desk essentials by The Identité Collective

Desk Essentials

After a year in business, I know my desk essentials. There is a handful of things I can’t live without on a daily basis, so I keep those desk essentials within an arms reach.

desk essentials for branding and web designer The Identité Collective


I know it sounds crazy to list beauty products first – but these babies keep me moisturized and dewey all day. And when you’re working 14+ hours a day like I am, why wouldn’t you want to treat yourself to a little luxury mid-day? Herbivore Botanicals has become my go-to. Their Orchid Facial Oil is one of my top desk essentials because it smells like the loveliest perfume you’ve ever owned, but in a softer, fresher way. It’s perfect to throw on when I get an unexpected visitor at the office and need to feel like a whole human.

The summer heat keeps the AC blasting, which dries out my skin. The rose beauty mist from Herbivore is a fave, but I love the Love + Roses version, too.



desk essentials by herbivore botanicals



Lastly, I keep two kinds of lip balm on me at all times. Herbivore (yes, there is a theme) and Glossier’s balm dotcom. The lip conditioner from Herbivore is lightweight and glossy. Balm Dotcom is transformative.



I’ll be doing a full office tour next week, but in the meantime, we get constant questions about our tech set up. Here it goes:


tech desk essentials for branding and web designers



More office tour to come (and I will FINALLY be linking the sources on all the decor, like where I got the giant mood board, pretty wood clock, and the perfect L-shaped desk).


photos by Madeline Harper  



The Identité Collective is a full service creative studio for boutique lifestyle brands. Offering bespoke branding, web design and social media content creation, we help small businesses elevate their digital presence to become industry experts. Want to work together? Shoot us an inquiry here.

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