Rolling remote with Jennifer Amenta

Whether she’s collecting vintage pieces for her jewelry collection, Jennifer Elizabeth, or working with clients as a graphic designer, Jenn’s specialty is her high level of creativity and developed sense of what sells.

Jenn is based in NYC, but is currently on Remote Year‘s four-month program traveling around Central and South America. She checks in with Remoter from Mexico City and shares a peek into her travel-centric remote work life.

The view from Jenn’s “desk” in Máncora, Peru | Submitted by Jenn Amenta

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? 1 year

Where are you based? Currently Mexico City, but based in NYC

Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Afternoon

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Jenn’s workspace setup

What type of chair do you use while at work?

Something with a cushion wherever I end up!

What features do you like most about your work space?

Free Wi-Fi! Coworking spaces generally have free drinks too.

The Selina workspace in Medellin is one of Jenn’s favorite places to work | Photo by @beccasiegelphoto

Remote work pros and cons: Jenn’s take

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

Pros: schedule flexibility, less stressful work environment, travel flexibility

Cons: struggles with clear communication

Working from home tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Asana, Slack, Skype,

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

I can’t work from home–I need to go to a space, preferably a coworking space, where other people are working. Favorites include Selina CoWorking in Medellin, Columbia and Ludlow House New York.

Jenn always keeps her MacBook Pro and journal handy | Photo by @halfhalftravel

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 MacBook Pro
  2. A journal (I like to pick up different ones from McNally Jackson in Soho)
  3. A millimeter gauge to measure

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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