This week’s Desk Obsessed features the adorable Laura Kaupang of Laura LIkes Design! Laura’s illustrations are so cheerful and fun, you can’t go on her website or blog without getting a big smile on your face. You will have to head over to Laura’s site and take a look for yourself “¦ Anyway, I’m super excited to have her on the blog today! And don’t worry! I’ve got all the details on Laura’s desk ““ from pens to snacks to music: Hope you enjoy!
Name and Occupation Laura Kaupang of Laura Likes Design
Is your desk more OCD organized or artistically organized chaos? OCD organized, for sure! I have a hard time concentrating in a messy environment. I like to tidy it up right before closing up the shop each evening so that I have a fresh slate in the morning.
What’s your go to pen or pencil? (We know you have a favorite!)
Black 0.30 Micron pen–it’s the perfect pen for jotting down notes, illustrating, and creative lettering.
What are you listening to at your desk these days? If you prefer to work in silence, is there a song or album that’s gets your juices flowing when you’re stuck in a rut?
I’m a huge fan of film soundtracks and classical music; I find that it’s easier to focus when the music is light without any lyrics. Some of my recent favorites are the Bach station on Pandora and The Chronicles of Narnia motion picture soundtrack. Now, of course with the holiday season approaching, I’ll be switching over to Trans-Siberian Orchestra pretty soon!
Are there snacks or treats within arms reach of your desk? What are they? You can usually find a bar of Lindt dark chocolate in my desk drawer–they have a dark chocolate and cranberry flavored bar that is to die for. Other snacks include homemade popcorn, fresh fruit, or veggies and hummus. Starbucks coffee, lemon water, and Tazo Passion tea are also daily necessities.
What 3 Things on your desk keep you on track and inspired?
1. iCal is a lifesaver for me–keeping all of my deadlines, appointments, and meetings organized.
2. Sharpie markers in a wide variety of colors paired with a sketchbook make it easy to sketch out ideas that are circling in my head. Also, sometimes just doodling is enough to get the creative juices flowing.
3. Stacks of inspirational books and magazines such as Communication Arts for when I need a fresh dose of creativity away from the screen.