Craig Farrall and Brian Yerkes have inspired me to show off my workspace as they have done. Also, many peers, clients, and potential clients ask about my work/live situation as well as what type of equipment I use to design; so hopefully this post can help answer some of their questions.
This is pretty much what I see for 80% of my waking life! It may sound sad, but I love it. This image features several pieces of equipment; an iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB of RAM, an iPhone, a Wacom Tablet; graph paper for sketching as well as post-its and a small notepad for note taking on the phone; a sweet dinosaur cup with ‘James’ printed on it that holds all my pencils, pens, and x-acto knives; an Adleta perpetual calendar, AKG K240 Studio headphones, a swinging lamp, and in the background you can see some of my coats on the wall as well as a REALLY old filing cabinet.
As you’ll notice this features my coworker–whether I like it or not–Armand (the black cat). He likes to hang out and swing his tail in my face as I try to type. Also you can see that behind my chair there is a Dalek print and on the other wall a Jeff Soto print (two of my favorite artists).
The printer and peripheral table. We’ve got a Brother MFC–7820N B&W laser, a Canon i960 inkjet, a Lynksys router, a Motorola cable modem, Vonage adapter, a Western Digital hard drive, and a Swingline stapler!
Under the desk I’ve got a little charging table that usually holds an 80 GB iPod, an iPod Shuffle, a Canon Digital Elph, a TomTom GPS unit, and a Panasonic wireless phone base station with accompanying phone. Next to that is a DAT Optic RAID hooked up to the G4 tower which is the office/household server. There’s also a paper shredder and tons of blank discs down there somewhere.
This one really isn’t my “work” space but it’s what I see next to my desk. Books and a couch; a nice little rest area. There are two more Jeff Soto prints and also an original sketch by Michael Ryan.
What does your workspace look like?