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.
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    📖 Read my 5 tips to optimize your own workspace:

    You find out more about me at:

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    🎯 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
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    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.
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Comments • 5 668

  • Matthew Encina
    Matthew Encina  10 months ago +565

    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:

    • Andy Roye
      Andy Roye Month ago

      Matthew Encina thanks 🙏🏾 I’m just about to start my office for photography and you’ve given me some very good ideas 👍🏾

      NERKROS 2 months ago

      Thanks you very much

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  2 months ago

      Nerkros grovemade

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  2 months ago

      edu2k11 72”

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  2 months ago

      Conor friend from korea

  • jo c
    jo c 20 hours ago

    Hello, how can i make or where can i buy a portrait like that i mean with the black framework
    Thank you

  • Khro
    Khro Day ago

    Whats the exact color of that dark gray paint? It looks so nice

  • Sukhjot Singh
    Sukhjot Singh Day ago

    What is the size of the countertop that you used?

    XXJOSHXX Day ago

    That was an expensive chair

  • seezxrd trap
    seezxrd trap 2 days ago

    Strange you don't have led

  • Zack D
    Zack D 2 days ago

    love this, thanks man

  • Johnny Vu
    Johnny Vu 2 days ago +2

    Wow, I love your design and collections. I wish i could have creative ideas to do the same.

  • Глеб Одинокин

    Amazing workplace!
    Congrats on your joy:)

  • OddGuyAmaar
    OddGuyAmaar 2 days ago +1

    6:58 I saw Naruto first even though Goku was bigger

  • Abdullah 's Life
    Abdullah 's Life 2 days ago

    Make more vids bro

  • Mehrab New Song
    Mehrab New Song 3 days ago

    I need your microphone link please write your microphone link please 👍♥️

  • Gonçalo Soares
    Gonçalo Soares 3 days ago

    i'm inspired , thanks mate! :D

  • Ratu Suguturaga
    Ratu Suguturaga 3 days ago +1

    This is super inspiring bro.
    Actually amazing work. Keep it up

  • Sticky Rice
    Sticky Rice 3 days ago +1

    you are a genius, I like it!

  • Andrew
    Andrew 3 days ago +5

    5:56 "I tucked them away in labeled boxes in non-physical places."
    What sort of black hole is in that cabinet?!

  • Owlgang Angel
    Owlgang Angel 4 days ago +1

    amazing SET UP! !!!

  • Home Banao
    Home Banao 4 days ago +1

    Really good use of peg board

  • المسافر KK
    المسافر KK 4 days ago +5

    I think if you're a designer or developer you deserve a beautiful setup but if you are a gamer umm i don't think so

  • Gordon York
    Gordon York 4 days ago

    What is a "non physical place"?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  4 days ago +1

      Gordon York “non-visible” meaning, to hide from sight.

  • Дмитрий Чернышев

    Отличная работа, молодец!!

  • John Lim
    John Lim 5 days ago +1

    Loving the content, Matt! Well done and super educational. Everything I could ask for

  • Greg armstrong
    Greg armstrong 5 days ago +1

    these are not original ideas , idea pirate this guy

  • Benjamin Huang
    Benjamin Huang 6 days ago

    Is it the kind of linseed oil for eating ?????

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  4 days ago

      Benjamin Huang I used the one for painting mediums. My wife had it around

  • Rich Maciver Photo
    Rich Maciver Photo 7 days ago +1

    This is just a thing of beauty 😍

  • Anjel Meyer
    Anjel Meyer 7 days ago +1

    I’m so glad your puppy made the cut. 😆 thanks for the inspiring video. I’m drawing up plans to redo my home office.

  • Rushikesh Patil
    Rushikesh Patil 8 days ago

    pc specs?????

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  6 days ago

      Rushikesh Patil

  • TNBC scientist Dai
    TNBC scientist Dai 8 days ago +1

    only last month i sent my fridge to charity , started to use logitech craft and mouse . ,dump out all the [trash] It feels detoxic

  • Jayatsen Sharma
    Jayatsen Sharma 8 days ago +1

    You got yourself a Seal of Approval

  • Aditya Singh
    Aditya Singh 8 days ago

    Hii just wanted to ask how do you tackle the dust on your stuff ?

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  8 days ago

      Thanks. I use a duster. Like everyone else. 😉

  • Pelletier Geneviève
    Pelletier Geneviève 8 days ago +1

    Simple, efficace et épuré plus masculin, je cherchais de l'inspiration pour le bureau de mon homme ! Merci ! :)

  • Melvin Fajardo
    Melvin Fajardo 8 days ago +1

    Really Inspiring!

  • Zeljko Stanisavljevic
    Zeljko Stanisavljevic 9 days ago +1

    Fantastic idea and setup, very clear and inspiring. Thanks for sharing... wood. Back to nature!

  • きにきょ
    きにきょ 9 days ago

    How long is the desk next to?

  • Reanetse Moleleki
    Reanetse Moleleki 9 days ago +3

    "TheXvid taught me that" is going to become one of those overused phrases soon.

    • Reanetse Moleleki
      Reanetse Moleleki 6 days ago

      @Matthew Encina not yet but it will be. It's too relatable not to be.

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  6 days ago

      Reanetse Moleleki is it? Never heard it

  • Fahad Rohman
    Fahad Rohman 10 days ago

    Rich kid

    F FOR FADZLI 10 days ago +1


  • Laurie W
    Laurie W 10 days ago +1

    I love this set-up. Where did you buy the felt that your keyboard sits on?

  • Yudi Marta Dinata
    Yudi Marta Dinata 10 days ago +1

    cool broo!!!

  • long yan
    long yan 11 days ago +4

    i need a house before do these things

  • Hammad Ali
    Hammad Ali 11 days ago +1

    You are such amazing person I like and enjoy you videod

  • Dom Flores
    Dom Flores 11 days ago

    where did you get that felt pad?

  • Mecanical Pencils
    Mecanical Pencils 11 days ago +2

    Chuy made the cut...good

  • Илья Яценко
    Илья Яценко 11 days ago +1

    You inspire me to improve my workspace) video looks nice)

  • Rohan Debbarma
    Rohan Debbarma 11 days ago

    Decent one.

  • Space wizard
    Space wizard 11 days ago

    Do you find that you are sitting too close to your monitor? The countertops dimensions seem too shallow to me for a desk (i personally dont like sitting that close to my monitor). Thoughts?

  • Ruben Rojas
    Ruben Rojas 12 days ago

    Can you where I can buy similar art work those on the wall ( picture frame )

    • Matthew Encina
      Matthew Encina  11 days ago +1

      Ruben Rojas see the artists in the description

  • Oiel Beats
    Oiel Beats 12 days ago +1


  • Johanan Cartwright
    Johanan Cartwright 12 days ago +1

    I know this is late, but for such a wide monitor check out the Mac app Magnet. It has shortcuts to make apps 1/3 or 1/2 of the screen and is very useful. It's made me a lot faster and made the single-screen workspace much more fluid and useful. Great video!

  • lTetusol
    lTetusol 12 days ago

    "Does it spark joy?"

  • super man
    super man 12 days ago

    looks nice for 2019 snowflakes, but ppl like me 80s child it looks fucking shite

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis 13 days ago

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis 13 days ago +1

    You are a very interesting person

  • baygon semprot
    baygon semprot 13 days ago

    My fckng issue here is money. Sorry

  • Jose Ramos
    Jose Ramos 13 days ago +1

    Dope setup man!

  • YH T
    YH T 13 days ago

    1:58 Which is the car model? The chair looks good.

    24ZEPACDC 13 days ago

    How did you connect the desk to the drawers?

  • Nasser Amparna
    Nasser Amparna 14 days ago +1

    love the minimalistic workstation. will never make you feel tired.

  • Akasha
    Akasha 14 days ago +1

    dope creative space, Matt 💯

  • Wisnu DjatiPrasodjo
    Wisnu DjatiPrasodjo 15 days ago +1

    I like your work space