One of the biggest corporate trends over the past five years has been investment in creative workspaces. The idea is simple: modern work environments need to stimulate the mind and inspire possibilities. But the unspoken truth is that there’s only so much inspiration that can be achieved in a traditional office setting. To really get outside of the proverbial—and literal—office box, you have to do just that: get away.
We spoke with five New York City professionals—a writer, a musician, a software engineer, a designer-illustrator, and a film director—who traveled to different Hawaiian locales not to escape their work, but to get closer to it; to re-energize their creative muscles and reignite their passion for their craft. Here is how working in Hawaii inspired them.
Melanie Moat, writer (Writing Desk)
Island of Hawaii
Aaron Green, musician (Sound Space)
Kyle Holzinger, software engineer (Tech Lab)
Sara Meadows, illustrator-designer (Design Loft)
David Ma, film director (Location Scout)
Content created for and commissioned by the Hawaiian Islands.