I'm not interested in the digital nomad lifestyle per se, but I've always felt my desk to be a ball and chain, especially if I want to get any design work done. Most of the designers I know have this problem.
There's nothing revolutionary about Anand's work style – a lot of coders and techie types work this way. It's about adjusting to a smaller workspace and challenging yourself to becoming better with the touchpad. What is different is seeing a designer breaking free from the desk and designing on a tiny screen.
I'm going to try this more often. Can't be that hard, right?