Workflow with Ana Ferreira, Head of Design at Doist

In this edition of Workflow, we have Ana Ferreira, the Head of Design at Doist, where she oversees all design projects across the company’s apps – Twist and Todoist.

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Describe what you do: I’m the Head of Design at Doist, a fully remote company aiming to build tools that promote a calmer, more fulfilling way to work and live.

So I spend my day help building Todoist, a productivity app that helps people organize their lives, and Twist, a communication app that promotes asynchronous communication.

How do you like your coffee: Black.

Device(s) you use: At Doist we support a lot of platforms, so my setup isn’t minimal: Macbook Pro 15′, LG 5K Display, Roost Laptop Stand, Apple Magic Mouse & Logitech Vertical Mouse, Apple Magic Keyboard, Apple Airpods Pro & Bose Quiet Confort, iPhone & Pixel Phone, iPad, Microsoft Surface.

Describe your working style in one sentence: Collaborative and iterative; Always trying to improve.

What does your workspace look like: Minimal in the morning, messy in the afternoon.

How does your workspace affect your creative process: My workspace affects me a lot. I’m more productive when working close to a window with natural light. And I’m more focused when my desk is empty, so I clean it every night to remove all the devices I accumulated during the day.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I don’t. Sometimes I like to work in silence. When I listen to music, it usually depends on my mood and the type of work in front of me.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Margarida Mouta.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.