafy with over 6 years of web design and development experience. He is currently based on Montreal, Canada.
He is about to release Intro to Coding for Designers, a course where he will teach you how to turn your designs into functional products you can share with the world.
Inside PG's Workspace
- 14” M1 Max MacBook Pro (Space Gray) (32GB RAM) (512GB SSD)
- Magic Keyboard
- Magic Trackpad
- 32” LG Ergo 4K
- Balolo Setup Cockpit Desk Shelf Large
- Setup Cockpit Tray
- Setup Cockpit Laptop Dock
- Setup Cockpit Laptop Riser
- Herman Miller Lino
- IKEA Trotten (160x80cm)
- KRK Rokit 5s
- PreSonus 2 Eris Sub8
- Scarlet Solo
- AKG P120 Mic
- Elgato Mic arm
- Canon EOS RP
- Canon 35mm f/1.8
- SmallRig Selection Camera Desk Mount
- Elgato Key Light
- Pothos, Monstera, and Dwarf Umbrella Tree
- Apple Notes
What is the most useful item in your workspace?
Probably my Balolo Setup Cockpit, it just helps to keep my desk feeling super clean and uncluttered, which absolutely helps improve my productivity.
How many breaks do you typically take throughout the day?
I try to start my day with a short walk/hike, which is my first way to clear my head and get away from my screen. I usually then take a break for lunch, and typically stop work around 5pm. After that I might watch some TV for a bit before working on side projects, teaching, or making some food!
How do you manage work-life balance?
I like to get out of my space often, either to go on walks, go work from a coffee shop or co-working space, and just making sure I get quality time away from my screens (I need to be better about that!)
What is the hardest thing about creating educational content?
Probably coming up with ideas that seem interesting and valuable enough to make content about. I often think a reel is going to tank and it becomes one of my most viewed, or I think something is a really cool idea and then it doesn’t do all that well.
But the absolute hardest part is not letting all the negative comments get to my head. A lot of people like to feel smart or superior by putting down others, and although I do my best sometimes it gets to me.