Designer Interview: Peter Jaworowski of Ars Thanea

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Fuel Your Creativity recently spoke to Peter Jaworowski, a designer from Poland who is the Executive Creative Director and Partner at Ars Thanea (check out their blog) to get a feel for his influences and practices as a designer. Ars Thanea works with a raft of really cool clients, including Disney and game publisher Ubisoft. You can follow Peter and Ars Thanea on Twitter and Behance.

What is the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

We are working on a few very cool projects at once. One of them is a campaign for Discovery Channel Poland where we (Ars Thanea) are responsible for creative and production. We are aiming for very rich visual experience using mixed media and those kind of projects are always fun.

What designer has influenced you the most?

Robert Lindstrom, the founder of Designchapel and co-founder of North Kingdom.

A visual created by Ars Thanea and Nomadic Agency as part of an interactive board game.

A visual created by Ars Thanea and Nomadic Agency as part of an interactive board game.

Where are you based?

Warsaw, Poland.

What books are you reading now?

Eduardo Porter’s The Price of Everything and Mario Puzo’s Omerta.

Do you prefer print or ebooks?

Print.

What kind of phone do you use?

An iPhone and a Nokia E6.

Poster created by Ars Thanea to promote FITC Amsterdam 2012.

Poster created by Ars Thanea to promote FITC Amsterdam 2012.

Mac or PC?

Mac.

What are your favorite design books?

Alex Torchut’s More is More and Stefan Sagmeister’s Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far.

What are your favorite design blogs?

Co.Design, The Fox Is Black, It’s Nice That, FormFiftyFive and Fubiz.

20 seminal Internet events from the year illustrated by Ars Thanea and Syzygy UK.

20 seminal Internet events from the year illustrated by Ars Thanea and Syzygy UK.

What keeps you focused when you’re designing?

I couldn’t live without a pair of good headphones and music that plays around the clock. Of course, in an ideal world, it would be amazing to turn off the phone — unfortunately it can’t happen in most cases.

What apps do you most?

On my iPhone, iMDB and Awesome Note. On my Mac, Photoshop, Keynote and Numbers.

What’s in your office setup?

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Our office is a full, huge three-floor house building in the center of a beautiful and green area of Warsaw. The working space is more of a standard one, but the surroundings of our office and neighborhood makes all the difference. Quiet and peaceful, especially in the summer with excellent work conditions in the garden. Perfect for brainstorming. Additionally, we have a sauna and gym which helps to blow off some steam!

 

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