062 - Mac Cormier

Welcome to another edition of Workspaces! We bring you inside the workspaces of creative individuals. Workspaces hopes to inspire you by showing you the toolkit that many creatives use to do their daily work. ☕️

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Mac Cormier is a design lead at Square and runs an independent print studio called Cypress Design Co

His workspace is a collection of industrially purposed furniture: a workbench, a tool cabinet, and a stool. During typical work hours it functions as a desk with a laptop and keyboard—but outside of the old 9-5, it’s a carving bench, a drawing space or a full printing line. Keeping it minimal makes it easy to swap out the tools for the space’s current needs. The prints shown are a backdrop for calls and come from friends around the industry: Camille Villanueva, InkyCatPrints, and Studio Tokek

Inside Mac’s Workspace


  • MacBook Air

  • iPad Pro

  • Concepts (iPad)

  • Illustrator (Mac)

  • Figma (for work)

  • HomePod (definitely a tool—always have music on in the shop)

  • Field Notes (always)

  • Blackwing Pencils, Uni-ball Signo Um 151

  • pFiel Swiss made palm handled carving tools

  • Ohkubo blue steel knife

  • lots of Band-Aids

  • Cranfield caligo safes wash relief inks

  • Nikon FM2 (for inspiration)

Are you interested in hearing more from Mac? He will be doing a Twitter Space this Wednesday to talk about design, Square, physical products, etc!

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