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Hey Tim, thanks so much for joining us on The Industry. Tell us a bit about yourself and the work you’re doing.
Hey Conor! I’m currently a 27-year-old guy living in San Francisco with his wonderful wife Gwen and our precious 6-month-old daughter Spence, working for a tiny company you might’ve heard of called Instagram where I’m responsible for mobile design for both Android and iOS. Before that I lived in Austin, TX working for Gowalla after moving from Belgium to the US once we got our visa.
What is your workspace like? Are there any design tools that you simply couldn’t live without?
My workspace right now consists out of a 15″ Retina MacBook Pro on an aluminum stand on the right (by day I use its screen for chat, Twitter, mail and previewing designs), right in front of me I have a 27″ Cinema Display (with Photoshop CS6 in the darkest mode), my iPhone is standing in an Elevation Dock with Skala running pretty much all day, a decent set of headphones (Sony MDR-7506) and Apple’s wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse.