Motion graphics designer and cinematographer Tyler Sparks sent over this shot of his space-saving workspace in his Brooklyn apartment, and we love it. It’s a great space to do work, uses vertical space well, and has plenty of personality as well as tools for productivity.
Tyler showcases his work over at his web site if you’re interested in what he creates from that corner workspace, including videos like this gem that he sent over when I spoke to him. When I asked him more about the space, he explained:
This home office workstation is used for motion graphics and editing using Adobe software.The desk is a SIS SC standing or sitting adjustable desk. In the photo you see a large Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, microsoft trackball mouse. The pair of monitors are NEC MutliSync LCD2470WVX 24″ and are color calibrated. The output wall mounted monitor is a Samsung 32″ TV connected via HDMI via a BlackMagic HDMI video output PCI card. Also there are Bose 2.1 speakers for audio monitoring.
My wife and I are both editors, and I do a lot of motion graphic work for the advertising industry as well as shooting documentary films.
Speaking of color calibration, Tyler has another shot of his desk where he’s calibrating the color here. While the iPad on the desk is a neat trick that I think a lot of people will understand and identify with, I particularly like the 32″ TV on the wall above his workspace for anything and everything he may want to keep an eye on without cluttering up his actual working desktops. I’d probably use it for video, streaming, or just any other window I’d like to monitor without getting in the way of the work I have to do.
As for the tech he uses to get all that done? Tyler continued:
Antec P280 Black Aluminum / Steel Super Mid Tower Computer Case
High Current Pro HCP-750 750W
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Overclocked to 4.2GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Nvidia Quarto K4200
2x SAMSUNG 850 EVO SSD (OS and Disk Cache)
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB – (RAID-0)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
5 x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan
ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Blackmagic Design Intensity HDMI Video Output PCI Card
Drobo 5D 5x 4TB WD RED NAS HDDs USB 3.0 connection w/ 128GB SSD flash drive
That’s a pretty nice rig, with plenty of horsepower and storage to get his work done. If you like it as much as we do, head over to his Flickr page (linked below) and let him know how great it is—and that we sent you!
If you have a workspace of your own to show off, share them with us by adding it to our Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Flickr pool. Make sure any photos you include are at least 1280×720. Keeping them to 16:9 helps, too! Include a little text about the stuff you used, how you came up with the design, and any other relevant details. If your clever organization and good design sense catches our eye, you might be the next featured workspace!
2016 Brooklyn Home-Office | Flickr