This year we got to sit down (and Skype down) with some incredible creatives. We were interested in not only what these people do, but what their thinking process is and how they gained their current positions. Here's a rundown of our favorite interviews from this year on these topics and more.
The story of how the successful industrial designer climbed multiple ladders to wind up principal of his own design firm. "Sometimes young students talk to me about making like a five-year plan, and I would say "Fuck that, make a 20-year plan."
Ward may be one of the most obsessive and perfectionist designers we've ever met. He's also a polymath who's just as comfortable with engineering as with design. In Part 1 of our chat with him, he tells us how and why Ward does what he does, what makes Icon viable, how digital tools and CAD figure into his process and more.
Author, designer, furniture maker and researcher (among other things) Schwarz chats with us about inspiration, why some of the best solutions come from the past rather than the future, secrecy vs. openness, workbenches, people who have inspired him and more.