Last Updated on April 8, 2016
As the owner of a graphic design company you’re going to want to make sure you create the perfect office environment for your employees so they can produce their very best work without, if possible, ever feeling like they’re ever even in an office setting.
Unlike most other professionals who work in a large office, graphic designers are artists at heart, therefore you have to allow them the freedom of environment, alongside the functional benefits they need to release their inner creative and produce stunning designs for your clients, and yourselves. Though there are arguably a number of things that make the perfect functioning office for a graphic design company such as yours, some of the most important to take note of are:
Great Natural Daylight
Natural daylight is crucial for graphic designers on a number of levels; not least the simple fact that as their job demands them to spend so long staring at their computer screen, they need to take every opportunity they can get to look out into natural light when they take themselves away from their computer for a few minutes at a time.
Natural daylight makes us happier, more energised, and potentially even healthier. Not only that, it helps our body to recognise times of day and know how to react to that particular time of day (aka, be wide awake in the morning and start to lag in the late afternoon). If your graphic designers work in an office flooded with artificial light and the window blinds down, their bodies won’t know what to make of the situation and will therefore perform at a much less productive level.
Unlike most office jobs where a particular worker will spend the vast majority of their time sat in their seat in front of a computer, as graphic designers your staff will need ample space to move around in, sometimes choosing to wheel themselves over to another side of the office to bask in some natural light flooding through the window, or even to talk with a colleague about a particular problem they’re working on.
One of the most efficient ways of making sure you get the space you need from an office is to look online for a site that allows you to search for space via floor span, meaning you’ll never have to view a particular office without knowing ahead of time that it already fits your needs. Sites such as easyoffices.com have this feature built in, vastly speeding up your search process. Now all you need to do is decide exactly how much space you need.
Standing Desk Areas
Standing desks have exploded in popularity in recent years as more and more office workers (graphic designers included) have cottoned on to the benefits associated with standing for the majority of your day, rather than spending your entire work day sat down.
Though you should never ask your designers to stand if they don’t want to, a core feature of a functional office for a graphic design company is an area of standing desks that any employee can choose to use at any time. Chances are, once they’ve used it once they’ll keep coming back to it to take advantage of the extra energy it’ll give them, and their design work.
In conclusion, as the owner of a graphic design company you’re going to want to make sure you create the perfect office environment for your employees so they can produce their very best work without, if possible, ever feeling like they’re ever even in an office setting.