I’m happy. I’ve been succesfully running my design studio for the past 8 months and recently moved into a new office space. Since then I’ve been setting up the workspace to suit the way I want to work and create things. This dedicated quiet space gives me the luxury to focus and get much more done than I could get anywhere else before.
A dedicated quiet space gives me the luxury to focus and get much more done than I could get anywhere else before.
While I find myself constantly switching between different working modes like running a design systems workshop, working at client’s premises, or doing a remote meeting with a team in another city, I like having this personal space where I can come back to think and focus. A space for exploration and tinkering.
My workspace is a part of a bigger office, but with a dedicated room and a door. This is what my setup currently looks like (click for bigger photos):
A mini device lab sitting on my desk:
A tiny design systems book library:
I also have dedicated set of things that I take with me to workshops. It includes post-its, stickers, sharpies, and a timer in a small toolbox:
Finally, I’ve been getting more and more back to photography recently and made a switch to Sony A7R II some time back. Behind the lenses is Loupedeck photo editing console:
There’re a few things I’d still like to do here:
Firstly, I’d like to switch back to an adjustable desk at some point so that I can work both sitting and standing.
In addition, I’d like to bring here a lounge chair we have in our basement to help me get away from the computer when I run out of answers and need to think instead.
I’ve been also considering bringing a part of my record collection and a turntable with some speakers here, but I might just end up getting a HomePod. We’ll see.
If you have any questions about the setup ping me on Twitter. ❦
- 15" Macbook Pro, which is my main workhorse.
- LG Ultrafine 5K screen for design work.
- 10 year old 24" Cinema Display that I use mostly for testing Webfont rendering on low res screens.
- Vanamco Device Lab mobile device test stand.
- Loupedeck photo editing console.
- Sony A7R II camera with 25+85mm Zeiss Batis lenses.
- Modulo modular whiteboards for sketching.
- Vitra Eames plastic chair.
- Vitra Toolbox for workshop gears.
- Eames Prints on walls from House Industries.
- Time Timer visual timer.