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

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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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.

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.

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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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Jericho Luna says:

A minimalist look but very dope set up.

Harish Chouhan says:

love that you did a lot of things yourself.

MasJoko says:

no speaker for your setup?

Warped Games says:

Just found you today…..Liked, Subscribed

micalo says:

Good stuff

Robert F says:

Very nice setup. I’ve been thinking of painting my pc room a gray like that too. I like the look of your wall.

TecnoSanty says:

It’s beautiful, I’d like to have mine (NO MONEY LOL)

Angelo Arcamo says:

What’s the name of the paint you used. I tried to look for 18% gray pain but couldn’t find it

Vibhu Yadav says:

This is organization OCD! And a lot of money!:D

安 马立 says:


Peter Danek says:

I don’t like it that much sorry i’m more like casey neistat studio style

BeetsMedia says:

Wow. Amazing home office! Someday, mine will look like this!

Leo Tian says:

the “two face” & “godzila” poster is buy for website or u print it by urself?

Felix Liao says:

OMG that monitor stand cost $119!!!

Adam Miller says:

Really curious what the 3 stacked shelving unit is in the corner of the room by the door? The ones with the black and white sliding doors. First spotted at the 5 sec mark.

Sparksen says:

Clean, dude. Mad respect.

Akshay Sharma says:

Love the setup !!

QIANJason says:

Like your work space! Good for you to finish that BIG project!

Depression and Sarcasm says:

There is dust on the monitor stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

saidinesh Sunkara says:

Simple, Clean and minimal ❤
awesome work !!!

facha mal says:

yooo , amazing idea the cable rack, i´ll try it.

Alejandro Gonzalez says:

What exactly did you do to thewood desk? I’m trying to do the same

jahii says:

that’s an intense and expensive PC! id be cool to watch a video on that given how nice those black and white shots were as well as the cinematography on this video !

Chris Gerrard Castro says:

More please! Maybe you can build a studio next, for photo/video or vlogging purposes.

Raghavendra Singh says:

Cool setup

Hoov Xac says:

It is good

TecnoSanty says:


DSM Dallas says:

I thought this was 2015 video.

Ryan Lee says:

You’re asian and you wear shoes in the house. For shame sir FOR SHAME. Nice setup tho lol.

krma says:

what over the ear headphones are those?

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