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DIY Home Office and Desk Tour — A Designer’s Workspace

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.

Want to buy something from the video? See a breakdown of all the items in my office on my Kit link*: 👉 https://kit.com/MatthewEncina/matthew-encina-s-home-office-for-designers

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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:

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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 color is “Satin Black” by Behr

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

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

Lino chair by Herman Miller https://amzn.to/2LX5QzL
Ikea foot rest https://amzn.to/2VCxnLj
Grovemade monitor stand

Skadis modular peg board system https://amzn.to/2C8lYtN

I used some cable ties and 3M adhesive hooks to route and manage all of my cables.

Featured in this video are prints from:
Durham Brand
Gian Galang
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:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewencina/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matthewencina.design/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewencina
Kit: https://kit.com/MatthewEncina
The Futur: https://www.youtube.com/thefuturishere/
Medium: https://medium.com/@matthewencina
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewencina/

It’s nice to meet you.

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  1. Because I got asked a lot of questions, I decided to write an article on the 5 things I did to transform my workspace into a place of focus, comfort, and productivity. Read it here: https://link.medium.com/ilsbuPikqT


  3. Wow

  4. Amazing , thk for sharing.

  5. Your voice is so calming and relaxing. This video inspired me to innovate my room. Keep up the good work!

  6. Thanks a lot for your very useful video, Matt!! Thumbs up and a new subscriber from Peru.

  7. העורך המושלם

    god camera

  8. Huỳnh Thái Bảo


  9. I stumbled upon this video on autoplay. Great setup, great video.

  10. being an naruto fan i definetly want that naruto figurin

  11. simply stunned…. splendid…. got so many idea to revamp my personal room setup. Love it.

  12. cool ! nice DIY! THX!

  13. I dont have money for a tabletop, what should I do. Though I have a lot of open space but cant buy a table top. Can I still do soenthing?

  14. I love the design aesthetics!! I just wanted to know, how did you envision and plan out something like this before buying/building any of it?

  15. Where did you get the felt pad?

  16. Chadene Mbouogno

    Looks beautiful! Great job

  17. this was really good

  18. Goddamn so good, loft and comfortable video 🙂

  19. Hi Matthew,
    It is really great in a small place to accumulate all the things perfectly.
    Could you please let me know how much did the cost go??

  20. Regarding your wireless mouse and keyboard… that monitor allow you to plug in a USB mouse and keyboard that get switched automatically when you toggle the screen.

  21. Hey which LUT you used to colour grade the video???

  22. One of the most relaxing videos I’ve ever watched

  23. Just saved this video. I'm gonna use it for ideas on my future flat!

  24. I love the aestethic! I'd love to have a clean and inspiering workspace but I have to work within my bedroom that I can't redo :')
    What would be your tip on that?

  25. Marie Kondo wants to know your location

  26. Smart way would be to only use ur PC at home lol.

  27. everything from IKEA is the best
    Sweden!!!🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪 Scandinavia!!!

  28. Бектур Эшанкулов

    I like it great job.

  29. Дмитрий Масленников

    Dude, you have a good taste!


  31. VERY valuable tips, thank you very much! Your home office looks fab, love it!

  32. This video was not SPONSERED by IKEA 😄😄

  33. Awesome

  34. panamalapatriamia

    Chino eres ñaño

  35. Norma Barranca-Ayala

    Omg! New sub for sure!! I love your content!!!

  36. Moooooooore videos please. What an artist.

  37. very impressive