In this edition of Workflow, we have Rebekah Bek, UX Writer at Ahrefs, talking about her love for all (strong) coffees and organised chaos.
Describe what you do: I work at Ahrefs as a UX Writer. We make SEO tools to help you rank on Google and get more search traffic.
How do you like your coffee: Almost any way as long as it’s strong. Seriously, I love them all. It is not uncommon for me to have a double espresso, an iced mocha and a piccolo latte all within the same day.
Device(s) you use: Right now, a 16″ MacBook Pro. I also use the iPhone11 and have an old iPad that I read on.
Describe your working style in one sentence: Organised chaos. I’m kind of all over the place and let myself be that way as long as I finish the tasks I plan for the day/week.
What does your workspace look like: I work on my MacBook from my dining table at home most of the time (when I go to the office, I have a separate monitor which makes life easier for certain tasks). I’m about to rent a new apartment that isn’t a tiny studio soon, so hopefully I get a bigger area to set something up next time round!
How does your workspace affect your creative process: It has a huge influence. If I have to do any “creative thinking”, I’m almost never at my seat. I tend to take a break from my laptop while that happens – go do a chore, sit at my sofa or balcony, or go for a walk if I’m in the office. I start mapping ideas or sketching with a pen and notebook after that before I take it digital again.
Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Nope, it changes by the day.
Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Any writer, really.
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