Illustration by Nadine Redlich
We ask the world’s top designers and illustrators to answer 13 questions and create a visual response to one of their choice.


Düsseldorf-based illustrator (and holder of the self-appointed title “Head of Shoulders”) Nadine Redlich has gone quite a few steps further than most respondents to our Eye on Design Questionnaire: she has created an illustration for all but one of our 13 questions. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised—after all, Redlichs career is built on playful, silly, and surreal responses; and her knack of distilling often complex situations into a single visual gag never ceases to amaze us. Do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram @nadineredlich.

Describe what you do in four words or less: 

When did you know you wanted to be a designer?  

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

The typeface you love/hate/love to hate:  

Your dream design (or redesign) project is:  

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received (and who said it)?  

The quality in others you most admire is:  

You’re secretly really good at:  

The biggest design cliché right now is: 

What keeps you awake at night?  

What contribution will you make to the creative community in the next 10 years? 

What question are you dying to answer that we haven’t asked?  

What is your favorite emoji?

What’s the answer?