The Desk Project

Kaeli Justus is a graphic designer from Cape Town who has an ongoing series called The Desk Project, where she illustrates the workspaces of friends, acquaintances and people she admires from a distance. my desk next please, Kaeli?

The thought came from a piece by Jessica Hische which stated “I like my desk messy & my whiskey neat“…it got me thinking because I like both pretty neat. I wondered if people’s workspaces reflected anything about themselves or if they were just desks – to that end I’ve included their occupation as well as a link to their work where possible. Below are the vector illustration versions of the desks I was sent. Through their simplification & their vectorisation I’ve found they all land up looking pretty neat.

you can click on the images to be taken to the relevant person’s website.

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

19 Comments

  1. What a cool project! I loved the colours that were used for each desk, I think that says a lot about the person as well.
    My desk almost looks like Nicole Dalton’s.

  2. Awesome project! My desk is way too chaotic this time of year!
    See most creatives have a coffee mug present on the table!:-)

  3. What a great idea! I love her style of illustration. It makes this very easy to look at since she used the same perspective for each desk.
    I can’t imagine she would have much to work with in my work space. Instead of a desk I use my dining table and kitchen counter.
    great post!

  4. My desk looks like none of these because right now it is a huge disorganized mess. As a new blogger who still has a demanding day job I am having trouble finding the time to be organized. These beautiful graphic illustrations have inspired me to think carefully abut my desk and how I would want it to look and what I might want it to say about me. II think I might even do a moldboard about it. It’s a really fun project, thanks for presenting it.

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  5. What a cool project! It would be interesting if someone would illustrate my workspace. I think your desk really tells and reveals something about you, even if you didn’t know it yourself. Great post :)

  6. Ha very nice project!My favorite are the first 2 desks! Unfortunately, mine is a chaos! I would be curious about an architect’s desk how would look like!

  7. The visualization of the colors and depicting it is just brilliant. The work spaces would be a lot happier place with such art works. Just loved it!!

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