We had the pleasure of interviewing Aaron Bloom, a graphic designer based in Seattle, whose typography and screen prints blew us away!
How long have you been a graphic designer?
For a little over five years now.
Do your personal projects differ from your professional work? If yes, how so?
Yes, and no… Most of my professional work will always be about creative problem solving with a strategy behind it. My personal work is all about experimenting so it doesn’t really have to do anything, it can be more of a feeling, it definitely influences how I approach my “work work”. Ideally I’d like to blur the line between the two as much as possible.
What do you think are the most important elements to focus on, when creating a personal website?
Personality. This can be through your work or whatever but if you can show those internet surfers how you think and who you are it’ll be successful. I’ll always be trying to figure out how to put more of myself into my site, its an ongoing process thats for sure.
Describe your process when creating this website
I already had a behance account so it was a pretty smooth transition as far as the back end was concerned. The main thing for me was creating something that was consistent with other things I was doing visually.
What is your daily routine?
I try to change it up when I can, I’m currently doing freelance work so it lets me be a little flexible with my schedule which is nice! But I generally try to wake up early, get out of the apartment and work in a few different environments throughout the day.
What inspires you and keeps you motivated?
An awesome community of creative people! oh and the internet…
What creative project you’ve worked on are you most proud of?
In my spare time I’ve been working on a screen printing studio, its definitely nothing to be proud of yet but it’ll get there some day. Whenever that day comes it just might be the answer to this question.
What are some projects you hope to work on in the future?
Off the top of my head, I’d like to work on anything that has to do with music, space exploration, science break-throughs, pizza, beer, and friends.
Check out Aaron’s ProSite here.