I won't pretend that I don't love my workspace at SimpleGeo. I'm capable of working out in the open, but I can get more done with less distraction. Plus, the blackout curtains kick so much ass.
Somehow, I never got around to taking a full-on picture of my desk at Digg. This is the best that I have, so imagine the rest of the desk surrounded by dozens of others in a giant, windowless cinder-block room painted entirely silver. Seriously.
2008, Threadless (Boulder)
This is a horrible picture, but it's the only one I have. We got these metal desks from DWR which look really good so long as you never, ever use them or have someone to polish them on a daily basis.
Because we were running out of space, Jake Nickell and I decided to share an office. We shared a single 12' desk. My spot was on the left side, closer to the wall by the bookshelf.
In Threadless’ 4th office, we got ridiculous and took a 20’ x 60’ piece of the building and broke it into three enormous offices. Also, choosing an Eames Executive Chair is choosing to ignore 50+ years of ergonomic research. Ouch.
These offices were smaller than a jail cell, but it was my first actual office, so it was still pretty cool.
I had surgery in 2005 which kept me working from home for a couple months. Yes, that's a PC. Despite popular belief, you're not required to design on a Mac.
We decided to build these huge desks out of solid wooden doors and deck posts. Each person was responsible for sanding their own desk. I believe these all got painted by Joe Suta and are now lunch tables at the office.
2002, inFORMATION Design Lab
This is in the office that I shared with skinnyCorp back when I ran my own design company, inFORMATION Design Lab.
I've always taken photos of my current work setup. Below are my workspaces from over the years. I'll continue to add photos as my spaces changes and as I find more photos.