We ask the world’s top designers and illustrators to answer 13 questions and create a visual response to one of their choice.
Leesh Adamerovich is an artist based in Brooklyn. We’re longtime lovers of her unusual style of pencil work, influenced by American primitive art; historical period dramas; the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s; and Precisionism. Follow her on Instagram @blobby_baby.
Describe what you do in four words or less: Daydream.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist? I’m still trying to find out.
If you weren’t a designer, you’d be: A musician, had I any musical talent. But since I don’t I think I’d do something far from computers, like gardening or working with animals.
The typeface you love/hate/love to hate: I’m far too indecisive, but I’ve always loved Cooper Black and probably always will. I really like finding a chance to use ugly/tacky/cheesy typefaces when I can. Any typeface can be interesting or horrifying depending on how it’s used.
Your dream design (or redesign) project is: More album art; I really enjoy music-related projects. And someday I think it’d be cool to design a line of furniture and objects.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received (and who said it)? “Say yes to whatever comes your way and then figure out how to do it later. Eventually the right stuff will find you.” —a high school alumni who came back to talk to my film class
The quality in others you most admire is: The ability to be oneself.
You’re secretly really good at: Being stubborn and getting caught up in my own head.
The biggest design cliché right now is: Boxes/frames with a grid of type and some tropical foliage in the background (though I’ve done this too!).
What keeps you awake at night? Kitty (my cat).
What contribution will you make to the creative community in the next 10 years? Let’s just hope I don’t make anything too embarrassing in that window. Actually, I hope to be making larger sculptural work in 10 years. That sounds exciting.
What question are you dying to answer that we haven’t asked? “Do I think Felicity made the right choice choosing Ben instead of Noel in the end?”
What’s the answer? Yeah, Ben is hot!