397 - David Tyler

David Tyler is an entrepreneur and co-founder of ModWood

David Tyler is the co-founder and CEO of ModWood, where he creates products designed to create a uniquely beautiful, better organized, and more productive space.

Prior to getting his start in the physical product space, he was the founder of multiple mobile apps and social networks.

Like many others, he began revamping his home workspace in the early days of the pandemic when he began working remotely more frequently.

What started out as a little nook in a finished attic space began to transform into the workspace you see below over a 3 month window. Throughout this time, David worked on adding color, lighting, a feature wall, plants, and even designed some custom furniture pieces to help define and elevate the space.

Twitter (X) → twitter.com/djtvt
LinkedIn → linkedin.com/in/djtyler

Inside David's Workspace

How David's attic workspace started.
Workspace transformation begins.


  • Mostly custom-made from Walnut and Maple here in Vermont


On Desk

Digital Tools

  • Figma
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Lightroom
  • ClickUp
  • Slack
  • Spark (email)
  • Arc (browser)
  • Discord

What is your favorite item in your workspace?

Okay, my biased but true answer is my ModWood desk shelf. I grew up playing with Legos, so designing and building a modular, magnetically interconnected system to keep my space tidy and organized has been a lot of fun. It also allows me to update and evolve my work surface as my needs or taste changes.

How do you spark creativity?

Cycling. I've been an avid cyclist for the past 5 years. I tend to bike alone on the gravel Vermont roads around my house (or the stationary bike during these colder months). With 2 young kids at home, where I work, the opportunity to be alone with my thoughts is invaluable.

How do you manage work-life balance?

Not well, but getting better, I think. The most impactful habit I’ve committed to is leaving my phone behind when out with my kids. I can't tell you how game-changing this has been. When out to dinner, at the park, at the museum, etc. I just leave my phone in the car. There's no temptation or distraction.
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