Questions for Erik Speikermann

General Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 What first got you interested in Typography and Graphic Design and how old were you? How did you decide that Design was the career path for you? Who were your influences and idols when you started designing and are they still the same? Can you remember you first official design job? You blog, tweet, have facebook (yes we are friends), run fontshop and two design studios, as well as other various design related activities, how do you manage your time? I sometimes look back at my old work and think to myself “Oh God, what was I thinking? I can do so much better now!” Do you sometimes feel the same way about certain projects? I understand that you have to travel a lot since you have clients world wide, do you find that face to face contact is more effective than indirect or over the net contact? What are some of you favorites pass times outside of typography and design? What do you love as well as hate most about owning your own business? What would you consider a good client and a bad one? What do you look for in potential employees? As a student in an intensive design program, I am generally stuck working on four to seven projects simultaneously, generally how many projects do you tackle at one time? Are there any quotes or proverbs that you live by? Any advice for a graduating design student? Questions About a specific project: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Who triggered you to start that book project? Who was your target audience? How many copies were published? What were you hoping to achieve by publishing this book? Were you satisfied with the end result? You partnered up with E.M Ginger to write this book, what were some of your main tasks (did you cover more the design aspect while she did the writing or vice versa)? Did you have any disagreements during the process? Are there any specific reasons why you chose this particular layout for the book (visuals on left page and text on right)? Is there anything that you would change about this book today (design or information)?

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