A few questions for Mike McQuade

We continue our series of chats with the talented designers we're fortunate to work with on our guides, with this insight into the mind of Mike McQuade. A resident of Chicago, it was Mike who made the Windy City more lovely than ever in Hello Chicago and more recently he brought his magic to The William Brown Project Around Town: New York City

What is your favourite journey?

Tell us your three favorite places? 
Rome, Chicago and my studio which is also my home.

Where would you most like to live?
In the middle of the countryside with a house attached to a barn converted into a print/design/art studio.

Who are your design heroes? 
Right now? House Industries, Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard.

Worst Advice you've ever received? 
"Don't give this project 100%, we just need to get it done."

Worst Advice ever given?
"Go with your gut" (not for everyone).

What's your least favourite smell?
Burning incense.

What would you never do again?
Judge something/someone before knowing.

You can keep up with Mike's amazing output by visiting his website.

Posted in Illustration, Meet the designers, Mike McQuade

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