My Design Workspaces – 2000 to 2012
You have probably read a lot about designers’ workspaces from all around the world. Some of them are really kick-ass and awesome, so I’m not going to get into that again. All I want to do is share and compare my workspace, then and now.
It would be a very interesting to see the metamorphosis of a working environment and how it affects a designer’s creativity, since the design studio is the place that cultivates a lot of great ideas for different categories of designs. This time I will be the first one to show mine, and I hope you guys can share yours too.
This was my first workstation after I graduated from design school as a web designer. My daily job was to design the Flash animations, which would then be coded by the programmer.
Office Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong | Computer: An unknown PC
When I joined the advertising agency, as shown in the picture, I was practically on fire everyday. I would work till11pm every night, sometimes even overnight – it was the craziest time in my life. My daily job was to designing the packaging for Wai Yuen Tong ( A Chinese medicine company), prepare the advertisement output files for Samsung, PCCW, Dai Sung Bank…etc.
Office Location: Wan Chai, Hong Kong | Computer: Apple Power Mac G4 400 AGP / OS9.1
This is my beloved office when I was working at React Design. We had a Maple wood floor, perfect for walking bare foot inside the office in summer time. My duties there were to create hotel packaging, restaurant menus and corporate identities.
Office Location: Central, Hong Kong | Computer: Apple Power Mac G4 466 Digital Audio / OSX 10.3, Apple Power Mac G5 1.8 PCI / OSX 10.3
Li & Fung Trading Ltd. is a giant corporate with offices spread worldwide. This was the first time that I worked in such a large company and with so many people. The experience gave me a new perspective on business. My duties here were designing the packaging for Walmart, Kohl’s, Belk..etc.
Office Location: Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon | Computer: Apple Power Mac G5 2.7 DP / OSX 10.4
I joined a small design house, where I enjoyed designing corporate identities and logos. I even managed and monitored the work of two other designers.
Office Location: Lai Causwaybay, Hong Kong | Computer: Apple Power Mac G5 2.3 DP / OSX 10.5
2010 (four months)
This is the Bergner’s design office – a typical one, zero design element, nothing special.
Office Location: Central, Hong Kong | Computer: Apple Power Mac G5 2.3 DP / OSX 10.5
Home office: Lamma Island (2005-2009)
Lamma Island is the most beautiful and unique island in Hong Kong, and that’s where I had my beloved home office too.
Computer: Apple Power Mac G4 1.25 Mirror Door / OSX 10.3 – 10.5, Apple Power Mac G5 2.0 PCI / OSZ10.5
Home office: Coastal Skyline (Now)
This is my home office now.
Computer: Apple Mac Mini C2D 2.0 / OSX 10.6, Apple Mac Mini C2D 2.4 / OSX 10.6