How To Create A Modern Workspace for Artists, Programmers, and Tinkerers

My guide to turning a classic drafting table into a multi-purpose place for all things creative

Jesse Freeman
Jul 14, 2020 · 11 min read
My setup at the Zetter Hotel in London where I’d stay on most of my trips to the UK

What I needed

Picking the right desk

A product shot of the ZENY Height Adjustable Draft Desk on Amazon
A product shot of the LED Magnifying Lamp with Clamp from Amazon

Getting a Chair

A product shot of the SOHO Soft Pad Drafting Chair from Laura website

Finding a monitor

A product shot of the Artist 24 Pro from the XP-Pen site

Picking a computer

Product shot of the Stealth Blade 13" and Core X Chroma from Razer’s website

Setting everything up

I keep the drafting table on the opposite wall of my home office
You can see how I tied the wire together to keep the setup clean
Some of my oldest son’s Pokemon pixel art
Modifying the original Game Boy with a new LCD screen and battery
Delsodring the battery from a broken Zune
Some hardware shots I took for my medium posts

The final budget

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Jesse Freeman

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Sr Director of Technical Marketing at Akamai & creator of Pixel Vision 8. These are my personal thoughts on gaming, productivity, and 25+ years of development.

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