In this inspiring interview, Tobias van Schneider tells us why side projects are and should be stupid. We talk about taking life-changing risks and choosing the difficult path. Tobias van Schneider is a designer living and working in New York City. Tobias is currently working as Product Designer & Art Director with Spotify, New York. He has worked with companies such as Red Bull, BMW, Google, and Wacom.
Sam Arthur tells us the story about the humble beginnings of Nobrow Press and gives tons of book and magazine advice. Nobrow Press is a London-based publishing company founded by Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro. They publish magazines and books that showcase the work of many artists. Books and magazines are printed with attention to design and vivid color in mind. Nobrow Press also has an existing children’s book imprint called Flying Eye Books.
“Oftentimes, the best design is just one iteration away.”
In this interview, Rogie King talks to us about ignoring the masses, working at your own pace, and challenging yourself. Rogie is a very talented designer, illustrator, developer, and entrepreneur. He is cofounder of NeonMob a place to collect, trade, and discover limited edition digital art. His influences go as far back as his childhood and the whimsical world of Disney.
Andy J. Miller gives us a glimps into his most recent talk at ICON titled, “The 17 Secret Herbs and Spices of Illustration.” He talks about his adventures overseas, the world of freelance illustration, and a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a freelance artist. Andy J. Miller’s work is defined by clean graphic illustration infused with other worldly dream things. Andy has worked with a variety of clients, including Nickelodeon, Sony, Google, Smart Car, Converse, Fast Company, Real Simple, and Starburst.
“Don’t be in such a rush to get to that level. It takes time for everything to fall into place.”
In this interview, Darren Booth shares about the power of negotiation and getting paid what you’re worth. He tells us about the benefits of taking an analog approach to illustration and design. We talk about not doing work for free and so much more. Darren Booth is an illustrator and letterer in Canada. His client list boasts names such as Coca-Cola, Aol, Target, Disney, McDonald’s, and The New York Times. He’s also created work for high-profile clients Steve Martin and Willie Nelson.
“It has to be sincere and it has to come from a sincere place.”
In this interview, Kate Bingaman-Burt gives us career advice, examples of times when she experienced failure, and why it’s okay to say no. She shows us the power of repetition and tells us why it is important to be sincere. Kate Bingaman-Burt is an educator, designer, and illustrator living and working in Portland Oregon.