For this edition of #workspacewednesday, we wanted to start sharing some photos from our own work spaces here at the Behance office in New York City. First, some context.
We’re located in Soho, a neighborhood sandwiched between Greenwich Village to the north and Chinatown to the south. Known as the Soho Cast Iron Historical District, the neighborhood was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and many of the side streets still sport Belgian block roads and cast iron architectural elements. During the second half of the 20th century, Soho was home to artist lofts and performance spaces. In the early 2000s. the area changed drastically thanks to retail outposts from Apple, Bloomingdales and many others and in recent years, Soho has been included in Silicon Alley, New York City’s burgeoning tech scene.
As you might notice, we name our rooms. This one is Victore, named after our friend James Victore. The Library was “constructed” when we spread our office out to the floor below us. Originally, we had some bookcases here and there, but we decided that we needed a space where someone could sit and contemplate or learn something new. Or take a conference call. We usually take a lot of conference calls.
We also have lots of different books. Most are design-oriented and referenced by our Design team on a daily basis. Other titles include Die Empty by Todd Henry, AJAX for Dummies, and of course, Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky. The room also features every creative’s dream–a dry erase wall. Most dev team meetings leave these hieroglyphics behind for us to find. They likely mean something to someone.
But, let’s not forget YOUR workspaces!