I design .

I'm Ketan ‐ A Melbourne web designer, developer and illustrator with 20 years industry experience.

My office setup

7 October 2021 work space office

I’ve been working for myself for over 20 years now, and this is the first time that I have truly had the opportunity to set up my own office space at home. In the past I’ve rented office space which has always had its limitations - small room, sharing the floor with staff, open-plan office, not enough space for my stuff, etc.

It’s taken a while, but my home office setup is finally taking shape (and is a bit of a mess in the pictures!).

I wanted to create a space where I could be in my own “hidden zone” while working during the day, so I put my desk behind some cube shelving. I’ve never liked having my back to the door or having my desk against a wall, so I’m forced to face a wall. So, this setup allows me to be comfortable.

The back of my desk is covered by a couple of cube bookshelves.

The tech stuff

This is the stuff I use daily.

The non-tech stuff

I put some additional wall shelving and metal storage drawers adjacent to my desk. This is where my printer sits, along with an iMac Mini (hidden somewhere in the messy picture below!), which allows me to print from any device, including my iPhone or Android tablets.

Wall shelving

It’s still a work-in-progress, but it feels like an office and a place where I can focus my creativity and get work done.