As we kick off our first remote worker interview series, we have none other than the formidable Jacob Cass, Brand Designer & Strategist for the now infamous website, Just Creative.
Jacob Cass is one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a true digital nomad, he has travelled across many countries across the world whilst leading and scaling his very own design agency, Just Creative.
When did you start tele-commuting as a digital nomad and how did that come about?
I started 5 years ago, after wanting to travel the world. I found it easier than working fulltime, as I had more time to focus on building my business.
What would go down as the biggest achievement so far and what makes you so proud of this
My site JUST Creative!
Do you have any favourite cafes, places or coworking spaces that you like to tele-working from when not at home and why are these your favourite?
No, I work from my hotel room or home?
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
Helping others on a more personal level & also a wider audience via Podcasts.
What does a typical workday look like for you and how do you manage your time and schedule effectively?
Breakfast, Emails, Design, Lunch, Blogging, Emails, Dinner, Relax! I use a calendar to schedule time blocks & Notion to keep track of projects.
Do you have any recommendations for software or tools which are invaluable to you as a digital nomad and how do they help you to stay productive?
Productivity comes down to habits, so start forming good habits. eg. set work hours, waking up a certain time, reading X amount a day, etc. I use Notion for keeping track of my projects.
If you could give one bit of advice to anybody out there that is dreaming about tele-commuting what would that be?
Start in an affordable country and use that as your home base to travel further!
Well there we have it, thank you Jacob for giving us some inspiration and to learn more about everything you do as a digital nomad! If you want to follow Jacob Cass, just head on over to his website Just Creative to learn more.
If you found encouragement and the remote work experience of Jacob Cass inspirational as you pursue remote work or a business idea, take a look at some of the articles in the Search Remotely Series: A Day in the Life of a Remote Worker. See below.
A day in the life of a remote worker