Interviews

The Studio Visit: filz:stueck

The Studio Visit: filz:stueck

When we visit Antje Schmitt and Teresa Winter in their studio in Munich where they’re located since early 2013, we’re immediately taken by the light-filled open studio and their warm and welcoming character. Every single sleeve is unique and handcrafted with attention to detail by the manufactory of organic (leather) cases and sleeves, filz:stueck. Filz …

Interview: Mimi Berry, Flying The Flag For British Made Leather Goods

Interview: Mimi Berry, Flying The Flag For British Made Leather Goods

We've teamed up with the people from Waremakers to bring you this Q&A. Mimi leatherware is all about classic craftsmanship in a package of understated design. Originally from Bath in South West England, Mimi moved to London where she studied fine art and fashion design at Central Saint Martins. According to Mimi Berry, it's all about …


Interview: PlusOne, Design And Storytelling

Interview: PlusOne, Design And Storytelling

PlusOne is an Amsterdam based design and animation studio. Marcel Vrieswijk and his team design, direct, animate and produce from start to final delivery. This conversation has been made with Marcel Vrieswijk and creative director Martijn Hogenkamp. With the dramatic growth of digital media the past few years, more and more designers from all over …

Interview: Thomas Brodahl, Be Creative

Interview: Thomas Brodahl, Be Creative

Thomas Brodahl calls himself a creative Polymath. Somebody who is dabbling in all things creative, telling stories, making products and trying to improve the world around him. That's exactly what Brodahl did with his latest project Nubook, which we featured in our The 100 Most Interesting Websites list. The service is aimed specifically at so-called …

Interview: Patrick Rochon, Light Painting As Art Form

Interview: Patrick Rochon, Light Painting As Art Form

To Patrick Rochon, light painting is an expression of our true self. "I have reasons to believe that our bodies emits light and that we've been, in a subtle way, light painting all along," Rochon says. Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by …


Interview: Alex Ostrowski, Co-Director Of YCN Studio

Interview: Alex Ostrowski, Co-Director Of YCN Studio

Alex Ostrowski co-directs London based YCN Studio, a multidisciplinary creative team working on diverse design and communication projects for clients large and small. Born out of YCN, the model of the studio places them at the centre of an ever-growing network of creative talent. To date, the output has encompassed advertising, identity design, brand strategy, …

Interview: Mark Van Bronkhorst, Type Designer

Interview: Mark Van Bronkhorst, Type Designer

MVB Fonts is a type foundry founded by Mark van Bronkhorst in San Francisco in 1991, now located on the opposite side of the bay in Albany, California. Van Bronkhorst creates digital fonts for designers, and custom fonts for magazines and corporations. PROFILE Name: Mark van Bronkhorst Age: 47 Studio: Berkeley, California Profession: Type Designer …

Interview: Bettina Schulz - In A World Of Design

Interview: Bettina Schulz – In A World Of Design

Bettina Schulz has been chief editor of the international magazine novum – World of Graphic Design since 2001, and a member of the editorial staff since 1994. As a freelance copywriter and editor she also works for national and international magazines. Schulz is a member of juries in many design competitions, including the red dot:communication …


Interview: Marco Polo Reloaded - An Epic Journey With Lonely Planet Travel Writer Bradley Mayhew

Interview: Marco Polo Reloaded – An Epic Journey With Lonely Planet Travel Writer Bradley Mayhew

It was quite a lot of research to find the right person for our documentary series Marco Polo Reloaded. Along Mekong Productions didn't want to work with a protagonist who came across as a kind of "actor" or "presenter". The films in the footsteps of Marco Polo, who left Venice in 1271, needed an "authentic …

Interview: Amy Marjoram - Thoughtful Photography Insights

Interview: Amy Marjoram – Thoughtful Photography Insights

Australian Amy Marjoram is the mastermind behind Excerpt magazine, a free quarterly online publication about photo-based practice. The magazine has an emphasis on original content and creating an accessible platform for thoughtful insights and exchanges. Besides running Excerpt Marjoram enjoys photography – don't miss her blog postings here – and written language and has exhibited …

Interview: Joel Evey - Art Director Urban Outfitters

Interview: Joel Evey – Art Director Urban Outfitters

Joel Evey is a Designer based in Philadelphia and being Urban Outfitters print art director for a while now. He's the man responsible for some fancy and high quality print products for them. Evey combines well thought out considered design and typography with images to create exciting pieces of work. PROFILE Name: Joel Evey Age: 29 …


Interview: Véronique Sutra - Eyes In Progress

Interview: Véronique Sutra – Eyes In Progress

Véronique Sutra, ex Manager of Multimedia at Magnum Photos, just created Eyes In Progress, which is a program of workshops and masterclasses provided by Masters of photography such as Patrick Zachmann (documentary), Jane Evelyn Atwood (storytelling), Joan Fontcuberta (contemporary) and other great names. Sutra says, "With Eyes in Progress, I wanted to create a program …

Interview: Aekae - Idea Driven Design

Interview: Aekae – Idea Driven Design

The work by Aekae (Aeberhard/Kaegi) goes beyond the fulfillment of a functional commercial brief. Ideas are translated to unexpected products and spaces surrounding a project. The idea-driven Switzerland based design studio founded by Fabrice Aeberhard and Christian Kaegi offer a distinctive, well made design. PROFILE Name: Christian Kaegi Place of residence: Zürich, Switzerland Profession: Industrial …


Interview: Jessica Hische – Don't Fear the Creativity

Interview: Jessica Hische – Don’t Fear the Creativity

PROFILE
 Name: Jessica Hische Place of residence: Brooklyn, New York, USA Age: 27 Profession: Illustrator, Designer "If I were a real German I would pronounce it “Hish-ah” (first syllable emphasized), but since I’m American and we have our own way of pronouncing foreign words it’s pronounced “Hish” (just like “fish” but with an H)," explains …

Interview: Eanna Freeney - Passionate About Urban Photography

Interview: Eanna Freeney – Passionate About Urban Photography

Eanna Freeney is a Irish photographer based in London, UK. He's also the founder of The Velvet Cell publishing house, an independent publisher of limited edition photography books. The Velvet Cell Books was established to give a platform to similar photographers who are passionate about urban photography. It was founded in 2010 and ran for …

Interview: Sandy Saffeels – Shop Owner and Film Editor

Interview: Sandy Saffeels – Shop Owner and Film Editor

PROFILE Name: Sandy Saffeels Place of residence: Munich, Germany Age: 46 Profession: Shop Owner (Saffeels) and Film Editor Food: Lunch @ Embassy of Dreams Transportation: Whatever is appropriate Sandy Saffeels, half American half German, mother of two grown up daughters, is well known in the Munich and German film industry, where she worked for the …


Interview: Rui Camilo - Over the Islands of Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe

Interview: Rui Camilo – Over the Islands of Africa, São Tomé and Príncipe

Where to start with an all-rounder like Rui Camilo? I got to know and appreciate Rui quite some time ago through my editorial activities at a marketing fair in Munich. Back then Camilo was co-founder of the photo agency Deepol, which he later sold to Plainpicture. We started chatting straight away and a bit later …

Interview: Meghan Martens - the Outerwear Wizzard

Interview: Meghan Martens – the Outerwear Wizzard

What's important to design Snowboard Outerwear? How does different fabrics work together and what are the colors for winter 2011/12? Why is it important to stay dry, while you´re out in snowy regions? No clue? O.k. perfect. We had the chance to ask the "Outerwear Wizzard" Meghan Martens some questions. Before Meghan starts following her …

Interview: Nido Campolongo - Sustainable Practices in Design

Interview: Nido Campolongo – Sustainable Practices in Design

"Nido Campolongo, who originally worked as a typographer with his father in São Paulo, is a graphic and product designer as well as a plastic artist. He uses paper, cardboard and their derivatives to construct his objects witch evolve from graphic pieces, into usual pieces and furniture. Campolongo recycles the industrial waste and cellulose by-products …


Interview: Erica McDonald – Perception of Photography

Interview: Erica McDonald – Perception of Photography

I enjoy the work of photographers who seem to be able to create their own universe through their photos. I get that sense while looking at the work of Erica McDonald. McDonald began working in the field of photography under the tutelage of esteemed photo dealer Joe Folberg at Vision Gallery in San Francisco, a …

Interview: Guillaume Le Guillou - Big Mountain Action Sport Photography

Interview: Guillaume Le Guillou – Big Mountain Action Sport Photography

Guillaume Le Guillou is a La Grave-based – european freeride eldorado in France – photographer and he is sharing some big mountain action sport photography thoughts in the following with us. Le Guillou is studied architecture and after his exam he's been running the web agency abstrakt graphics. After selling it he now spends more …

Interview: Stefan Trifan - Designer

Interview: Stefan Trifan – Designer

Bucharest-based Designer Stefan Trifan is the creative director and owner at SilkEight Concept. Trifan has worked with some of the leading multimedia and design companies in Romania. He foresees himself in the future in directing and managing more projects and gaining new experience and techniques to propel himself higher in the new media design & …