• Kat ☺, over 7 years ago

    Do you have a handful of designers that you consider idols, or that inspired you to become a designer? Are they current peers and contemporaries, or more design greats like Saul Bass or Eric Gill?

    Do you mind when people reply to your email newsletters? If you don't like it then uh... sorry about that.

    Respect you and your work very much and always love to see you around the design community. Keep it up.

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    • Tobias van Schneider, over 7 years ago

      Hi Katja

      Nice to see you here! Let's get right to your questions:

      1. Oddly enough I don't. I got into design mostly for practical reasons. I was an engineer and just wanted to make my interfaces more useable & better looking. At that time I did not know much about the design community.

      Along the way I remember I had a few hero that influenced & motivated me, most of them around the flash era. Robert Lindström from North Kingdom, 2Advanced, Tokyoplastic and so on. That was early 2000.

      Since then I mostly get motivated by other people outside of the design industry, ranging from Elon Musk to Tim Ferris or even people who are not alive anymore (: I'm inspired by makers, rebels and people who just get shit done. I love reading about business, psychology & art.

      1. I don't mind it at all! I even appreciate it and always try to get back to everyone as good as I can!

      Thanks for being awesome Katja! You keep it up as well!

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      • Kat ☺, over 7 years ago

        Awesome answer Tobias! It's vital to take inspiration and motivation from outside ones own field. It's a great way to innovate. And the desire to make something look and function better is a noble one - nice work.

        Enjoy the rest of the AMA.

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