Every day we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.
Occupation: Graphic designer
Hometown: Born in Taipei, but has lived up and down the East Coast
Studio location: Manhattan
Describe what you make: Studio Lin designs books, identities, websites, and exhibitions.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: A website for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, launched in 2016.
The problem your work solves: I wouldn’t call them “problems.” They are more like “opportunities.” We are given opportunities to communicate ideas and information through printed, digital, or physical spaces.
What you are working on now: Our team is working on eight different books, two websites, three identities, and an exhibition.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We are currently completing a publication featuring select projects from OMA’s New York office that were completed within the last ten years. It is launching in early 2018.
What you absolutely have to have in your studio: We must have NPR, music, and uninterrupted time to concentrate on projects.
What you do when you’re not working: I spend time with my family: Jessie, Julian, and Mom.
Sources of creative envy: Micah Lexier’s ideas, Peter Zumthor’s approach to clients, OK-RM’s books, and Ricardo Bofill’s office, La Fábrica.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Unnecessary meetings.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Dark or light? Dark.