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Laurynas Karvelis, Programmer

Laurynas Karvelis, Programmer

MY RENTADESK IS...

Artist House. I joined Rentadesk as I needed a space to focus and get my work done without distractions. I've been in London for four years but I've never worked anywhere like this before. I'm originally from Lithuania, a country of basketball.

WHICH PACKAGE?

I chose the full-time hot desk package with extra storage space to leave my laptop stand overnight. Being a hotdesker means I don't have a permanent desk, but that suits me. I prefer choosing a different desk every day. I pick a different seat depending on my mood that day. Some days I like to be near the radiator. Other days, the window. Know what I mean?

ARRIVAL TIME?

Being a night owl I love to wake up late, so usually I get to the office around 11.30am. I put my headphones on and rock. I listen to random genres on Spotify, from classical music to drum and base.

HOME TIME?

Usually I finish between 6 and 7pm. I'm most productive in the afternoon and evenings, that’s when I really get really into the zone and get my work done. After work, I often go bouldering which is a new kind of indoor climbing they do at Vauxwall, under Vauxhall Bridge. I go alone, as it allows me to concentrate and clear my mind. On the nights I don’t go there, I head straight home to sit on my couch, play PS4 and think about what I need to do tomorrow.

JOURNEY TO WORK?

Living in Elephant and Castle the commute is wonderful. It’s 20 minutes to Holborn by bus from the stop by the station. Once I'm at Holborn I know it’s only another five-minute walk to the office (and my coffee).

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Some Rentadeskers bring interesting leftovers from last night’s dinner but I don't cook much, so I never do! Luckily there are lots of local cafes to choose from. At the moment I'm into toasted ciabattas with salmon or chicken. I bring my lunch back to the office to eat at the communal table, with a cup of tea I make in the kitchen. Then I'm good to go for the second part of the day.

FAVOURITE LOCAL CAFÉ?

The Bush and Fields café on Museum Street – it’s Italian, even though it doesn't sound like it! I never go anywhere else. When I like something, I stick with it. I'm very loyal.

AND BAR?

The Plough pub is just next to the office, so a little crowd of us from Rentadesk usually go there on Friday evenings to have a few pints. It’s always good fun – we have a laugh.

CURRENT PROJECTS?

Usually I work as a Javascript contractor in various companies in central London. I started my first company aged 18. My mind never rests – I find myself constantly generating ideas. This time is special to me, as finally I got the guts to kick-start a new project called geektastic.io that enables contractors like me to find new jobs painlessly and completely avoiding recruiters. I truly enjoy not just the results of my work but the entire process. I’m enjoying the “now moment” that Rentadesk is giving me.

BEST THING ABOUT RENTADESK?

Being able to wake up when I want, and come to work when I want. Meeting new and interesting people, exchanging ideas and hearing new suggestions is priceless to me. For example, Rentadesk ran a lunchtime session recently where we gave feedback on each other’s websites – that was very useful for me. I love that Rentadesk is peaceful yet friendly. That feeling of getting work done in a place that’s not my home is beautiful to me. 

 

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