Ben the Illustrator
|ben the illustrator (aka ben o'brien), london |
ben the illustrator
i work in a shared studio near Hoxton, bordering North and East London. We each have a desk and shelves, and it's generally a pretty cool place. There's graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, programmers and architectural types. Super mixed-up. I enjoy working here as there's always a relaxed, yet focused working atmosphere.
That's my desk there, I try and keep it pretty tidy, most of the time. I use a Mac mini with a lovely Mac flatscreen and a nice comfortable Wacom tablet.
Other stuff on my desk includes the essential teacup, a pot of pencil sharpenings, stationary (as far as stationary goes I generally use HB pencils for drawing and a black felt-tip for writing, I dont need much), mp3 player (must have music, must have music, must have music). Out of site there's also a scanner and a fan (gets quite hot in the summer I tell you) and a big stack of paper, lists, notes and letters (a stack that should be dealt with more often). Towering above my desk is my shelving, I try and keep all my work tidy and ordered in folders, plus numerous inspiring magazines and books, copies of my published work and a few of my scrapbooks. I'm a scrapbook obsessive, I have to keep most of them at home though, bah!
You can see a bit of my wall-space there, generally where I stick that all-important 'stuff', postcards, lists, notes of huge importance and a list of paper dimensions, because I never remember anything the slightest bit technical, even down to paper.
I hope you've enjoyed finding out about my desk. I do love my desk, I'm comfortable, I can focus on work, I find the right inspiration and my studio brings the right atmosphere to surround me.
* special note! we have a few empty spaces in the studio, if you're interested then please do get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org *
goodbye for now.