NERDs’ tips for staying productive and motivated when working remotely

At NERD, we’ve been crafting in a flexible & remote approach for nearly 5 years now, due to our international talent & global clients. Our collaborative nature from our birth has meant that during these times, we have been continuing to bring to life visual delights, without risk to our teams, clients, and brands. With the working from home situation likely to be extended until later this year, we asked NERDs to share how they’re keeping productive and motivated while working from home. We hope their thoughts might empower you too!

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NERD’s animation guru Volstok on producing animated TVC during a pandemic

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We are not silencing ourselves in adversity, our voice amplifies with relatable content – NERD’s talents have proven that time & time again and Volstok are no different. Although there’s a pandemic outside and we are all working from home, it has not interrupted the way we are connecting with audiences. Due to our international talent pool, we have always crafted in a flexible approach. Yes, we have had to adapt here and there, but we are constantly supporting clients and agencies to push their messages out there.

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Claire shares her tips to coping with self-isolation and anxiety.

Since this whole thing started, many of us around the world, even those who haven’t been infected by the virus, have had to self-isolate at home for the past few months. Before that, we’ve all had planned to travel the world, meet-up with loved-ones, attend weddings, parties or grab a coffee with a colleague – simply, enjoy our lives in different ways. Working from home for us, NERDs, was nothing new, although this situation is a bit different. NERD’s Executive Producer and avid painter Claire shares her tips to coping with self-isolation and anxiety, which we hope will help you or someone you know turn things around and enjoy the simple things we might sometime take for granted.  

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Paloma, The Directing Duo Who Sparks Creativity Remotely!

Self-isolation and social distancing are the new normal. Offices are indeed closed, live-action productions cancelled yet our audiences are going to be online for many hours more and it’s the best time to reach out to out to them through animation &  illustration. In short, self-isolation might mean disruption to working life, but also means new opportunities and exploring new horizons!

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How To Build Your Own Visual Identity

Illustrator Luke Preece’s guide to finding your own identity as a visual artist and turning your passion into a career.

Before I focused on illustration I was a graphic designer full time and a musician as a side hustle. I could definitely talk at length about my career choices and how I ended up where I am today. It might be beneficial to others coming up… I like helping younger generations where I can. I’m a father to two girls so the parent in me naturally wants to encourage being creative as a viable career choice. There’s never been a better time than now… The opportunities are endless.

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