So I’ve had this ZLine metal and glass desk for about 10 years and I was sick of it. It was too small for the space and rickety – and I mean seriously rickety. If I would bump it when I walked by my monitors would shake like they used to in CA. Over the past two years or so I’ve drawn up a series of sketches and comps for what I want the ‘ideal’ illustrators desk to be. Since my equipment changes every year or two, this is no easy task.
I started with some sketches where I had a drafting board that took up about half of the desk area. At the time this made sense, I’m an illustrator – I need a drafting board… right? Wrong. I use my Cintiq 21UX for almost all my illustration work now, I barely ever open a sketch pad anymore so I nixed that idea. The other main thing is that it needed to be solid, no more bouncing monitors or glass surfaces. Other than that I wanted:
– More storage
– Hardwood top
– No joist or support in the center of the desk
– No more monitors sitting on bases
Here are all of my sketches that I pulled from for the final design and the desk as it is now: