DESK was founded in early 2016 to cover topics from design, psychology and productivity. Our goal is to create a resource for designers and makers to motivate, inspire and just have fun.
We don't like to take ourselves too seriously.
The DESK blog is for independent makers and those who want to broaden their horizons beyond the regular design-y topics, which is why we don't write about things like "the latest UX trends." We created DESK because we saw the need for a design blog that is actually written by designers in the field. No bullshit.
Currently the DESK blog runs without any external funding or advertising and is completely self-financed. We are sponsored by the fine folks at Semplice and hosted by Flywheel (best hosting service, seriously).
Who's the "we" behind DESK? Let us introduce ourselves.
Lu is a designer and contributor to the DESK blog since its inception. Originally from China, she is now living and designing in Berlin, Germany. Lu loves snorkeling, karaoke and walking in the drizzling rain. Lu shares portfolio inspiration on DESK and makes little design tweaks that help you enjoy your stay here.
Lizzy is a writer and just all around creative person. Lizzy is from Nashville and agrees to cookies on most websites. She loves writing fiction but on DESK mostly writes about psychology and productivity, with some satire mixed in. Otherwise, Lizzy edits everything we write and fixes our typos to protect us from the internet grammar police.
Nika is also a freelance designer, writer and illustrator. Originally from Amsterdam you can find her freelancing all over the world. If Nika is not hunting the best snaps for her Instagram page, she is most likely designing or writing about freelance things. You can find most of her writing on the dedicated Freelance Life Series page.
Tobias is a designer, maker and sometimes writer. He is originally from Germany but grew up in Austria. After a fairly short stay in Stockholm he finally decided to live in New York City where he's remained for the past 7 years. Tobias loves pandas, skateboarding and hunting "grams" (is that how the young kids say?) on the streets.