Do you pay attention to how your workspace is arranged? Every successful designer whose workspace I've seen has had a style to it. Some were clean, some were messy, some were minimalist, some were cluttered, but all of them revealed something about that person. The objects that wound up on their desks, the lighting they used, the chairs they sat in all said something about that person's workflow, process, tastes or accomplishments. And they were all spaces for work.
You might think spaces designed for play wouldn't elicit a similar level of attention, being that that's the space where folks unwind and engage in their hobbies. But gamers are a serious lot, and a look at a cross-section of home gaming spaces reveals the attention paid to their layout.
Over on Massdrop, user Draxor solicited submissions for a "Show & Tell: Post Your Setup/Battlestation," asking gamers to show off their shrines. Here are some of their set-ups:
While some are inarguably garish, others are quite tasteful, no? There are several where if you'd told me those were designer's workspaces, I'd have been none the wiser.
If any of you gaming nerds are interested in the particulars of any given set-up, most of the folks linked above have listed all of the details.
If you'd like to give the whole show-and-tell a look-see, it's here.
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Two of my all-time favs
As an ID guy and a gamer, I have a setup similar to this. I have my custom built PC, RGB'ed its brains out, with my Wacom Cintiq to the left, on top of a live edge desk made by my also ID brother. I keep the surface very clean and orderly. I'll post a picture later on today. Good post Rain. The folding table also made me laugh when I came to it.
"good post, rain"?? He's taking content from another site and putting it here, not even adding any commentary to it.
Love the guy with 4 monitors on a folding table.
Obviously all there is missing here is a picture of my Commodore 64 and cassette deck games set-up with 14 inch Mitsubishi CRT from my 1988 bedroom. Seriously though, some of these set-ups are just insane while others give a lot of inspiration.