Timothy J. Reynolds’ journey to Twitch
“…The 9-to-5 job was never for me. If creativity doesn’t strike, you can’t just turn it on. The art director is tapping you on the shoulder. ‘F*ck you, man, it doesn’t work that way,’” Reynolds laughed. “Open offices were a disaster for me. The minute someone comes and taps you on the shoulder, you’re f*cked. I can’t get back into that spot for another hour. It’s so hard to get that focus back. Cubicles aren’t much better, but at least they isolate you from all that noise. The burst of productivity came with headphones on, that’s how it works for me.”
To keep his creativity alive and churning, Reynolds would come home from work … and just continue to work some more – this time, however, on his own projects and his own style. The result was 80-hour work weeks, spending about 50 hours at the agency and 30 hours tinkering and crafting at home.
“I didn’t know what I was doing, just trying to push myself,” Reynolds said. “I didn’t realize I was trying to push myself out of that job…