Dreaming up the perfect workspace

Part three: Two creatives, a café, and a chimera

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Image Credit: Christina Ung

From ultra-minimalist open spaces to a network of treehouses in the sky, so far in this series we’ve spoken with product designers, an architect, and a tech exec about their ideal workspaces.

This time around, two very different creatives — letterer, illustrator and type designer Jessica Hische and author and essayist Chuck Klosterman — took us up on our challenge of describing their most inspiring work environment in just a few sentences. Their responses whisked us off to both familiar and far-flung places, depicted here by Christina Ung.

Jessica Hische, letterer, illustrator, and type designer: “Get unplugged”

While sketching: Ideally I’m in a coffee shop (with no WiFi) listening to strangers’ conversations and the barista’s killer music playlist. Bonus if it’s a seat near a window with a good street view. Double bonus if I am also eating a donut.


Chuck Klosterman, author and essayist: “Plug into an alternate reality”

I prefer to work at the top of a lighthouse, overlooking a raging North Atlantic sea. The lighthouse would be built upon a beach strewn with fossilized dinosaur bones and burning Marshall amplifiers. The entrance to the lighthouse would be guarded by a tiger and bear, working in orchestra. My desk would be a kitchen table with a Formica table top. The WiFi would be OK.


What would your ideal workspace be like? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter at @slackstories.

Lima Al-Azzeh’s ideal workspace includes an ocean view, an unlimited supply of snacks, and a shaggy lapdog.

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