17 Designers you Should Know and their Workspaces
Here at WDL we like to keep you posted on everything about Web Design, creativity and inspiration. And we also like to present you talented and inspiring designers, illustrators and artists. Today we gathered a list of designers you should know. Along with their bio, we will show their workspace, so you can check out other designer’s setups. Feel free to leave a comment and a pictures of your workspace.
Romina Kavcic is the owner of Nueva, design studio based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has a love for creativity, technology, trends and users. When not thinking about design she’s geeking out over films or wondering in nature.
Megan is a graphic designer and illustrator from [Hampton] New Brunswick, Canada, currently living in the beautiful city of Vancouver. She is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Vancouver’s Graphic Design program, working as a freelance designer and illustrator. Megan is pretty excited by most things design-related, but she is particularly captivated by illustration and package design.
Taking particular interest in hand-drawn lettering and typographic illustration, Caitlin McEvoy is a graphic design enthusiast of many years. A creative type from a young age, Caitlin has taught herself everything she knows about good design. Design, in all its forms, is the core of her day-to-day operations; always striving to better her knowledge and skills. Currently dividing time between University life in Hull and home life in rural Leicestershire, Caitlin lives a content lifestyle working as a freelance designer as and when the right project comes along.
“I’m 21 years old iOS designer from Prague, Czech Republic. I’m specialized in Icons and UI design. Lover of good food, porsche cars and apple things :)”
Adham Dannaway is a User Interface Designer with a passion for designing clean and functional user experiences. Also an avid Front End Developer who focuses on writing clean, elegant and efficient code. Loves HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, jQuery, trance music and Star Wars. Catch him at adhamdannaway.com or on Twitter – @AdhamDannaway, Facebook or Dribbble.
Freelancer graphic and textile-pattern designer based in San Francisco, California. Tais works with Letterpress printings, Business cards, Identities, Packaging, Wedding invitations, Textile-pattern designs.
Timothy Whalin is a strategy-focused interaction designer based in Denver, Colorado, using user experience to solve business problems and create engaging user interfaces. He is a mobile UX designer at Deloitte Digital.
Callum Chapman is a user interface designer from the UK, and has been running Circlebox Creative for the past 4 years. He is also currently working on his side-project called DRINK Manchester whilst traveling with his MBP and Canon SLR.
Description by Linda:
Desktop backgrounds: neil armstrong suiting up for Apollo 11, and a nasa wind tunnel control room.
Standard apple setup with the retina display and my spaceship of a mouse – the logitech MX I think. I do all my everything with that mouse. She’s a doll.
Folder where I manage my projects in real life! I don’t use digital software or apps to organize my projects – this method works best for me. I have 1 index card dedicated to a project. the index card has a to-do list on it for that project, and a short list of things i need to know about it. then i paperclip all associating documents/sketches/comps/printouts/ etc to that index card.
pencil holder with: Kind bar, nail file, clippers, tweezers, and floss (a girl’s gotta be prepared). Paper clips, tiny notebooks, index cards, field notes pencils, fancy copiic pens, and notes stuck to it: the current type/margin standard sizes i’m using for codecademy’s site
Coffee mug from batdorf & branson, my favorite Atlanta roaster. LWYD coasters to give to people who are fans of tacos and letterpresses things (these people are hard to come by). Brown bag full of goodies from russanddaughters (left as a surprise by a very sweet friend), orange notebook, sanrio stationery, kindle, a book about Sagan’s golden voyager record, and a book about an artist turned astronaut.
Minty green post-its.
Aeron chair. so ugly, but so damn comfortable.
“Alex Riegert-Waters graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a BFA in Visual Communication. His interests include drawing, breakfast cereal regardless of what time it is, color, and growing and maintaining a beard. He currently works for (Moxie Sozo) in Boulder, Colorado and is focused on becoming more awesome.”
I’m a designer of digital products in his late 20s who is a little too into simplicity and pixel-perfection. I studied interactive visual imaging and photography in Missouri, and somehow ended up in foggy San Francisco designing things for companies like Fitbit, Pinterest, One Kings Lane, Zendesk…
I am currently running my small digital product design studio named 34 West Co in San Francisco where we partner with smaller teams to simplify the relationships between humans and computers.
“I’m a Graphic Artist from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I’m also a contributor for Abduzeedo, doing some tutorials and design related posts.
“Growing up deep in the verdant bosom of Bryan,TX, art came as natural to Keith Davis Young as sitting on porches and catching lightning bugs. After picking up a degree from Baylor University and getting his fill of fluorescent lighting, boardrooms, and 5 years in ad agency experience, he struck out on his own as a full-time freelancer.
Now specializing in design, photography, and bear hugs.
His photographic work has been featured in many interesting publications, including but not limited to magazines like Vice, Dazed, Frankie, Wilder Quarterly, Mint, Huh, Slice, Positive, The Photo Album: Vol. 1, Tell Mum Everything is Ok, Austin Monthly as well as less tangible destinations like Triangle Triangle, Booooooom, The Quiet Life, and the Shashin Collective. He currently enjoys the hell out of being based in Austin, Texas with his english bulldog, Moose. He will gladly have a beer with you.”
Note: Keith recently moved his studio so he is still working on his new office. He was kind enough to send us a pic of the space and we will definitely follow up in the future to see how it ended up looking 😉
Lead product designer at Zendesk. I am a San Francisco based designer, an Apple fan, loves snowboarding, photography and believes design is delivering on simplicity and functionality.
I’m Eva Black, owner and graphic designer of my little Los Angeles based design studio, Eva Black Design. I began freelancing while finishing up my undergrad and have since received a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. I have a love for design and a drive to create.
Jory Raphael is a designer and illustrator based in Burlington, Vermont. He specializes in the clean and usable at Sensible World, and is the co-founder of Notabli. Jory is the guy behind all of the artwork and logos for 5by5, and is the creator of the custom crafted icons at Symbolicons.
Jory’s office is in Three West Collective, an awesome co-working space in Burlington, Vermont.