The following article is a part of our Deskscape Series. Many of us spend up to eight or nine hours at our desks per day, making our “deskscapes” a creative reflection of the book publicity work we do for our clients every day.
Digital Publicist Johanna Dickson shares some of her favorite parts of her deskscape:
I’ve been known to personalize my spaces wherever I’ve worked. I abhor blank walls and much prefer to fill my cube with photos of my favorite people and places. The collage wall is full of holiday cards, drawings by my little cousins, art prints, and photos of my family and our pets. I have several little photos of my dog Molly around my desk to keep me smiling all day long. The oddest thing at my desk has to be the Bat Boy bobble head doll my best friend got me years ago for my birthday. It was too creepy to display in my bedroom and so I moved him here. He’s a good conversation starter, although he’s slightly hidden in case a client happens to stop by.
Lastly, many people here know my obsession with dinosaurs (Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time) and so this little green dinosaur was a must-have item for my work desk. He holds a little note in his mouth with all my current client codes. I reference it daily when making client calls and sending out books.