Workflow with Sam Perryman, UX, UI & Product Designer

In this edition of Workflow, we have Sam Perryman, a UX, UI & Product Designer, talking about missing Sydney coffee and working in a Swedish co-working space.

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Describe what you do: I’m a UX/UI/Product Designer. I design stuff that solves problems, looks nice and is easy enough that your grandma could use. Right now I’m taking on freelance contracts until my work visa gets sorted here in Sweden (I moved Feb 2020 – great timing right haha). Then I’ll be joining a Threat Intelligence Company here. A super interesting piece of tech with some really smart people so I can’t wait to learn!

How do you like your coffee: I’m missing flat white’s from Sydney. But here in Gothenburg, I’m all about a V60 filter.

Device(s) you use: MacBook Pro-13-inch, iPhone XR, Paper, Pen.

Describe your working style in one sentence:

  • First – Emails, check-ins and planning (I’m working with clients in a few different time zones right now).
  • Then – Work work work.
  • Then – Meetings in the afternoon.

What does your workspace look like: I’m working in a co-working space right now called (things have been a little more relaxed in Sweden). There’s usually only a few of us so it’s ok.

I generally move around a bit, I don’t like to be sitting down in the one spot all day. I’ll either be in a meeting room throwing ideas on the whiteboard, on the comfy couch for my meetings or in front of my laptop at my desk working on designs and documentation.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: It changes regularly, but right now it’s Spotify’s We Be Vibin’.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Penny Talalak.

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