DIY Home Office and Desk Tour - A Designer’s Workspace

  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • We all need a space where we can feel productive, focused, and creatively inspired. In this video I'll take you through my DIY process of updating my workspace, how I set up my MacBook Pro & PC, and give you a tour of my home office.
    Want to buy something from the video? See a breakdown of all the items in my office on my Kit link*: 👉
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    📖 Read my 5 tips to optimize your own workspace:

    You find out more about me at:

    🖥 🎥 🔨
    🎯 THE GOAL
    I'm a designer and content creator, so I wanted to optimize the space for my creative needs. My overall goal was to have a home office that is clean and minimal in design. I wanted to make it as comfortable as possible, so I can focus for long periods of time.
    🎨 THE WALL
    The wall color is “Satin Black” by Behr

    🗄 THE DESK
    Ikea Hammarp Oak kitchen countertop from Ikea.
    Ikea Alex drawers (Base)
    Table finish: Watco Danish Oil
    Learn more about wood finishes here:

    15" MacBook Pro
    Custom built GPU PC
    Logitech Craft Keyboard
    Logitech Master MX2S mouse
    Dell Ultra wide 34” Display Monitor

    Lino chair by Herman Miller
    Ikea foot rest
    Grovemade monitor stand
    Skadis modular peg board system
    I used some cable ties and 3M adhesive hooks to route and manage all of my cables.
    Featured in this video are prints from:
    Durham Brand
    Gian Galang
    Phantom City Creative
    Need help taking the first step and decluttering?
    Watch this video from Matt DeAvella:
    And look up the Konmari Method by Marie Kondo
    If you have a question about anything in the video, leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer it.
    *Just a small note for the product links provided: I’ll get a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This will help me immensely to continue to make videos like this.
    Hello. I'm Matthew Encina. I'm the Chief Content Officer at The Futur and a Creative Director at Blind. I’m a Filipino-American. Born and raised in LA. I studied Graphic Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I've been a creative professional for over 15 years directing, designing, and animating for some pretty awesome clients.
    I love to rock climb, break dance, train in combat sports, play video games, drink coffee, and nerd out on video games and comic books.
    You find out more about me at:
    You can find me on many platforms:
    The Futur:

    It's nice to meet you.
    #Workspace #DeskSetup #OfficeMakeover #DeskTour #TheFutur #MatthewEncina #MotionDesign #GraphicDesign #CreativeDirector #DayInTheLife #Mograph #CreativeDirector #BlindLA #ThePitchKit #Konmari
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  • Matthew Encina
    Matthew Encina  5 months ago +402

    Because I got asked a lot of questions, I decided to write an article on the 5 things I did to transform my workspace into a place of focus, comfort, and productivity. Read it here:

  • rowdybaddogg
    rowdybaddogg Hour ago

    Is that the 246cm desk? Just making sure it's not the 186. Looking to do something similar

  • Connor
    Connor Hour ago

    Loved this

  • Ahmed Jabbar
    Ahmed Jabbar 2 hours ago

    good job man!

  • swaib hossain
    swaib hossain 4 hours ago

    I am new in your chanel.

  • Mr. Black
    Mr. Black 4 hours ago

    i want to do so I m from india and my room is small but i want some organising tips from you that how i manage my gadgets 😅

  • Daniel Vázquez
    Daniel Vázquez 4 hours ago

    What is the name of the tape you use in the minute 6:31 ?

  • Isaac97: Gaming Channel

    BEST DESIGNER VIDEO FOR ME! Thanks from Hungary!

  • Andrew Liao
    Andrew Liao 6 hours ago

    Love the video! Doesn't desk slide around or did you secure the countertop to the two drawers?

  • FeLOOK
    FeLOOK 7 hours ago +1

    The video is so comfortable to watch , I would spend an hour watching this

  • Peat32 R
    Peat32 R 9 hours ago +1

    I meet myself in you

  • Ben Drno
    Ben Drno 10 hours ago +1

    How did you join table to the cabinets

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  8 hours ago +1

      Ben Drno it just sits there with rubber friction legs on top

  • ZeptejSeFilipa
    ZeptejSeFilipa 11 hours ago +1

    Very nice video

  • Iyad Almani
    Iyad Almani 14 hours ago +1

    I loved your video man well done !

  • Solidhalon
    Solidhalon 22 hours ago

    Sir, check out synergy. "Share one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers"

  • MAN197
    MAN197 23 hours ago +1

    Where did you get that spider man comic book sweater? Nice job with the whole setup and video

  • sirmista
    sirmista Day ago

    Why didn't u just turn the table over don't tell me it was the top.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  Day ago

      Cause both sides needed to look nice. No need to be lazy.

  • Laurence Daliva
    Laurence Daliva Day ago +2

    Wonderful man!

  • Alex Gold
    Alex Gold Day ago

    1. Who are the artists you follow on insta
    2. Where do you get your notebooks

  • RAZE M.
    RAZE M. Day ago +3

    Wow, thank you for sharing. I enjoyed every bit of this video. Thank you.

  • LukazGaming 151
    LukazGaming 151 Day ago

    I put my pins on a tshirt and hang it on a wall

  • Aaron Lecciones
    Aaron Lecciones Day ago +1

    are you Filipino? anyway, I feel so inspired! =) Good job ill have my home office soon!

  • Hmmm
    Hmmm Day ago

    $665 for that lino chair? Wow

  • Umer Wayanad
    Umer Wayanad Day ago +1


  • Arifa Khalil
    Arifa Khalil Day ago +1


  • a l
    a l Day ago +1

    Nice life

  • a l
    a l Day ago +1

    We the northhhh

  • Soplox
    Soplox Day ago +1

    AWESOME dude!

  • Sammy Pacheco
    Sammy Pacheco Day ago +4

    Where did you get the wooden shelf for computer monitor? it's awesome!

  • LHAPZ Dhanzlord
    LHAPZ Dhanzlord 2 days ago

    I think you are to much object.
    Uhhm... Figure toy

  • bubblefishbeach
    bubblefishbeach 2 days ago

    Love what you did...

  • TelFiRE
    TelFiRE 3 days ago

    Ewwwww that keyboard 🤮

  • guuguu105
    guuguu105 3 days ago

    Nice content.

    KENSG 3 days ago

    Really nice setup... Very inspirational

  • DarkDreams
    DarkDreams 3 days ago

    And ur setup is nice

  • DarkDreams
    DarkDreams 3 days ago +1

    Only diference of ur setup is my setup is a RGB Gaming setup

    • DarkDreams
      DarkDreams 6 hours ago

      At that time I didn’t put the Christmas lights

    • DarkDreams
      DarkDreams 6 hours ago

      I said that because of the keyboard so ya at that time I didn’t put those Christmas lights to make it cool

    • Nioh
      Nioh 22 hours ago

      What is "RGB Gaming" setup? You have better GPU in your PC and your desk looks like a Christmas tree = RGB Gaming?

  • Siddhartha Rajput
    Siddhartha Rajput 3 days ago

    Lovely video..
    I'm a just starting off graphic designer N totally confused how should I prepare my portfolio & resume. Searched alot..👎

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  2 days ago

      Siddhartha Rajput look up my other channel “thefuturacademy” and “thefuturishere”

  • joy peralta
    joy peralta 3 days ago

    Hi, what's the name of the wall decor, where you place your gadgets and stuff that you need often?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  2 days ago

      joy peralta it’s from ikea. Added the link for you in the description

  • DJ Jas
    DJ Jas 3 days ago


  • Daniel Evans
    Daniel Evans 3 days ago

    Does it game

  • Glenn Cuevas
    Glenn Cuevas 3 days ago

    Please dont throw your used things. Send it to me, i would gladly accept it

  • K. Paul
    K. Paul 3 days ago

    I am jealous of that office. Nice desk and setup dude

  • Raquibul Basher
    Raquibul Basher 3 days ago +1

    lot of efforts !! hats off Brother.. you inspired me to build my own desk :)

  • simplylogan93
    simplylogan93 3 days ago

    Awesome setup man -- love it 👍 Might get one of those pegboards for my own setup.

  • Jonald Gumafelix
    Jonald Gumafelix 3 days ago

    10 seconds of the voice over + aesthetic video, I subscribed!

  • sinfultempted
    sinfultempted 3 days ago

    This video is beautifully done and your setup is probably one of my all time favorites. Do you mind sharing who's the artist who drew the Two Face print? I would love to see more of their stuff. Thanks a lot!

  • Dany Fleitas
    Dany Fleitas 4 days ago +1

    Great Job, well done!

  • Gustavo Gimenez
    Gustavo Gimenez 4 days ago +2

    I was looking for some tips to transform a bedroom AKA storage room into my home office. This indeed will help. Good job man!

  • Zenzy
    Zenzy 4 days ago

    Is the monitor stand homemade?

    • Zenzy
      Zenzy 4 days ago

      @Matthew Encina k thanks

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  4 days ago

      Zenzy I wish I was that handy. Check the links in description.

  • Andres Roepke
    Andres Roepke 4 days ago

    amazing! where do you get the two face picture? thanks!

  • Ali Haider
    Ali Haider 4 days ago +1

    Wow I like it but i have a question, how to use dual setup windows or mac in pc it's not a mac pc. I am new in your page please tell me how i install mac in pc. Thank you so much i love u.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  Day ago

      @Ali Haider In my kit link, in the description for you

    • Ali Haider
      Ali Haider Day ago

      @Matthew Encina can you tell me the names of these machine's. And thks to reply me

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  4 days ago +1

      Ali Haider they are two separate machines

  • Rinaldo Olberg
    Rinaldo Olberg 5 days ago +2

    Love your setup! Please keep posting! Enjoy your content a lot!

  • Hamza147
    Hamza147 5 days ago

    Yeah ... it is really good ! however the lino chair you bought costs nearly 600 $ ... it is almost my month salary here in morocco.
    Anyway, how do you call the thing were you hanged your headphones and other stuff ?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  4 days ago

      Hamza147 from ikea. Link in the description for you

  • Phuti Manamela
    Phuti Manamela 5 days ago

    That's a clutter free space, well organised and it got me thinking of doing the same.

  • Eli Rodriguez
    Eli Rodriguez 5 days ago

    WOW, incredible vídeo no doubts

  • DSal
    DSal 5 days ago

    Did you secure the tabletop to the Ikea shelve units? Or is it just sitting on top with no screws

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  5 days ago +1

      DSal friction with small rubber legs in between. Sits fine

  • Gabriel Ortueta
    Gabriel Ortueta 5 days ago +6

    dude this video motivated me and made a huge impact on me believe or not

  • Tid Lth
    Tid Lth 5 days ago


  • Subhranil Paul
    Subhranil Paul 6 days ago

    Do you have a link to all the photos that you have hung in your workplace.. especially the batman one

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  6 days ago

      Subhranil Paul no, but the artists are noted in the description

  • amiq amaq
    amiq amaq 6 days ago +5

    I love this video. Make me wanna re organize my work space.

    • KENSG
      KENSG 3 days ago

      Doesn't it :)

  • me dev
    me dev 7 days ago

    Someone has read essentialism I guess ! 😉

    • me dev
      me dev 5 days ago

      @Matthew Encina Okay, now I see ! Matt has meet in person Essentialism's writer and he has suggested the book. Anyways, great transformation and I am looking forward to my own dream workspace !

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  5 days ago

      me dev thanks for sharing. I adapted this approach from matt deavella’s decluttering video in the description.

    • me dev
      me dev 5 days ago

      @Matthew Encina for real? The exact questions you were asking about the necessary things you will need to keep were the basic points that the book starts with! You should definitely give it go, I think it suits your vibes, too !

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  6 days ago

      me dev I have not. Maybe I should pick it up?

  • Teguh Adinata
    Teguh Adinata 7 days ago

    Good design for your rooms...
    But what do you think, when we take a plant/flower in a room, is it good for the oxygen circulation? Because the plant will absorb the oxygen..

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  7 days ago

      I have no clue. Not an expert with that kind of info.

  • Wella Grey
    Wella Grey 7 days ago +1

    Wish you all good luck 🤞

  • Priyanshu Jigar
    Priyanshu Jigar 7 days ago +1

    Love it bro! Nice

  • iam2older
    iam2older 7 days ago +1

    good shit, looks clean as

  • Christian Zaragoza
    Christian Zaragoza 7 days ago

    you should submit ur setup to setup wars on youtube channel techsource

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  7 days ago

      What happens if I do that? I haven't heard of it before

  • Parmeshwar Vaishnav
    Parmeshwar Vaishnav 8 days ago

    Can you send me a pic of your workspace

    • Parmeshwar Vaishnav
      Parmeshwar Vaishnav 7 days ago

      I want to copy & paste for my workspace 😊 can you help me plz

    • Parmeshwar Vaishnav
      Parmeshwar Vaishnav 7 days ago

      @Matthew Encina actually dear this is in motion I want it is in still if it is possible plz send me bcg my carpenter need it....😊

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  7 days ago +1

      The video wasn't enough? 😅

  • scottdvdr
    scottdvdr 8 days ago

    You should check out the app "magnet" by CrowdCafe on the app store. it lets you set shortcut keys to move windows around

  • Mohamed business company

    U r amazing and I like your video complete

  • TechFit360
    TechFit360 9 days ago +1

    Incredible video and I really love the work put in on the IKEA counter top.

  • Doy Purdoy
    Doy Purdoy 9 days ago +1

    Very inspiring video sir...thanks for sharing... 😉

  • chadmatthew baur-schmidt

    anyone know what headphones those are at 5:34 ?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  9 days ago

      chadmatthew baur-schmidt added in here for you:

  • J Manrqz
    J Manrqz 9 days ago +1

    Where can I get the mini notebooks

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  9 days ago

      J Manrqz added in here for you:

  • Wilson Koyama
    Wilson Koyama 9 days ago +1


  • sid k
    sid k 10 days ago +1

    Does anyone know where he got the shelf from?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  9 days ago

      sid k added in here for you:

  • Flowers4myself
    Flowers4myself 10 days ago

    Looks really nice, but the correct ergonomic way to have your pc monitor is to have the top of the screen below eye level, and you should look slightly downward when viewing the middle of the screen.

  • Seamus Maher
    Seamus Maher 10 days ago +1

    Love the workspace!!

  • Renaud Manise
    Renaud Manise 10 days ago +1

    Love it

  • Mazhar Bilal
    Mazhar Bilal 10 days ago +1


  • Master_Panos
    Master_Panos 10 days ago

    How many $ did this sut up cost without the computer,because I want to make some money to make a sut up like this

  • Ihab Galla
    Ihab Galla 10 days ago

    Which type is your camira please

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  9 days ago

      Ihab Galla added in here for you:

  • Azn Success
    Azn Success 10 days ago +1

    That Batman design thooo

  • riaz majumder
    riaz majumder 10 days ago +2

    great job buddy. wonderful setup. i like your neat and clean thoughts. amazing bro ✌❤

  • The cave
    The cave 10 days ago +1

    you are amazing bro

  • Venom
    Venom 10 days ago

    damn you makes my room looks like a garbages

  • Rafael Scott
    Rafael Scott 10 days ago +1

    So cool and minimalist! Subscribed! :D

  • Nicolas Gonzalez-Tarrio

    Loved the video!
    I specially love the songs. Whats the name of the 1st and 2nd one?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  10 days ago

      Nicolas Gonzalez-Tarrio thanks! I’d have to dig into the edit, but it’s all from Epidemic sound

  • Christopher Cribbett
    Christopher Cribbett 10 days ago

    Can I ask what the dimensions of your finished desk were.
    I too am looking to go down the Ikea worktop route.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  10 days ago

      Christopher Cribbett Check the kit link in the description. Everything is there for you.

  • Vicente Ignacio Castillo Peña

    I love your video in my vacations like 5 weeks more i will change everything, but i have another question what is that monitor? Can you give me the name, or another one with that spects?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  10 days ago

      Vicente Ignacio Castillo Peña thanks. Check the kit link in the description. Everything is there for you.

  • Fergus Pitcher
    Fergus Pitcher 11 days ago

    Saving this video because one day I intend to have one just like it

    SWAPNIL PATIL 11 days ago

    Awesome video.....We want such more videos

  • mirulbless
    mirulbless 11 days ago

    Hi.. where can i find those rockin godzilla prints.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  11 days ago

      mirulbless they were sold by mondo at as comic con in 2013. You might find it aftermarket now

  • Tomas Gutierrez
    Tomas Gutierrez 11 days ago

    Where can i look for the artwork? It’s amazing

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  11 days ago

      Tomas Gutierrez added the artist names in the description

  • kavindu kaiz
    kavindu kaiz 11 days ago +1

    Who is that Sexy Girl DUDE...😂🙏🤣❤

  • 2wheelspy
    2wheelspy 11 days ago

    What are your carpets?

  • Bay Z
    Bay Z 12 days ago

    My father earn less than his desk costs

  • Ryan Hào
    Ryan Hào 12 days ago +1

    Thank you 🙏 for giving me inspiration :)))

  • Holis. Tv
    Holis. Tv 12 days ago +1

    everything will fall apart, when your niece visits 😂😂😗😗😍😍

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  12 days ago +1

      nur cholis lol luckily no kids around yet heh

  • R2
    R2 13 days ago

    keeping your lenses in a tray like that hanged on your wall is a deathwish, other than that pretty cool room.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  12 days ago

      R2 lol I don't know the joys (pains) of children yet 😂

    • R2
      R2 12 days ago

      @Matthew Encina maybe its just My ptsd of working with small children that's kicking in when I see stuff like that lol 😁 keep mine in a lockable cabinet 😅

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  12 days ago

      R2 hehe no problems yet 😉

  • Luke Blache-Fraser
    Luke Blache-Fraser 13 days ago

    Nice setup, gave me some inspiration. What did you use to switch between your Mac and PC on one monitor?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  12 days ago

      Luke Blache-Fraser they’re just both connected. Two depart machines on two different input sources