fabioSASSO: how do you come up with those amazing ideas and effects? tips on how to create those effects?
justinMALLER:my creative process changes from piece to piece. sometimes i will know exactly what look and effect i want to achieve before i even open photoshop; other times i just experiment and let the ideas come to me. i think the main reason the effects i produce are somewhat unusual is that i am constantly trying to find new aesthetics and create pieces with different feels. repetition is a good way to perfect a craft, but ultimately it gets boring, and without meaning to i seek different creative pastures. there are no tips on how to do this really; sit, play, experiment. enjoy what you do, or else don’t bother.
fS: who are the designers you like and inspire you? and the sites you visit to get inspiration, i’d really like to know 😉
jM: being the creative director of the depthcore.com collective provides me with all the inspiration one man can handle. a lot of people check portals and blogs daily to get fresh doses of inspiration; i just talk with my friends and watch the packs develop. it’s honestly all i need; these guys are just amazing. for the sake of giving you a link or two to post, theo aartsma from sumeco.net just updated, and his work blows my mind. jerico from www.jericosantander.com is another guy whose work is just bafflingly amazing, as is david fuhrer of microbot.ch and pawel nolbert from hellocolor.com. all these guys call dc home though, so as i said, there’s no other place out there for me!