You might recognize the works of these graphic designers from last week. Their works are as different as can be, and we wanted to hear more about their work process as well as their projects that were featured in an inspiring article on typography last week.

With a few simple questions, we uncovered the work process of each one of these talented graphic designers, their design process steps, the making of a creative brief, as well as chatted about their work, creative process and got a few personal tips that might help you with your beginner graphic design projects!

How would you describe your approach to design?

Andrei Lacatusu

“I would describe it as spontaneous. Because I like to rely on ideas that suddenly come to my mind, ideas that have the necessary power to provide a strong concept. This is my, let’s say, ideal approach, and this sort of approach makes me happy while working. It is the case also with my project, Social Decay.”

Brad Flaherty

“The way I start off is much like any other designer. I sketch my designs first. Over the years I have adopted the philosophy that my initial ideas will be bad, cliché or expected. You’re not always going to go with your first design so I continue the process and try to figure out what is the simplest and most clever way to communicate the message visually. Every logo, ad or lettering has a story and it’s my job — and the job of all designers — to make sure that the story is told in the best way possible. After I go through my sketches, I mark the ones that I think have the most potential then I take them over to the computer. That is where you can refine the concept and see it start to take shape.”

Travis Stewart

“To make a long answer short, my approach is to trust my instincts and put pencil to paper. My terrible ideas are inevitable, so it really helps to get them right out. After the brief period of insecurity that follows, I get back on track. I’ve been drawing since I was a kid, so I think with pencil and paper is where I’m most comfortable to work through my thoughts and find the details in a design that I find interesting and enjoy.”