Peeping into 88 Designer’s Workstations in the Design Community
We have seen lots of beautiful websites, created by many talented web designers from around the world. And I bet many of us are curious to know how their workstations look like or what kind of computers they use. Web designers spend most of their time in front of their computers, and they will make their workstations as comfortable as possible, based on their styles and needs.
To abate everyone’s curiosity, we are going to take a peek at some workstations of web designers from around the world. Every picture was sent and shared personally by each individual web designer and we hope that the pictures of their workstations will inspire you to give your own workstation at home a makeover as well.
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Showcase of Workstations
Fresh Meat is the antithesis of stale. Seasoned enough to get the job done, but fresh enough to be current, Jonathan Patterson is Fresh Meat.
Dean Oakley lives on the Gold Coast, Australia, where he graduated as Bachelor of IT with 1st Class Honours from Griffith University in 2004. Since then he has been enjoying working in web design and development.
Jonathan Snook is a creator of striking designs, impeccable markup and code, and forward-thinking ideas and applications.
Gian Carlo Franco
Gian Carlo Franco is a web designer, front-end developer, and WordPress themer currently living in Vancouver.
Sujie Wang is a web designer and developer since 10+ years ago.
Bojan Janjanin is a freelance web designer based in Croatia and Yesterdayishere is his online home.
Elliot Jay Stocks
Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, an illustrator, a speaker, and an author. Occasionally, he has been known to wear the ‘musician’ hat, too.
A web professional from Velika Gorica, Croatia. The nick maratz was acquired in the ‘90s, hence the domain name.
Joseph Lifrieri ia a visual artist specializing in illustration and design for digital mediums. He likes zombies, legos, and video games.
Darren Hoyt is an interface designer and developer based in New York. In addition to client work, he releases his own products and writings on the side.
Thomas Veit is a web developer, designer and WordPress Rockstar! He loves creative work like designing websites or creating music on his lovely mac computer.
Web designer from Bucharest, Romania, owner of design your way.
Magnus Jepson is a web designer and co-founder of WooThemes, from Norway.
Andrayogi is a web designer from Jakarta, Indonesia. He fell in love with web design since he was in high school, that would be around 1999.
Delphine Pagès is a graphic/web designer and a cheese "monster". She is a French and lives in London.
Steve Mullen is a web designer and front end developer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He enjoys making the web a better looking place.
Freelance website designer with work showcased internationally most recognizable at smashingmagazine.com, cssmania.com and creattica.com.
Daniel Gutierrez is a young designer from Chile who wants to change the world into a colorful place.
Ryan Scherf is a web designer, developer, entrepreneur and standards evangelist located in Minneapolis, MN.
Jamison Banham is a graphic and web designer, and internet marketer. His interests are anything design related, online business, partying hard and enjoying life.
Yichi is a graphic user interface designer from China with a passion for visual and interactive design.
Angel Sulistyo has been making websites since 1999. She learns it by herself, she is a self-taught person and a fast learner.
Larissa Meek has been a 3D animator, Miss USA finalist, model, actress and reality TV star. She is really an artist at heart and eventually discovered a passion for the interactive medium.
Juanma Teixidó is a graphic/web designer from Paraguay.
Leticia Motta is a visual and interaction designer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a compulsive blog reader and online music listener.
Inayaili de León
Inayaili de León is a web designer. That makes websites both beautiful and easy to use — she can make a lot of amorphous content look clean and simple.
Lea Alcantara is the Creative Principal / Chief Hired Gun of Lealea Design.
Mike designed his first site back in 1998. Since then he has worked for a number of web design studios, advertising agencies, and online corporations.
Albert Lo specializes in creating websites with visual flair that are user-friendly and built according to best-practice web standards. He also creates corporate identity, branding and graphic designs for the web.
Matt Bango is currently a 23 year old web developer working at The New York Times in New York City.
Nathan Carnes, a freelance graphic designer and website developer from Bellingham, Washington.
Timothy Van Sas
Timothy van Sas but also respond to Tim or Rambo. He is very good at web design, XHTML, CSS, and smooth dancing!
Graphic designer and web designer from Hamburg, Germany, 23 years young and always on the lookout for new challenges.
Tanya Merone is a graphic designer based in New York, specializing in user interface design and development.
Designing clean, intuitive websites is what she likes to focus on while keeping in mind the user experience throughout the process.
Catarina Brito's passion for design is what drives her ideas, hard work and will to go beyond what's expected.
A visual designer based out of Taipei, Taiwan specializing in interactive design, print design and project management.
Matt Cronin is a professional web designer and developer. He is a pro in everything from Photoshop and Illustrator to HTML and PHP.
A different designer from the great city of Antwerp. He's also a developer, illustrator and all around good guy that loves graphic & web design.
An European web designer and developer, soon moving to work in London. He loves animals and donate 5% of all his profits to World Wildlife Fund.
Six years ago, Jonno Riekwel started self-learning Photoshop and later on HTML and CSS. It was the best decision he made to date.
Andrew Canham loves web design, web standards and all that jazz.
A freelance web designer from the Philippines.
Jonas Lekevicius is a web and graphic designer freelancing since 2005. With each project he strives to create innovative and original yet simple and usable design.
David Desandro revels in the creative process. Building from the foundations of art, math, and logic, he produces elegant, inspiring interfaces. Exploring uncharted waters in the medium, he innovates to find new ways to design for the web.
Max Tillich designs and develops things for the web after school.
Aaron Moody is a web and graphic designer, he creates visual solutions for passionate individuals and businesses.
A designer stationed in Taipei, Taiwan. Not only is he a great guy, but he can help develop your website in Taiwan.
Sara Tusar eats, breathes, and dreams web design. Awesome web design.
Trevor Sheridan is a software developer/designer located in Denver Colorado. He works for himself and wouldn't have it any other way. Like a lot of developers he loves open source and try to contribute to these projects whenever time permits.
Kevin Vertommen is a design addict from Belgium. He is also interested in football and games.
Jon Phillips is the lead designer and founder of SpyreStudios.
A web graphic designer and Illustrator who combines hand drawing skills with digital graphics for the web and print. Loves to design and illustrate almost anything related to the web or print.
Richie Thimmaiah lives in suburban Bangalore, India and he is doing his bachelors in electronics engineering. He is the founder of Richworks - a design blog.
Ben is the founder of the design blog, Pixel Clouds. He loves designing graphics and websites.
He does web development and web design. He is passionate about digital communication and quite a visionary dreamer about its future possibilities. If it's digital and it carries information, He is all for it.
Matt Hamm is a web designer & illustrator and he is the co-founder and creative director at Supereight Studio, which is a small web design studio based in Guildford, Surrey, UK.
Marcin Dziewulski is currently living in Warsaw, Poland. He is a web enthusiast, CSS and jQuery addict. In his opinion, MODx CMS is the best to create websites.
An eclectic fusion of UI and UX designer, code monkey and AV geek, Kim Burgess is a multimedia professional that has a passion for creating experiences which blur the line between the physical and digital worlds. By day he develops interactive media environments and by night experiments with ways in which to better computers' ability to speak human.
Kaue Ribeiro is a Brazilian-born UX Designer and front-end web developer currently working in Florida. When he is not working at a company he is here at my home workstation.
Jozef Toth is a Slovak based web designer and owner of a Drupal web design studio - Mogdesign. He blogs about web design and open-source CMS. In his free time he loves to be with his family, play music and sports.
He has been running Star Graphic Design out of his home office for 3 years now. Things are going really good, so he is considering looking at renting some space to separate home and work.
Jacob Ras is a freelance web designer who creates professional and attractive websites. In his spare time, he also creates WordPress plugins and works on his own projects.
Helen Huang is a vector artist currently residing in Los Angeles. She is passionate about fashion and design. Her style is modern and elegant at the same time, with heavy Asian influence by her Chinese heritage.
Heinrich Laubscher is a studio's rising star. He studied sound engineering and writes rocking guitar riffs. He has managed to learn web design in record time under our studio's guidance after falling in love with Photoshop.
Febby Tan is a 20-years-old graphic artist from Indonesia. A full-time freelancer, college student, musician, mac geek, and gadget savvy.
Gavin Elliot is the marketing and creative guy at Codeworks, he’s a designer, writer and creative strategist.
Dan Sherratt is a web designer from Sheffield who loves to talk about himself in the third person.
User experience design (UX), developer, and typography are all strong skills he posses. Photography is also a passion of his.
Callum Chapman is a self-employed designer and blogger from Royston (near Cambridge), UK, trading under his own company called Circlebox Creative. He writes for various blogs such as Circlebox Blog, the Tuts+ Network, Smashing Magazine and Webdesigner Depot - as well as taking on interesting and relevant design projects.
Brendon Grobler is a designer working with and building websites, but he is also mad on all kinds of design, photography, expressions of creativity, and sports.
Bogdan Teodorescu, a 26 year old graphic designer from Romania, successfully handled many big fish like L'Oreal, Carlsberg, Lipton, Audi, LG during his 5 years of experience in the online industry.
Benny Roth is a 28 year old webdesigner and developer, living in Munich, loving typography, colors & clean web design always inspired by nature and music.
Fandy has experiences in various software development projects in Netway Utama, PT., iBAR Sistem Solusi, PT., and Knowment AIE - Plasmedia, as Graphic and Web Designer.
Andrea Austoni has been a graphic designer for over 10 years. He started out in 3D art then branched out in identity, advertising and packaging.
Alexis Brille is a project manager and user interface/experience designer from Atlanta, USA with 8 years of experience in Art and Design. She has no idea how she got to holding a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Wollongong, AUS.
Alex Carabi is an American/Swedish freelance web designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a notorious soft spot for double-espressos, olive oil and jazz.
Nikola Lazarevic is the owner of Webexpedition. A web design and development blog.
Special from Onextrapixel
For this article, Onextrapixel team and some of the writers have also revealed their workstations below.
Charlotte Lam is a web designer and the editor of OXP. Her interest is in web interface and design as well as motion graphics. Her absorption with her work is mostly due to her attention to detail and passion for the world of design.
Terrance Huang is a web developer and the editor of OXP. He enjoys creating functional websites and is particularly engrossed in all the tiny details mixed together to construct great user interface experiences.
Citra Sudiro is a graphic designer by day and a blogger by night. Her enthusiasm for illustrations and design often takes her on long surfing trips on the internet, looking for new and interesting stuff.
Marko is a freelance web designer & developer based in Serbia. He is always trying to improve his skills and create a better user experience for his clients.
Yaron Schoen is an experienced designer, art director and digital artist living in Manhattan, New York. He specializes in many different fields of design but his primary focus is Web & Application Design.
Dave Gamache loves design. His workstation setup is simple and clean to keep him focused and happy while he plugs away at freelance. Do check out his award-winning portfolio site.
Shay Howe is a professional web and user interface designer currently living in Chicago, IL working for a variety of clients all across the country. He periodically writes in his blog, letscounthedays, where he talks about web design and development.
A self taught cynic who loves black humour and anything retro, Miki Mottes has been creating animations and illustrations for the past few years as a full time freelancer.
Kean Richmond has been working as a web designer and developer since 2006 after graduating with a BSc in Web Development. He strives to design and build creative and visually appealing websites that are of standards compliant and search engine friendly.
Web designers need workstations that allow them to work comfortably and think creatively. Every web designer has their own style and personality, and their workstations reveal much about them. Whether they use a PC or a Mac, every set-up has its own story and each plays an important role in helping their web designers finish the work successfully.
How does your workstation at home look like? Tell us your story or share a picture with us on the comment section.