I used to be a design student


​Laurence King recently publishedI I Used to Be a Design Student: 50 Graphic Designers Then and Now. It features a short interview with Stefan about projects he had completed whilst studying, and a project the studio had completed more recently — there is also a shot of Stefan from 1984, sporting a ‘new wave’ inspired haircut.

From the publisher: This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about their student days and their professional lives. A piece of their college work is shown alongside an example of current work. Each designer also offers a key piece of advice and a warning, making this a must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design.

The book looks at the process a designer goes through in finding their ‘voice’. Topics addressed include how ideas are researched and developed; design and other cultural influences, then and now; positive and negative aspects of working as a designer; motivations for becoming a designer; and whether it’s really possible to teach design.