#WFH Diaries: Varick Loyer of Hurrah.studio

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage against the machine, we're checking in with creative industry folks to see how they're faring. Here's an update from Varick Loyer, creative producer and co-founder of Hurrah.studio, a French production company in the esports and gaming space.

Give us a one-sentence bio of yourself.

Potentially the biggest video game nerd you'll never know about.

Where are you living right now, and who's with you?

With the lady in Belleville, Paris.

What's your work situation like at the moment?

Slow but surprisingly pleasant.

Describe your socializing strategy.

Video gaming/Discord.

How are you dealing with childcare, if applicable?

Please ask [my partner] Lauren... She is doing an OK job, I guess. I've been eating regularly.

What are you reading?

Novelas by Azimov.

What are you watching?

Altered Carbon, very slowly getting through it. And a lot of League of Legends.

What are you listening to?

Indie rock: Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire and Arcade Fire.

How are you staying fit?

Intensively doing 45-minute sessions with the lady every second day.

Have you taken up a hobby?

I should start writing short stories again. Thanks for the advice!

Any tips for getting necessities?

Smile when you look at people. Even from behind a mask, people can see the eyes. It isn't easy right now, so smiling makes everyone feel better.

An awkward moment since all this started.

Haven't had to see people, so not applicable here.

Best work email you got since all this started.

Nothing to report.

An aha! moment since all this started.

People get incredibly lonely in this situation ... I don't. Am I a robot?

What's your theory on how this is going to play out?

Two more months of this, then back to insane amounts of work. A bloody booming economy.

See the full #WFH Diaries series here.

Angela Natividad
Angela Natividad is the European markets editor at Muse by Clio. She also writes about gaming and fashion, and whatever else she's interested in, really. She's based in Paris and North Italy, so if you're local, say hi. She might eat all your food.

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