Hey, I'm just starting my second year of A level studies in the UK. For those of you not familiar with the British education system that makes me 17, having left high school but not yet started university. College sort of level possibly?
Anyway, one of the subjects I am studying is Design and Technology: Product Design, which, as the name suggests, involves designing and making prototype products. We are encouraged to pick unusual design briefs which are involved with our own interests so my project for the next year is designing a workstation for a student artist who doesn't have the space or money for a dedicated studio in their home or otherwise. The idea is that it folds away to save some space and has storage for artists materials so that everything you need is there for you in one unit.
I need to have input from artists on how they like to work as part of my research. (and As Soon As Possible)
The sort of things I'm thinking about are: the layouts, angles, finishes, sizes of work surfaces, easels etc. what do you need to store? what little tricks do you personally like to do to set up where you work? What do you need where you work?
This would be more aimed at tradional media as opposed to digital, but absolutely any ideas or input anyone can give would be really very helpful to me.
(It would also be useful if you leave a first name for me to quote, but don't worry if you don't, I'll make you one up )
Thanks very much.