Liam Cobb, Nexus illustration
We ask the world’s top designers and illustrators to answer 13 questions and show us a visual response to one of their choices.


Liam Cobb is a man economical with words, but generous with brilliant imagery. His comic works are characterized by superb draftsmanship and deft use of color and tone, skills likely honed by his background in processes like Risograph, in which painstaking color-separation is par for the course.  Do yourself a favor and follow the lad on Instagram @_liamcobb_.

Describe what you do in four words or less: I draw pictures.

When did you know you wanted to be a designer?

If you weren’t a designer, you’d be: Nomad.

The typeface you love/hate/love to hate: Love anything good/hate anything bad/love to hate things that are so bad they’re good.

Your dream design (or redesign) project is: My house.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received (and who said it)? I really can’t think of anything specific. My parents are both artists so they’ve set a good example for me over the years.

The quality in others you most admire is: Being popular, ashamedly.

You’re secretly really good at: Baking banana bread.

The biggest design cliche right now is: I’m not sure, irony?

What keeps you awake at night? Lack of exercise during the day.

What contribution will you make to design/the creative community in the next 10 years? Lots more cool comics!

What question are you dying to answer that we haven’t asked? What project have you just finished?

What’s the answer? Well, it’s a new comic called The Inspector about an inspector traveling around the world, awarding restaurants Michelin stars.