These days we could all use a chance to have fun, be creative, and engage in a little friendly competition. That’s why we’ve launched the DIY campaign! All you need is paint, some brushes, a creative mind, a vision, and the drive to create something amazing from a blank canvas—the spacious desk top of a SmartDesk 2!
Joining the campaign is easy, fun, and you could stand to benefit in a big way! To find out more details about this exciting, limited time campaign, be sure to read below for all the details you’ll need:
How can you benefit?
The DIY campaign from Autonomous is an incredible opportunity for artists to not only share their amazing work with the world, but to build up their own home office with the best ergonomic tools on the market, and even win a huge cash prize.
All qualified applicants will receive a free, brand new SmartDesk 2 valued up to $399! This desk will not only be theirs to keep, but it will serve as the canvas they use to create their work of art. The winning submission will receive a cash prize of $2,000, and might even be featured as a top product in our online store. The top 5 entries with the highest vote count will be reproduced and sold as limited edition pieces!
A free SmartDesk 2 is an amazing prize in and of itself. It’s the perfect ergonomic addition to any home office or artist’s studio, giving you the flexibility to sit and stand throughout the day with just the press of a button. Hitting a creative block? Try standing up for a bit with Autonomous standing desk! It’ll help your body stay engaged which gives your mind an added energy boost, perfect for finding inspiration.
How can you join our DIY Campaign?
It’s easy to participate in the Autonomous DIY campaign. Just follow the steps outlined below, and show us just how creative and innovative you can be!
Step 1: Complete the registration form here and submit it together with your visual portfolio, showcasing previous work that would be relevant to this design challenge, no later than Friday, March 5th, 2021.
Step 2: All successful applicants will be notified via email. Please note that this campaign is only available in the United States.
Step 3: Now the anticipation builds. Wait to receive your free, all-new SmartDesk 2!
Step 4: Get down to business, flex your creativity, and show us what you’ve got. Get your paint brushes out, your colors organized, and create your very own unique SmartDesk 2 masterpiece that reflects your personal art style.
Step 5: Send a digital render of your completed table top artwork to Autonomous no later than Monday, March 22nd, 2021. Your submission must include at least three high quality images of your work. An optional HD video that documents your work progress will earn you brownie points and help your chances!
Why Art Matters
Throughout the pandemic, artists have been some of the hardest-hit professionals in the world, with venues shutting down, museums and galleries closed, and few online opportunities—especially for artists struggling to make ends meet in the new gig economy.
Yet we all still need art in our lives. Though artists may be deemed “non-essential,” there are so many ways artists and their art are a vital part of the human experience. Art is how we express ourselves; it’s how we connect with each other and share abstract ideas. It’s how we tap into what makes us human, and it’s how we learn and grow, understand new perspectives, think of things in new ways, and prompt ourselves to ask difficult or nuanced questions.
Beyond that, art is a deeply emotional medium that can express love, joy, anger, sorrow, and a myriad of complicated mixtures of emotions that are an indelible part of who we are, yet are often so hard to adequately express. At the 2021 US presidential inauguration, Americans collectively experienced the power of art when Amanda Gorman, a young poet, was given a platform for her art—a first for an inaugural ceremony.
Though American politics are divisive and not everyone was comforted by the events of that day, the simple purity of an artist and her poetry seemed to rise above the turmoil and give the proceedings an unprecedented dimension of humanity.
How Art Affects Your Work
Because of the profound impact art can have in every facet of our lives, it’s no wonder that art, design, color, and ergonomics are such vital elements for everyday workers and workspaces all over the world. The colors and designs in your office can change your mood, affect your mentality and focus, and play a key contributing factor in your long-term productivity.
Our dedication to creating the ultimate workspaces at Autonomous is what makes us want to connect with our community of artists and spread some of their own artistic flare and design to our broad, international customer base. When we work with designs and colors we love, we work more efficiently, more productively, and most importantly, with more joy.
That’s why we’ve launched the DIY campaign—to show some love to all of the amazing artists out there who need our support now more than ever, and to spread the profound joy of art to offices and home workspaces all over the world.
Your time to apply is limited. What are you waiting for? Get your portfolios together and send them our way along with the registration form BEFORE Friday, March 5th, and be sure to share this article with your friends so they can get in on the fun too! Good luck to all our applicants, and we can’t wait to see what amazing, creative ideas you all have.
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