I am a designer based in San Francisco and have been working from home, or more specifically from my couch since the pandemic started. I started daily drawing and posting these on Instagram to help cope with stress and blow off some steam. In these drawings, I explore blessings, challenges, and absurdities we have to deal with while working from home.

In fact, I was sitting on the couch so much in the past two years it completely broke down. For convenience, I ordered a new one and it arrived in such an enormous box that it had trouble fitting through the door. These types of everyday work-from-home situations have been an endless source of ideas and inspiration. I try to create one new drawing every day. I’ve enjoyed drawing these, and hope you’ll like them too!

If you've missed my previous posts that are in a similar vein, you may find them here: IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX.

More info: Instagram

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Working

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Clara Straka
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7 months ago

The truth is Nothing but the truth!

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While remote work is more convenient (and safe), the line between life and work becomes increasingly blurred. I’ve created this series of charts and drawings illustrating this concept.

At times, working from your house all the time feels very lonely, like you are trapped on an uninhabited island just staring at the screen all day until your eyes pop out. I miss human interaction the most. I found that creating a list of things that I miss about working at the office and drawing it has been very therapeutic.

Another thing that freaks me out about Zoom calls is seeing yourself in a little video all the time, it’s just weird. Also, I am not sure why working from home makes you so tired. Somehow drawing pictures of people being tired makes me less tired.

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At Work

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Purbasha Banai
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7 months ago

Umm. I was thinking a pie chart could've been better

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#3

Workweek And Weekend

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Orlando Pitcher
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7 months ago

It's true though. Even without home work.

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My creative process is pretty simple. I start with writing down ideas. Sometimes ideas come randomly, sometimes I get inspired by reading the news. My usual process is thinking about my day and finding something interesting about it. Some days I have a lot of ideas and some days I don't. It's pretty unpredictable.

I think because the drawings are inspired by daily life, it's more like a commentary on what's happening right now. Every drawing is a thought, and once I put it on paper it becomes my favorite for a moment. After that, I move on to the next thought, the next drawing. I draw very fast and sloppy, it takes any time from 5 to 30 min to finish each illustration, but coming up with concepts may take longer. 

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Day And Night

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Abigail Suarez
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7 months ago

It's funny how you want to sleep when your working but you lay down and want to finish your work

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#5

Working From Home

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Nat Rich
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7 months ago

Yup, spontaneous video calls are the worst!

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CreativeBlok is actually my Instagram handle. I think the best way to deal with the block is to keep on going. Usually, we are our own toughest critics… but the key is not to let it stop you. Once you are unblocked you have to continue drawing, and if you struggle just move on to the next concept. I find Tibor Calman very inspiring. I also get inspired by Ze Frank, Larry David, and Matt Groening... and of course Gary Larson.

#6

Amount Of Actual Work

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Hugo Raible
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7 months ago

Office is for socializing, if you want to get actual work done, WFH.

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#7

On A Video Call

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ima cat
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7 months ago

I don't have enough energy to suppress all of my anger :P

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I think the way to be original is to draw about your own experiences... Each person has a unique point of view, we all see the world differently. I enjoy the process of daily drawing and creative routine. My goal is to continue drawing, having fun, and sharing joy with others.

#8

2 Types Of Coworkers

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Lilia Loewenberg
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7 months ago

I'm the second one

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#9

Sleep

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Orlando Pitcher
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7 months ago

Don't you love when the alarm goes off you sleep for 5 more minutes then wake up to find you've slept for 8 years.

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On A Video Call

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Tami
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7 months ago (edited)

Frantically clicking to close a web page you just landed on because it started playing a video that of course started with something like "Heeeyyy m u t h a fukaaas."

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#11

This Was An Office Worker

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Corgo Man
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7 months ago

Once he got there, he was never seen again alive, just like every other person who entered

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#12

Returning To The Office

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Abigail Suarez
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7 months ago

It'll be so weird when everyone goes back in person

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#13

Returning To Office

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Honu
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7 months ago

This is one of the things I just don't understand about my current employer trying to get us to go into the office more. For years, most of us have been on teams that have members in multiple locations. We were having all our meetings via teleconference before the pandemic. Whether I'm in the office or at home, doesn't matter. I'm still not seeing most of my team in person and never have.

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#14

Back To The Office

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Mimi La Souris
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7 months ago

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#15

Work Day

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Filiwegeian
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7 months ago

This is why I don't want to go back to the office. I don't ever want to feel that way again.

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#16

Monday

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Tami
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7 months ago

That be a double shot.

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#17

Things I Miss About The Office

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ZAPanda
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7 months ago

Do not miss any of this, totally 100% happy about WFH. Never want to return to office. Everrrrrr.

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#18

Annoying Things About Wfh

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Martha Meyer
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7 months ago

I have a dedicated spot I work from and I don't use it for anything else. Don't work from your couch or dining table, people.

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#19

Workweek

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Becky Siry
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7 months ago

This

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#20

Hybrid Work

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Clara Straka
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7 months ago

不不不不

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#21

Work Life Balance

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Iconoclast He/Him
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7 months ago

No one had a life working in an office. 2 hours commute daily for most!

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#22

2 More Weeks

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Kitty the cat
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7 months ago

More like two more days

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#23

Remote Worker

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Judah Phelps
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7 months ago

Haha! Clever!

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#24

Working

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Kitty the cat
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7 months ago

Yep

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#25

Daydreaming

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Ryan Deschanel
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7 months ago

I don't understand the first picture.

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Business Jargon

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Ann Dennis
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7 months ago

LOL synergy :)

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#27

The Future Of Work

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Andriette Keyser Bergakker
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7 months ago

I compare WFH to life in a aquarium.

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#28

Zoom Fatigue

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Fin Bin
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7 months ago

Yep.

#29

Working From Home

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Deni Castro
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7 months ago

Still waiting for the after...

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#30

Working And Relaxing

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Allahi
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7 months ago

The moral of the story, first 20 years are going to school, the next 30 years are working and then RIP.

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