Meet Irene Pereyra from the famous design studio Anton & Irene
Today we launch a new section: interviews with top designers. The first interview is to Irene Pereyra from Anton & Irene. She is the first designer to be interviewed because Anton & Irene were the first designers of the week in uxdesigner.top. read it ant tell us: what do you think? Take a look on the final quick interview.
Describe a day in your life.
Luckily every day is different, and there really is no “typical” day as it changes from day to day. Sometimes we will be doing a photoshoot, sometimes we’re on-site with our client, sometimes we’re in the concepting phase of the project where we spend the entire day brainstorming together, and sometimes we are in the middle of the project and more heads down in the design work.
Typically we get in between 9:30am-10am and spend the first hour answering emails or responding to the developers. Then we spend a good couple of hours working at our desks on our own tasks, and then we take a break for lunch and eat somewhere outside where we discuss any pressing items regarding the administration or management of the studio, or discuss what project requests have come in and which we find interesting. Then depending on what we have slated for that day we wrap up around 6pm and go home.
Which are your favorite work tools? (physical & non physical)
My hands, Canson sketchbooks, copic markers, paper mate pens, Omnigraffle, Keynote, Google Docs
How do you see the role of the designer evolving in the future?
Not by much. The world has always had, and will always need, designers. The tools we use or the titles we may have might be different, but the underlying design work will remain the same.
Who are your most admired designers?
What are your latest readings? Tell us about them.
The book that recently impressed me the most was “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty. It’s super hilarious and the narration moves at a speed that is exhilarating.
What are the topics you are most interested in?
I have very many interests, but none of them are specific to a “technology” or a “trend”. I would love to make another interactive documentary. I would love to write a book. I would love to do an artist residency together with urban planners and architects to think about new solutions for physical spaces or living spaces. I would love to redesign the entire Air and Space museum in Washington DC. I would love to work with musicians to make music come alive in a digital and interactive way …
What piece of advice would you give to a Junior Designer:
If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.
Favorite Food: Ceviche
Favorite City: New York
Daily Transport: Bike
Favorite Marker brand: Copic
Smartphone model: iPhone