This post is part of a series where Behance developers talk about the various tools they use to get things done and make ideas happen.
1. Who are you, and what do you do at Behance?
2. What hardware do you use?
My hardware isn’t too impressive since most of my day is spent in a text editor. I do have two 24″ Acers though. If you don’t have two monitors you really can’t get things done as fast. I keep one vertical to see more lines of code, and the other horizontal for my browsers. I’m slowly converting everyone here to use one vertical too – it takes some getting used to but then really helps out in the end. As for the operating system I use Windows 7, which I honestly believe is the first Windows OS to be more user friendly than a Mac. And even though it’s not a part of my computer, my Shure SE215 earbuds are one of my most valued pieces of electronics. Noise-canceling headphones can be really useful if an open-office gets too noisy.
3. What software do you use?
4. What do you listen to while working?
What I listen to really depends on the task at hand. For more complicated tasks ( like ProSite and the Project Editor ) you’d mainly find me listening to instrumental soundtracks / classical. The number one album I listen to during that time is The Fountain. I’m also a big fan of Philip Glass and anything of that nature. Yes, I do still buy music. When I’m not bending my brain I listen to a variety of rock and trip hop. Muse, The Strokes, Thievery Corporation, and Massive Attack are probably the most common there. When it comes to really tedious work, I blast harder rock and electro mixes so I can stay alert/awake.
5. Out of all the equipment used, what piece of software/hardware do you feel is the most useful of all?