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Your Layout/Workspace!

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by TheNoone, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    Im just interested to know every graphic designer has there perfect setup!
    Mac, Pencils, Sketchpad! COFFEE!
    Most of the stuff to get you through a day of design.
    I Just want to know what people like to use to get them through there day, all the way down to
    a pencil sharpener!

    Get writing!:icon_notworthy:
  2. NeedForBleed

    NeedForBleed Member

    Most important thing, is a belt. I keep my belt on at all times, because my jeans fall down where I've got colour books, car keys, wallet, phone and a tape measures stashed in my pockets. Rumour has it, that the titanic was actually spotted escaping from those jeans.

    Then other things on my list: copious amounts of coffee, food, a job sheet so that I can doodle some sketches and finally, a pencil sharpener. :icon_wink:
  3. Munni

    Munni Member

    Desk = Imac G5 and Packard Bell laptop, printer, scanner, phone, a few pens

    ''Little Messy Table'' = letraset pens, crayons, felts, scissors, clues, different types of paper, card, paints and any other 'crafty/messy/creative' stuff

    Shelves = books, books, books, more books...oohh and 4yrs worth of Computer Arts, folder of bits and bobs of leaflets and stuff that I collect...erm erm...another shelf full of weird stuff...rubix cubes and anything colourful

    Walls = Posters of anything weird and/or 'graphicy', and one whole wall dedicated to VW Campervans!!

    Is anyone else's setup as weird as mine??!!
  4. DougBarned

    DougBarned Member

    Maybe we could upload some photos too? ;)


    Have added a pic of my workspace for my day-job.

    Don't have a pic of my desk at home for freelancing yet - much messier, so I might not bother :p

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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  5. Kezz

    Kezz New Member

    I have my MAC, Scanner, Design Book, paper EVERYWHERE ...all types
    and... a beany ZIPPPY, ipod shuffle, a cup of tea...
    And an anything wise!! :) clever mailers, shinny things... ha ha
    oh, I almost forgot, the trusty To Do List!
  6. designerste

    designerste New Member

    Things i find which get me through the day are the obvious Mac, laptop pc, sketchpad, books for inspiration, pencils, pens, cup of tea, phone and USB stick. Also a very messy desk! but i don't think that helps!
  7. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    Messy desk seems to be the norm with creative types. And I'm no exception.
  8. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    My desk from left to right:

    Deadline chart taped to the desk (with biro sribbles all over it)
    Publications Pantone ref chart for the next 12 months taped to the desk (again covered in biro)
    A pile of past issues and a media pack
    Desk tidy thingy with 6 biros (5 blue 1 black), scissors, paper clips & 2 co-codamol pills
    Mac Mini (behind desk tidy)
    LG Viewty plugged into the mini (lost the charger)
    Process Yellow C Pantone mug (very badly coffee stained)
    Small layout pad for doodling ideas
    Pad of post-it notes
    John Smiths bar runner acting as mouse mat
    Some multi purpose wipes
    Some more past issues
    Some copy waiting forms
    And my pencil's fallen on the floor.
  9. DougBarned

    DougBarned Member

    I see I didn't start a trend with the photo then... lol
  10. Mercy Design

    Mercy Design Member

  11. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    We're all too scared. . . your desk is soooooo tidy. I do have a desk - I'll find it soon and put a photo up.
  12. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    I would post a picture but its home time! lol
  13. DougBarned

    DougBarned Member

    Haha, I don't actually work there anymore. New desk isn't too messy either though. I'll try and post a pic of my home (freelance) desk and you'll see I'm just as messy as the rest of you ;)

    I just keep tidy at work...

  14. CloudCover

    CloudCover New Member

    Let's see....

    We have:

    3 pantone mugs (one for coffee, one for water and one for wine)
    4 former beer cans that have been co-opted as ashtrays
    1 2006 eMac that desperately wants to be replaced by a MacBook Pro
    1 sound system, including far too big subwoofer
    1 wacom bamboo one tablet
    1 full length mirror/to do list
    2 diaries (personal/work)
    1 advent 4211 netbook
    materials for the production of roll up cigarettes
    1 wobbly stack of photoshop and illustrator manuals
    2 wobbly stacks of dvd boxset cases (currently re-watching season one of Dexter)
    1 bottle of Hardy's Cabernet Merlot
    Mobile phone
    assorted unsorted postcards from my last (indeed, first, holiday)
    1 photoshop shortcut sheet

    And that, my friends, is that.

    Edit: one pissed off girlfriend asking when I'm going to stop working for the evening.
  15. DougBarned

    DougBarned Member

    Ah, yes - I have that on my list too. Something a photo can't quite portray... :icon_dunno:

  16. DougBarned

    DougBarned Member

    Okey, biting the bullet - my home desk where I do my freelance stuff at it's messiest!

    Don't judge :p


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  17. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Well my home office below where I am most the week is much tidier than my work office....a tidy workspace a tidy mind and all that....:icon_wink:


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