Confessions of a Design Geek

’I was in love with loving’, admitted Saint Augustine, in his Confessions.


Tackling more aesthetic confessions  is Katie Treggidan, the lady behind the Confessions of a Design Geek blog. Following her site’s success, she’s worked her little blogging socks off to draw together a series of design  interviews, exploring the thoughts and inspirations behind a range of disciplines including graphic, furniture and product design.

you know more than you think you do
plenty more fish in the sea

The book has been designed by Falmouth-based consultancy Venn Creative. Simply entitled Interviews, it contains conversations with such design heavyweights as Anthony Burrill, Wim Crouwel, John Makepeace and s Javier Mariscal; with a foreword by William Shaw, web editor of London Design Festival. The book also features interviews with recent design graduates.

you know more than you think you do
you know more than you think you do

Things we’ve learnt:

-Anthony Burrill prefers crunchy peanut butter to smooth. He also thinks his Matika drill would come in very handy on a desert island for raft building purposes.

-Helen Lang has a dog called Des, and finds the colour orange ‘really problematic’

-Joanna Boyle, on the other hand, loves orange and thinks students should have fun

-Michael C Place loves fish and chips and used to be terrified of Daleks

 -Javier Mariscal could be inspired by a fridge or a tomato


The book is available from, priced £10. 50p from the sale of every copy will be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.

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  • Danielle Richards November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I love Helen Lang’s work! Very beautiful nice to see you mention her here! X

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