Learn to be a better designer from over 70 Global creatives

We’ve been interviewing your favourite designers to learn how they started, how they grow and what makes them succesful

Joel Kelly

Joel Kelly

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? From a very young age, I have been doodling on scraps of paper, and in academia, it was my school work. I seemed to always be drawn to visual elements and wanting to improve on the concept. It wasn’t until 1997 that...

James Martin

James Martin

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? That's a very good question and one I still don’t really know to this day. I have always been creative and “arty” and ended up “falling into” graphic design in all honesty. I went to college and did an Art...

Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin

1. When did you realize you wanted to be a designer? It was right out of high school. I didn't really even know what a graphic designer was, but I knew I wanted to be into art. It goes all the way back to skateboarding. We were making our own grip tape graphics, our...

Gyor Moore

Gyor Moore

1. When did you realize you wanted to be a designer? My parents often tell me that when I was a kid I was always drawing. Mostly comic characters, and I would create stories around them. I think this was the first hint of me being into design and storytelling. It was...

Matthew Encina

Matthew Encina

1. When did you realize you wanted to be a designer? When I was 5 years old, in school, I played with Legos a lot. I loved building cars and spaceships, and was so particular about the forms I build and the bricks and colors I chose. When other kids tried to play with...

David Airey

David Airey

David Airey is a designer of enduring logos and visual identities. He runs an independent graphic design studio in Northern Ireland, collaborating with clients worldwide to grow their businesses through distinctive, meaningful, and emotive design. He’s also an author...

The podcast that successful designers listen to (while they work)

01 Why listen to This Design Life?

01 Why listen to This Design Life?

We've been waiting to launch a podcast all about design for a long time now. Loads of things have got in the way, but now is the time... Here's what you can expect from This Design Life, what we'll be covering and what our mission is.