What would you say is your dream workspace? Do you see yourself in a busy, noisy open-concept space in a trendy building filled with hipsters? Or would you rather work outdoors with your hands?

Intrigued by the different preferences people may have, illustrator Ben O’Brien recently asked his Twitter followers for their dream workspace. This is what they said:

Dream workspace by ben o'brien

As you can see, the vast majority wanted to work in nature. Their ideal working equipment was books and the written word, and this rustic, analog feel continued in their choice of building (a cabin). Curiously, though, his Twitter followers also opted for a modernist design style, with artwork on the wall.

Like any good illustrator, O’Brien then set out to illustrate these dream workspaces. Here’s what he came up with.

dream workspace

dream workspace by ben obrien

In these illustrations, O’Brien creates separate creative areas, with pets, mid-century industrial furnishings, books and refreshments.

Here’s a closer look at the details:

Dream workspace ben obrien

dream workspaces by Ben OBrien

dream workspace by ben obrien

Dream workspace by ben obrien

Dream workspace by Ben Obrien



Ben O’Brien is a UK-based illustrator, known for commercial design, advertising, and more. To see more of his work, please visit his website.