We are both the creators and users of software. We are surrounded by it. I believe that, every once in a while, it is critical to step away from our digital world and find inspiration in the real world. Since Offscreen is essentially a real world excerpt from digital creatives’ lives, it’s a good first step to this.
I’m a bit of a Offscreen hipster and have been collecting copies of Offscreen since their 3rd issue (desparately trying to get my hands on Issues 1 & 2). As soon as I get a new issue, I head straight for the “Where the magic happens” section.
Essentially, this section showcases some amazing digital creative spaces from around the world. Notable featured companies include Twitter, Shopify, Stripe, Facebook, Microsoft, Soundcloud, and more.
Here’s a few snapshots…
Why it’s magic to me
I love seeing how other creative people find inspiration in their work places. We spend more time in the office than we do sleeping or playing, so it’s critical that office environments are beautiful and functional.
How it’s shaping our future
Of course, we’re not as big or as well known as some of the companies featured in this section, but they all started small and grew over time. By reviewing these spaces, it gives us a vision for the future; a vision on where we could go. It drives me to be more creative, and more focused.
Often, this is where I find inspiration and passion; Offscreen.