Rolling remote with Camilo Luna

Camilo is a freelancer based in Colombia who primarily works as a web developer for Bitnation and does some additional work for the Colombian branding agency, Alunizar.

Because Bitnation is headquartered in Europe, Camilo does a lot of real-time work first thing in the morning and uses the quieter afternoon hours for focused work. Based on his workload for the day, you might find Camilo on 6 a.m. for a mountain bike ride, going for an 11 a.m. jog, or doing a 3 p.m. Freeletics workout.

Staying in strong physical and mental shape is Camilo’s biggest productivity tip. He shares the breathing exercises, meditations, and workouts that keep him on-track.

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? 1 year

Where are you based? Colombia

Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In my home office

When are you most productive? Afternoon

Coffee or tea? Both. Tea with breakfast and coffee mid-morning and after lunch.

Camilo’s dog, Marco, lounging in his home office | Submitted by Camilo Luna

Camilo’s home office setup and decor

What type of chair do you use while at work?

Typical office chair, but I would love to get a standing desk.

What features do you like most about your work space?

I have a maid three days a week so she’ll bring me coffee, fruit, or whatever else I need. Also, I love my 28-inch Ultra HD Samsung monitor!

Do you share your work space with anyone? Tell us about them!

Furry boy (aka my dog, Marco Andres Luna) and sometimes my sister.

Camilo’s home office setup | Submitted by Camilo Luna

Remote work pros and cons: Camilo’s take

What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?

Pros: schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, fewer transportation/work expenses

Cons: struggles with clear communication, feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues, less focus

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Slack, Asana, G Suite, Spark (email app), and Dashlane (password manager)

What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?

Marco makes sure Camilo gets plenty of exercise | Submitted by Camilo Luna

What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)

  1. My 15-inch MacBook Pro
  2. Klean Kanteen (I use a wide mouth version for coffee and the classic for water)
  3. My bicycle so I can go to coffee shops, coworking spaces, and visit clients in the city

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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