Whoohoo. It made my day a lot of better when i heard that Pawl Nolbert from hello color is willing to do an interview. He's one of my favourite graphic designer. You'll love his stuff.

For more of his work you have check out his design studio hellocolor

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide Abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer?

I didn't choose, nor plan to be a designer / artist. It just happened as I started spreading my interests of the things that are the parts of designer's life and work. Anyway, if I had to pick a point where it all started, it was the day when I first installed a "professional" graphic software. It was PaintShop Pro (version 5 if I remember right) and it was ages ago... I created my first wallpaper in it and I must say, I loved playing with it. Shortly after that I picked up a copy of Photoshop and that was the point where the "avalanche" started...

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

2. Your work is pretty unique. You use a lot of creativity in it for example the "MacDonalds Wallpapers" . Where does your inspiration come from?

The Mc Donald's Wallpapers were a client work, where there often is a predefined path that I have to follow, however in that job I was lucky to have pretty much of a freestyle so I used it to create 5 different concepts within one visual scheme. In fact, my inspiration come from everything and it usually comes in the least expected moments and that's so great about it.

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

3. You sure have your own way to do a job. How does your typical workflow look like?

My typical workflow is a blank sheet of paper, pencil, my Mac, and my head. Some decent beat / riff playin in the background is necessary too.

4. What are your tools of work? Do you use special software and hardware?

I won't be especially original here, I basically occupy Photoshop and it's the main tool that I use everyday, no matter what the job is. Beside Photoshop, I am a lot into Flash, Illustrator and sometimes 3d packages like 3ds Max or so. In the hardware part I should mention my Wacom Intuos tablet that I can't work without.

5. What is the best part of being a designer?

For me the best part is the fact that I do what I love and I make money from that by the way..

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

6. How does your job influenced your life? Do you see things differently?

Actually it is a mutual influence. Both my life and my job have an influence on each other, but if it comes to my job it certainly does have an impact on what my life looks like, especially in certain aspects. The main thing is that the designer's job takes a huge amount of time, no matter if you freelance or work full time and that narrows my view to my desk and 4 walls around... On the other hand, it changed my perception in a way where I see more than I saw before. I try to see more inspiring details in everyday life on the street or so. Everything out there has it's own meaning if you look at it from the right perspective.

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

7. What are you 5 favourite sites in the web?

1. google.com

2. (a lot of blogs).wordpress.com

3. cpluv.com

4. behance.net

5. delicious.com

8. Thank you very much for this nice interview. Do you have any tips for upcoming designer?

Thanks for the interview too, it was a pleasure :] My only tips for now are: follow your own way and be demanding to yourself in everything you do.

Cheers, Pawel

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

Interview: Pawel Nolbert - hello color

For more of his work you have check out his design studio hellocolor

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