We all need a space where we can feel productive, focused, and creatively inspired. In this video I’ll take you through my DIY process of updating my workspace, how I set up my MacBook Pro & PC, and give you a tour of my home office.
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📖 Read my 5 tips to optimize your own workspace: https://link.medium.com/LrFqPsJPnT
You find out more about me at:
ABOUT THE PROJECT
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🎯 THE GOAL
I’m a designer and content creator, so I wanted to optimize the space for my creative needs. My overall goal was to have a home office that is clean and minimal in design. I wanted to make it as comfortable as possible, so I can focus for long periods of time.
🎨 THE WALL
The wall color is “Satin Black” by Behr
🗄 THE DESK
Ikea Hammarp Oak kitchen countertop from Ikea.
Ikea Alex drawers (Base)
Table finish: Watco Danish Oil
Learn more about wood finishes here: https://youtu.be/bbiXJd_1l8Y
💻 THE COMPUTER SETUP
15″ MacBook Pro https://amzn.to/2M0FIE1
Custom built GPU PC https://www.matthewencina.com/matthew-encina-2018-gpu-pc-build/
Logitech Craft Keyboard https://amzn.to/2FiMBiM
Logitech Master MX2S mouse https://amzn.to/2SEdAJw
Dell Ultra wide 34” Display Monitor https://amzn.to/2SLsvle
💺 THE CHAIR AND POSTURE
Lino chair by Herman Miller https://amzn.to/2LX5QzL
Ikea foot rest https://amzn.to/2VCxnLj
Grovemade monitor stand
📷 GEAR ORGANIZATION SYSTEM
Skadis modular peg board system https://amzn.to/2C8lYtN
🔌 CABLE MANAGEMENT
I used some cable ties and 3M adhesive hooks to route and manage all of my cables.
🖼 ARTWORK AND DECORATION
Featured in this video are prints from:
Phantom City Creative
Need help taking the first step and decluttering?
Watch this video from Matt DeAvella: https://youtu.be/LAtHvlPViJo
And look up the Konmari Method by Marie Kondo
If you have a question about anything in the video, leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer it.
*Just a small note for the product links provided: I’ll get a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This will help me immensely to continue to make videos like this.
Hello. I’m Matthew Encina. I’m the Chief Content Officer at The Futur and a Creative Director at Blind. I’m a Filipino-American. Born and raised in LA. I studied Graphic Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I’ve been a creative professional for over 15 years directing, designing, and animating for some pretty awesome clients.
I love to rock climb, break dance, train in combat sports, play video games, drink coffee, and nerd out on video games and comic books.
You find out more about me at:
You can find me on many platforms:
The Futur: https://www.youtube.com/thefuturishere/
It’s nice to meet you.
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