This Is What a Remote Office Looks Like: Home Office and Workspace Photos

Wade Foster
Wade Foster / October 26, 2017

One of the less frequently talked about benefits of working in a remote team is that you have complete control over your workspace. In a traditional office space, you're forced to work in a one-size-fits-all environment, which is often suboptimal for everyone.

At Zapier, everyone creates their own workspace, and today we thought it would be fun to share. Here's a peek at the home offices or workspaces of some of the Zapier teammates. (Note: These aren't in any particular order. And some of us admit to cleaning off our desks before taking the photos.)

Adam DuVander, Developer Marketing (Portland, OR)

Adam DuVander's workspace

Hoon Park, Customer Champion (Austin, TX)

Hoon Park's workspace

Bill Merrill, Product Engineer (Seattle, WA)

Bill Merrill's workspace

Evan Danals, Tax Accountant (Atlanta, GA)

Evan Danals' workspace

Eileen Ruberto, UX Research Lead (Buffalo, NY)

Eileen Ruberto's workspace

Matthew Guay, Senior Writer and Editor (Bangkok, Thailand)

Matthew Guay's workspace

Read more about Matt's tools at The Sweet Setup

Carlin Sack, Partner Marketing Manager (Austin, Texas)

Carlin Sack's workspace

Fokke Zandbergen, Support Engineer (Heerenveen, Netherlands)

Fokke Zandbergen's workspace

Brian Cooksey, Platform Engineering Lead (Columbia, MO)

Brian Cooksey's workspace

Bryan Helmig, Zapier Co-founder and CTO (Sunnyvale, CA)

Bryan Helmig's workspace

Christopher Peters (a.k.a., Statwonk), Data Scientist (Fairhope, AL)

Christopher Peters' workspace

Craig Labenz, Product Engineer (Nomad/Grand Rapids, MI)

Craig Labenz' workspace

Or:

Craig Labenz' home office

Joe Stych, Product Marketing Manager (Minneapolis, MN)

Joe Stych's workspace

Justin Deal, Senior Frontend Engineer Lead (St. Louis, MO)

Justin Deal's workspace

Lindsay (Linds) Brand, Documentation Support Lead (Barcelona, Spain)

Lindsay Brand's workspace

Micah Bennett, Support Lead (St. Louis, MO)

Micah Bennett's workspace

Rob Golding, Senior Product Engineer (Nottingham, UK)

Rob Golding's workspace

Kirk Godtfredsen, Customer Champion (Seattle, WA)

Kirk Godtfredsen's workspace

Kim Kadiyala, Partnerships (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Kim Kadiyala's workspace

Erin Chock, Customer Champion (Portland, OR)

Erin Chock's workspace

Vicky Cassidy, Platform Lead (Madison, WI)

Vicky Cassidy's workspace

Zen Ren, Platform Support Lead, and Zé João Proença, Partner Success Specialist (Austin, TX)

Ze and Zen's workspace

Two workspaces in one!

Additional Thoughts

Fascinating to me is that all of us work great together. But if forced to be in an office with one another for 250 days a year, we might not like working with each other quite as much.

Working distributed thus helps everyone optimize their environment in a way that suites them best while not distracting others on the team.

See more team photos at #zapierlife on Instagram or learn the best way to set up your desk for ergonomics and productivity.


Keep reading: Check out even more remote work articles.

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