Everyone has one – a place where they can get work done. A workspace serves as a place to focus and be productive, whether it’s a photo studio, a cozy cafe or a fully equipped kitchen.
By looking at that space, one can learn a lot about a person’s tastes and lifestyle. This month we’re focusing our lens on the desk of Christian Helms- owner of Helm’s Workshop and co-owner/creative director of Frank.
Founder of Helms Workshop
On His Desk:
• Proofs fir Product Renderings
• Vintage Barlow Pocket Knife
• Barrett Alley Wallet– Helms Boots
• Watch with Leather Straps– Shinola
• North Carolina Tar Heels Baseball Cap
• Sketchbook, a gift from Paul Jerde. “He gave me one and I loved it,
so he shipped me a box of these. I’m having some made.”
Even if you don’t know who Helms is, if you’ve lived in Austin for enough time you’re bound to see his work. His award-winning design and brand development studio produced the branding for Austin Beerworks and Frank. Heck, Helms’ studio has even made a name for itself outside of Austin, rebranding Southern Comfort and boasting Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Hasbro as clients. And all of this fine work eventually makes its way across Helms’ desk made—of all things—from reclaimed gym floors.
Written by Clarisa Ramierz
Photography by Chris Perez
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