Today we’ve interviewed Patrik Svensson a graphic designer from Sweeden. His works are inspiring, minimal and unique, specially what moved me was the minimal movie poster designs that you can find below.
1) What is your full name and where exactly do you live?
My name is Patrik Svensson and I just moved to Stockholm, Sweden.
2) Please tell us about your background and what inspired you to become a graphic designer?
I never drew or anything like that as a kid, I am not one of those who
was “born with a pen in his hand”. However, I did a lot of
illustrations and graphics when I became a teenager. Then I had a ten
year long break when I did literally zero designs. I wrote a lot
during these years, though, and I always knew I was gonna work with
communication in one way or another.
3) What kind of satisfaction you get from your work?
It’s an incredible feeling when my stuff really reaches someone
without me having to explain it all. Sometimes someone sees things in
my work I didn’t know myself… It’s sort of the same feeling as when
you meet a stranger you can’t communicate with for some reason
(language problems etc), but still able to unite with in a smile or
4) What artists inspire you and why?
There are tons of great artists out there. I tend to prefer designers
who focus on an idea or concept rather than technical perfection.
5) How would you describe your daily workflow?
I spend more time thinking and trying out ideas in my head than
actually sit down by the computer. I always have a clear vision of
what I want to do before I start working on something. That said, it
sometimes ends up completely different than what I had in mind.
6) Give us a few characteristics necessary for every graphic designer.
I think it’s very individual. If I had to propose an advice it would
probably be to listen to yourself as much as to other people, even if
it’s your teacher. It is important to get feedback and listen to what
people have to say, but never loose faith even if people don’t like
what you do. If you believe in what you do, keep doing it.
7) Here is a tough one, what inspires you? Is there a specific
website that you browse? Do you go out for a walk?
I get inspired from the beauty of life in general, I think. Long,
sunny walks, a song that haunts me for weeks, seeing strangers smile
to themselves, memories (real or made-up), hanging out with friends
and laugh until my tummy hurts.