Studio Updates —

Studio updates.


Isn’t working from home great? There are many of us who have quietly (or not so quietly) stifled a chuckle when others have bemoaned their workplace politics, endless meetings or crawling commutes. For us, the flexibility, comfort and independence of working from home has in many cases become a non-negotiable when considering a future work path.

I started my design career working full-time in an office environment. I then worked from home with my own graphic design company for over 10 years, during which time I started a family. Following that, I went back into part-time employment in an office for a few years.

As my recent part-time work was coming to an end, I had a realisation. Although I really loved working from home in the past, now I didn’t want to go back to it. Why?

• There is so much to be gained from working with others, especially those in similar fields, and with similar minds.

• The design work I’m most proud of was achieved around other creative people in a collective environment.

I also realised how much I love this laid-back, easy-going part of the Hutt Valley where I live. It’s got a thriving creative community built on grounded and humble roots. Oh, and it’s also got great coffee, yummy cheese and the best sausage rolls!

I’m a firm believer that we always find what we need when we need it. And true to form, everything about Mo~Co unfolded naturally – finding the perfect spot at 173 Randwick Road, ending three awesome years of part-time employment and sending my youngest off to school.

The culmination of these events gave rise to Mo~Co: a friendly, cool, collective space where creative professionals can combine their talents and knowledge while still keeping their own unique identity.

Come and check out Thinkspace at Mo~co, and our co-working collective, or send us message – we are looking forward to welcoming you!

Esther Chua
Thinkspace design & Mo~co