Mac Setups: The Desk of a Visual Designer

Nov 16, 2013 - 8 Comments

Visual designer Mac desk setup

This weeks awesome Mac setup comes to us from visual designer and Apple lover Mirko S. With a great looking desk and a very nice Macintosh configuration, here is the Apple gear and a few app recommendations that Mirko is using for his work, and why:

What Apple hardware does your setup consist of?

Core Apple hardware includes the following:

  • MacBook Pro Retina Core i7 – with Mac OS X Mavericks
  • Apple Thunderbolt Display 27”
  • Apple Wireless Keybord
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
  • iPhone 5

What other gadgets and tech hardware do you use?

The rest isn’t specifically Apple hardware, but directly related to my design work:

  • Wacom Intuos 5
  • Moleskine Classic Notebook
  • Behance Dot Grid Book
  • Rotring 800 0.35 Mechanical Pencil
  • Twelve South Book Arc
  • Rain Stand for Macbook

Why Apple? What do you use your Apple gear for?

During my work I discovered that Apple gave me the best solution possible to design apps, and website and standard graphics. My Apple hardware have become the vital elements to my design workflow.

Any app recommendations? What apps could you not do without?

There are a tons of incredible Mac-only apps created to suit every designer’s needs. Two of my personal favorites include Sketch (by Bohemian Coding), which is very useful to design UI (User Interface) and icons, and Ember (by Realmac Software), which I use to store my inspiration shots collection.

Do you have a great Apple setup or Mac desk you want to share? Answer a couple of questions about your Apple gear, take a few good pictures, and send it to us! We can’t post everything submitted (unless everyone would prefer roundup posts of multiple setups… let us know about that) but we’ll pick one of the best to publish and share every weekend. Looking for some desk and setup inspiration? You can browse through some of our past setups posts here.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac Setups


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  1. Axo Pluton says:

    Very Nice desktop

  2. BillTotman says:

    Thanks for sharing these – it’s always nice to get ideas from talented people.

  3. crateish says:

    Visual Designer = Non-Existant Job Title In The Design World

  4. Den says:

    Rain stand is the best stand ever!

  5. It looks really great. I love that red LED stripe from the back of table. I did the same two days ago, just with white LEDs. It makes great ambient effect.

  6. Catiflower says:

    Beautiful setup, love it

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