This new year has already brought big changes to Endo Creative. The second week of 2012 Endo Creative moved into a new office space in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. Its a co-working space called The Hive right in the middle of Old Town. If you haven’t heard of co-working before, you’re not the only one. Its a trend that is slowly catching on among creative professionals.
There a couple of big open rooms, each housing 3-6 desks. Creative professionals and small companies rent out the desks on a monthly basis. There are many benefits, but here are my favorites.
Get Out of the House
I tried a home office for about two months after first moving to Fort Collins. While fun and productive at first, I quickly grew tired of being cooped up in my apartment all day. I’m excited to get out and interact with other creative professionals.
Separate Work and Home
I have been defining the balance between work and home ever since I started Endo Creative. Now that I have an office that I can go to “to work”, I have defined that boundary even more. Sure, I still do work when I’m at home when needed. But having an outside office where I can focus solely on work has made me much more productive.
Being around other web and creative professionals in a co-working environment inspires my creativity. I get to watch and learn from others in the business, ask questions and advice, and also contribute my own wisdom that I have learned along the way. In addition, I’m meeting other professionals in the community outside of the web industry.
These are just a few of the things I’m enjoying about the new office space. With such a cool space to work, I’m looking forward to many great things for Endo Creative and our clients this year!