#1 important thing to consider when setting up your workspace is "comfort".
Remember , you will be sitting here for hours at a time. Make sure
your area is well lit and as clutter free as humanly possible. I like
to keep inspirational objects and reference material around my work
area so I can stay juiced about what I'm doing. (Notice the DangerGirl
action figure set over the desk). I also like to keep all my tools
with reaching distance so I don't have to break my train of thought
to grab a tool while working. I hang them on the wall to keep my desk
space clean and clear. I keep a large collection of Video Game mags
and manga on hand to use as layout or reference material.
If you drink or eat at your desk make sure your food/drink items are
secured. I've accidentally spilled more coffee on artwork than I care
to mention so now I keep that stuff on a side stool away from my workspace.