A few months into this pandemic I was laid off by my employer.
But, not to worry, in less than a week I had a new position with Michael Baker International along with an increased salary!
I took a nice three-week vacation that was “paid” thanks to the cashed out vacation time and severance package and then in mid-July I started my new job. They shipped me a laptop, two monitors and workstation and I decided to lift up the laptop to a better viewing height so that I could have three screens that were are good heights for me, as well as have some room under the laptop for the workstation to live.
I took the logo from the company from their website and turned it into an SVG, then designed it into the side of the very simple stand. Then I put the 80th anniversary logo and the mantra of the company “… the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack…” engraved into the front.
It worked very well, but not too much later I shifted to working two days a week in the project office for the project I am working on. Another workstation and monitor setup, so I decided to migrate the MBI stand there.
I was left without a stand for my home office, so I did a bit of a redesign, making it more personal to me and my brand (Cast Iron Game Lab) and added that logo to the front and Meeples to the sides, cutting it out of orange acrylic. I also made it a touch smaller so that my personal laptop fit better, though the laptop on it in the image is my company one.
Overall I am very happy with how these turned out and how they function.