Creators: Richard Turley
Richard Turley is the creative director at Bloomberg Businessweek. His design leadership has helped transform Businessweek into one of the best-looking magazines in the industry, including bold, memorable covers and interesting charts. Follow @bizweekdesign on Twitter or check out my profile on Turley for Business Insider earlier this year.
1) What have you been making lately?
Designing magazines. Worrying about magazines that haven’t been designed yet. Becoming anxious about our end-of-year issue. And feeling nervous about our other special issues we’re cooking up. [...] Then simultaneously thinking my life is far too hobby-free. Thinking maybe I should start drawing or painting again. Or taking more photographs. All of that thought is soundtracked by music made by a guy called Pat Jordache. Well, currently, that’s what’s in my ears as I type this and worry about all of this.
2) What’s your favorite and/or newest tool that you use for work?
Can I just say ‘the Internet’? I don’t use many tools. I use a computer. A pencil. I doodle a lot. But really the Internet is what makes my brain click. Whether it’s a new song someone links to, or a set of photos. A bit of type. An idea someone shares. Love stumbling blindly about in ‘the Internet’. I’m not one of those people who sets up feeds and alike, who organizes it into perfect little streams of content. I understand that in others, but I like the fact I can’t remember where anything is, it makes me search for it and then I find other stuff. I like the mess of the Internet. It reminds me of my desk.
3) What’s your favorite and/or newest tool that you use for fun?
I want a SodaStream. I dont have a SodaStream yet, but when I get one, it will be my favourite tool. A tool that makes water slightly more interesting.
4) What’s something great you’ve read lately?
The novel ‘There But For The’ by Ali Smith.
5) Who should I interview for this series?
There is a photographer who someone in my office just sent me a far too excited email about. She’s called Viviane Sassen. She has a way of taking pictures by only seeing shapes and sort of ignoring the content. I have no idea how you train your brain to do that, but after I’ve finished worrying about all the other things as listed above, I’m going to start worrying about how to retrain my brain to do that.