I have a dedicated space to work in my room. I try to keep my desk as uncluttered as possible — just my laptop, notebook, desk lamp, water bottle, and speakers. That definitely helps me stay focused and productive!
I also recently painted my room dark grey, which I find soothing. It was a deliberate decision — I wanted a room I can spend hours in every day and feel calm and focused.
I’ll sometimes work from a library near my house or my design agency partner’s office, but most days I work from home.
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Here’s where I work, with rough time percentages:
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I do 80% of my work inside my room. Sometimes, I go to a co-working space near me. Co-working spaces aren’t that common in Africa, at least not in my country Ghana – though a few are popping up now and then. So it’s always good to work from home.
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I have a dedicated workspace in my apartment, plus a few favorite coworking cafes in the neighborhood. As it happens, our office is a few minutes away, so I can walk over there if I want company or have a meeting with the team.
Even though we work remotely, we still like to get together sometimes to discuss business or have a team lunch.
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Ah, well, there is no simple answer to that question. Sometimes I work at home in London, sometimes at cafes or coworking spaces, sometimes from wherever I happen to be nomadding at the time... and then there are clients who prefer me to work in-house with them.
I try to build as much flexibility into contracts as possible, but there's still a lot of work to be done to build enough trust with clients that the work will still get done to the same standard if I am not sitting at a desk in their office.
When I started writing these responses, I was sitting on a train heading back to London from Glasgow, and as I finish them, I am on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica. Tough, I know.
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Our team is super distributed in multiple timezones in the US and in Europe. So I find myself taking calls in weird hours (especially when I travel to the west coast). I generally work from co-working spaces.
I’m a member of one that has 10 locations in Manhattan (NY) and Brooklyn, where I reside. I often bounce around different locations depending on how my week/day goes.
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Typically, I do a 50/50 split between my home (or a local coffee shop) and my cowork space in Tampa, Brave Haus. It's a cowork space for designers, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to strengthen the creative community here in Tampa.
It's an amazing space with amazing people—I love working in a place where we eat lunches together, go for walks, do wellness activities, yet we all do different work for different companies on different schedules.
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I split my WFH time about 50/50 between my home and coffee shops. I really like working in environments where other people are also getting some work done. The library is another great spot because the energy feels serious.
I feel more accountable to actually do work when others are working around me.
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We live in Cape Town and work from home, coworking spots and coffee shops (depending on how we feel on the day).
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I work from home, and I also work from a coworking space called The Workery. On Fridays, I work from the cafe at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.
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