Gabriel Eikwu

Product Designer working freelance out of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.

Gabriel Eikwu is a Product Designer currently working freelance out of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.

He’s currently building Passcoder; an Identity Management System that makes verifications online (KYC, Sign ups etc) much easier. He’s also working on Footie League – An African version of Fantasy Premiere League but includes other UEFA competitions. Hydra, another project of Gabriel is a decentralised social media for web3 enthusiasts where they can earn when they engage. 

Gabriel's Workspace

Hardware

  • Xiaomi Mi Curved 34 Inch Gaming Monitor – I like the freedom it gives me and the color profile is wonderful too. A great refresh rate makes scrolling seamless.
  • Logitec MX Keys Advanced wireless Keyboard – Very compatible with Macs and you can pair it with 3 different devices to increase work flow.
  • Logitec Mx Master 2S Mouse – Same as keyboard, can be paired with up to 3 devices, has an infinity scroll and has customisable buttons to make working easier and increase flow.
  • Multi-light ball – For desktop ambience 
  • Desk Mat – From Aliexpress, also doubles as a mouse pad. Comfortable and keeps the hand warm.
  • MacBook Pro M1 2021
  • JBL Tune 510BT Wireless Headphones – Great for work and meetings
  • Headphone Stand – Ordered from Aliexpress
  • Essar Ergonomic Spinning Chair 
  • JBL Charge 5 – For when there is a need for background music

Work Tools

    • Figma – Design/Process flows (FigJam)
    • Adobe Photoshop (Design)
    • Adobe Illustrator (Design)
    • Adobe InDesign (Design)
    • Discord (Tasks, Work Space, Meetings)
    • Google Meet (Meetings)
    • Safari & Chrome Browsers
    • Camtasia (Screen Recordings and Video Editing)
    • Bootstrap Studio – WYSIWYG Website Builder for building customised HTML websites

What is the inspiration behind your space design and item catalogue?

I have always wanted an established space as a work space. A place where I get into the mood to work as soon as I sit down. So I made sure I got the best available tool that would make me feel that way.

Describe a typical work day

I wake everyday at 7am and then make a cup of coffee. I read while drinking coffee and when done, excersise for 30 minutes. By 8 am I have my bath and then start working till 12.

I take breaks for eating around this tme. I’ll eat and then relax for a bit resuming work around 2 pm till 5 pm where I take another break.

Some days I end the day here but most days, I resume working around 7 pm and work till 11 or 12pm where I retire for the day.

And repeat the next day.

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