Often times inspiration comes from art and design work. Other times you may need get going by reading how others do it and how they became a success story. Interviews are a great way to get insight into a person, or in this case a web designer. I’ve found 15 really inspirational interviews that you can learn and get motivated from.
1. Interview with Chris Spooner of Spooner Graphics and Line 25
Chris is very much an active member of the design community with his sites, Spooner Graphics and Line 25. In this interview Spooner talks about his average day, writing high-quality articles consistently, and how he redesigned his blog to give it a more personal feel for his audience.
2. Interview with Fabio Sasso of Abduzeedo
Fabio has grown his design blog, Aduzeedo, into one of, if not, the best blogs in the community. In this interview, Sasso talks about his background, starting out on his site, ideas for posts, his crazy schedule and his future endeavors.
3. Interview with Nick Roach of Elegant Themes
Nick owns and operates the highly successful premium WordPress theme site, Elegant Themes. I personally recommend his themes very often to my clients. In this interview Nick talks about his background, advice for up and coming designers, how he gets his inspiration and his strategy and time management in regards to his site.
4. Interview with Jad Limcaco of Design Informer
Jad is the hard working and very talented designer behind Design Informer. In this interview Limcaco talks about his keys to success, his inspiration, managing his busy work schedule, a view of his simple workspace and his upcoming projects.
5. Interview with Nik La of N.Design Studio
Nik La is the creative mastermind behind the following successful sites: N.Design Studio, Web Designer Wall, Best Web Gallery and Icon Dock. In this interview, Nik talks about his self-taught skills, how his skills has evolved, preferred design tools, his inspiration and his most interesting project.
6. Interview with David Leggett of Tutorial 9
David is the founder and owner of Tutorial 9, a popular design blog with excellent content and tutorials. The 20 year old blogger and designer talks about his background, how his site came about, other project he’s involved in, balancing his time, his dream project and his traveling companion , the Blackberry.
7. Interview with Jacob Cass of Just Creative Design
Jacob is a very influential designer and owner of Just Creative Design, a website about logo and web design. In this interview he talks about how he came up with the name of his site, designing logos, how Twitter impacts his blog, traveling and his future plans.
8. Interview with Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks
An expert in the field of CSS, JQuery and WordPress, Chris has established himself as one of the premier designers who gives back to the community with his site CSS-Tricks. In this interview Coyier gives us insight into his background, the potential of blogging, speaking gigs, ideas for his content and upcoming projects.
9. Interview with Michael Martin of Pro Blog Design
Michael is the man behind PBD where he dishes out great content on design and WordPress. In this interview he speaks about what draws his readers to his blog, sites he has previously designed, the use of Twitter, and his design process.
10. Interview with Kyle Bragger of Forrst
Kyle is the founder of Forrst, a place for designers and developers to share their designs, codes and links. Bragger talks about his motivation behind his invite-only site, his daily routine, his registration strategy, new features and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
11. Interview with Jacob Gube of Six Revisions
Jacob is the fantastic web developer and designer and owner of the popular blog Six Revisions. In this interview Jacob shares how he got started, his typical day, his love for coffee, shows off his workstation and tools he can’t live without.
12. Interview with Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine
Vitaly is the maintainer of Smashing Magazine, a very popular online design magazine. He gives us a brief overview of SM, impact of being on Digg, inspiration behind the content, content being the key to his success and his thoughts on design trends.
13. Interview with Veerle Pieters of Douh!
Veerle is a very talented designer who shares her expertise on her blog Duoh! She talks about her schooling, what computer she is operating with, a walk-through of her creative process, her choice behind Illustrator, advice for designing logos and her advice for aspiring designers.
14. Interview with Collis Ta’eed of Envato
Envato is a very successful network of sites for designers and developers. Collis has grown his company from one single site to over 20 sites! In this detailed interview Ta’eed shares his startups, hour he worked starting out, motivation behind his sites, company motto, his competitors and resources he uses.
15. Interview with the Best Design Blogs To Look Out For in 2010
Creative Nerds put together a great collection of interviews with designs blogs that were started in 2009 but are making a great impact in 2010.