We ask the world’s top designers and illustrators to answer 13 questions and create a visual response to one of their choice.
Julian Faudt and Stefan Mückner are the founders of We Are Büro Büro (W.A.B.B.), a “creative studio for adorable misfits” based in Braunschweig and Hamburg, Germany. We’ve long admired the studio for its irreverent, playful, and colorful approach (and now, for its brevity). Do yourself a favor and follow the studio on Instagram @wearebuerobuero.
Describe what you do in four words or less: Design, art, illustration.
When did you know you wanted to be a designer? Until today we still don’t know.
If you weren’t a designer, you’d be: Unemployed.
The typeface you love/hate/love to hate: Zapfino is a complete nightmare.
Your dream design (or redesign) project is: Projects with nice people who dare to be different, who are willing to break new ground, and who show personality.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received (and who said it)? “You can have all the money in the world, but there’s one thing you will never have… a dinosaur.”—Homer Simpson
The quality in others you most admire is: Inner peace.
You’re secretly really good at: Housekeeping.
The biggest design cliché right now is: This.
What keeps you awake at night? Nothing at all.
What contribution will you make to the creative community in the next 10 years? Probably a couple of Instagram posts.
What question are you dying to answer that we haven’t asked? “ ”
What’s the answer? Empathy.