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When you were a child did you always want to become a designer? Answers

If you couldn’t design, what would you be doing? Answers

What from your childhood still affects your approach to design today? Answers

Would you elaborate on one project that changed your career? Answers

Would you describe an evolution in your work? Answers

What mistakes have you made that you think others could learn from? Answers

How do you face designers block? Answers

Would you designers a project/person that humbles you? Answers

Do you have any pointers 
for those just getting into the field? Answers

Any advice for students? Answers

What is the best moment of the day? Answers

What are the last 5 songs you listened to? Answers

What book is in your bathroom? Answers

Do you have any tips for managing your time? Answers

How do you deal with plagiarism in the design world? Answers

At what point does inspiration become imitation? Answers

Do you prefer to work with clients who know exactly what they want or clients who want anything? Do you think there is such a thing as too much freedom? Answers

How do you find the balance between your own style and the client’s aesthetic? Answers

What do you do with your non-applied ideas? Ideas that didn’t work for a project, ideas that were good but the client rejected or ideas that you have but have no time to get done. Do you write them down? Re-apply them to other projects? Try and forget about them? Answers

What would you ask for if you had three wishes? Answers

Where do you work on your projects? Answers

Do you discuss your work with other designers? Answers

When you get clients who come to you expecting a certain “style” of work from you, how do you find ways to try new things, instead of just re-interpreting things you’ve done before? Answers

What’s your biggest complaint about the industry? Is there anything you’d like to see more of? Less of? Answers

What is the best interview question you could ever be asked? Answers

What question have you been dying someone to ask you? Answers

Is there anything that you’re afraid of regarding the future? Answers

What are three things you want to do before you die? Answers

What typeface do you want on your tombstone? Answers

 

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Fill/Stroke was a collection of three individuals who have always been good at collecting content, but never really good at sharing it. We formed in mid 2007, and have been honored to interview some of the greatest designers of our time.

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