Have you been working from home lately? Maybe you’ve gotten the itch to spruce up your workspace so it’s a more enjoyable space to spend your time in. Well, what better way to get some quality home office inspiration than to look to freelancers? After all, freelance creatives have plenty of experience designing a workspace that’s comfortable, functional, and conducive to productivity—and not to mention, pretty stylish too.
So, get ready for some major home office #goals as you scroll through the vibrant and eclectic workspaces of freelance graphic designers and illustrators around the world. Here we go!
“From my desk, I can see birds building their nests, storks feeding their babies on top of a tower, and a stunning blue sky as a background. No, I don’t need anything more to be inspired. I feel lucky.”
“The wall next to my desk is my moodboard. I add or remove things as my mood changes, or if I’m working on something bigger to keep me in the right headspace. I also have my desk set up so I can do things analog (paint, ink, or linocut), with the scanner under my desk and work on the computer.”
“I live in a small studio so I keep things organized and functional. I’ve got my drawing materials at hand, and I have a desk that perfectly fits my iPad, laptop, a cup of tea, and my tiny self. It’s not about the space or the tools—it’s all about good habits and balance.”
“My space isn’t big—maybe 10×11 square feet, but I pack a ton of stuff in there! The crazy thing is, there’s a story behind each and every piece of junk, stuff, or paraphernalia on my desk. Each piece speaks to a different era of design—of life, really. It’s so much fun dissecting the little tricks that each design seems to hide.”
“I don’t need a super zen arrangement of elements to get that creative juice flowing. I really like looking at plants and taking care of them. I started collecting some cool looking vinyls from the Soviet Bloc, which are an easy find in Bulgaria. The one in the picture above has an awesome color combo and typography on it.”
“When I work on freelance projects, I work from my home studio in Greenpoint. I love that space so much. It’s airy and bright. I keep it full of plants, art, books, and random little things that make me happy, like a Ketnipz Bean plushie.”
“The home office consists of a little bit of everything I love. Action figures, everything Nintendo related, video games, inspiring artwork from friends, and of course, natural light! Personally, I knew I needed an inspiring yet effective space to get my work done.”
“My home studio is a bright and airy space full of artwork, books, and trinkets that I’ve collected from my travels. I have a lot of plants and love looking after them as it gets me away from my computer. There’s also a park close by so I always hear the birds first thing in the morning. It’s a nice way to start the day.”
“My desk is big enough to fit everything I need: a bunch of paper & pencils, my tablet & laptop, my plants, and even some of my Kinder egg toys. The wall above my desk is filled with work in progress, sketches, and posters. It might seem a bit cluttered at first, but it makes the space feel cozier & helps me get into play mode.”