One Illustrator, Three Different Workspaces

One Illustrator, Three Different Workspaces

Gregory Han
Oct 12, 2011

Ben Goss is based in Sydney, Australia but as a true global worker his illustrations appear in publications all over the world. You'll find his work in The Guardian, Black and White magazine, and the recently released, Better World Report. Goss takes us on a tour that covers his three work spaces from his day job at Yello and his home office where he does his illustrating to his painting studio which he shares with another artist.

Workspace #1: Yello I am here with a whole bunch of talented and creative people where brand strategy and well-crafted graphic design get done. It's a big warehouse space converted into commercial studios. Good natural light come in. We have musical wars on the shared iTunes and it's under a flight path so on occasion a low flying 747 roars by in the afternoon and drowns out the music.

Workspace #2: Home Studio Where the sketching and illustration business gets done. I like to have lots of source material arround me books, web, magazines. The table is an old drafting table that can tilt to 90 degrees. The room is small but there's enough space to move around and make a mess.

Workspace #3: Painting Studio I share this space with another artist. We are seldom there at the same time and work around each other when the other is busy preparing for an exhibition. It is a great place to paint. It has good light with big floor to ceiling windows. Many days and nights are spent here working on large scale pieces.

Originally published at Lifework by Cerentha Harris

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