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Ghani Pradita's Desk


Ghani Pradita is a freelance UI / UX designer from Indonesia.

Regarding to Ghani his workspace is inspired by the Japanese decoration style. Which I am personally a big fan of and want to investigate a little bit further in the future and maybe even integrate into my own desk.

Let’s take a look.

Who are you and what do you do for a living?

I am a freelance UI / UX designer. My career started from a hobby when I was in college (I was a student of a faculty of agriculture in Indonesia). I learned design by myself through watching youtube and reading some articles, until someday I realized that I fell in love with UI design, and I want to learn more about design, especially UI/UX. I just graduated last year, and I worked at a startup company for several months ago until finally I decided to quit the job and started a new adventure as a freelancer. I really like working as a freelancer, mainly because I have a freedom to decide when to work and when to have vacation. Currently, I am helping startups around the world to make their ideas happen, and it’s an amazing job.

Can you tell me something about your desk setup?

Actually I just got back home several months ago after I sent my resignation from the startup company. I finished this setup about two months ago. I love Japanese style especially the application of wood element. Wood element makes me feel relaxed and comfortable. It looks classic but also modern at the same time. I added some decorations on the wall as aesthetic, besides that I also want to keep my desk wide and clean. So, I won’t add too many stuff there because sometimes I feel stressed when seeing something messy.

Is there anything you would like to improve on this setup?

I’m considering to use some leather-stuff to cover the desk, but I’m still not sure yet.

**Do you switch workspaces during your day? If yes, what’s the reason behind it?

Only when I have problems with my internet, I would look for a cafe or another place that provide free internet connection.

What are you doing to stay focused?

I can stay focus when I’m relax and I feel comfortable with the situation. Usually I make a cup of coffee, play a music, and open the window to let the fresh air slip into my room.

Is there something on your desk which helps you stay focused? What is it?

Of course it’s Mr. Green, he makes me feel fresh and surrounded by nature.

What was your latest self improvement experiment?

Usually I work from 11am to 8pm. In the middle of working, I take four times to break for praying. Fortunately, my house is quite close to the nearby mosque so I could go there to pray and refreshing my mood. I feel this method is very effective and since I started doing this, I have never experienced stress.

Where do you see yourself and your desk in the next 5 years?

Currently, I am single and I still live with my parents. For the next 5 years maybe I’ll get married and build my own house. I’m pretty sure I’m still working as a designer maybe until the next 10 years. When I get a new house, I will rebuild my desk, maybe with different styles. I also have a plan to build a mini co-working space, but I will keep going and see what happens.

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