Editor's Note: This is one of a continuing series of interviews with notables in the creative industry. This week, we talk with Michael Clawson – Designer, photographer, author.
#1 What is your primary job title?
Chief Fish, Big Fish Creations
#2 Who or what inspires you?
Life, and learning new things
#3 What do you think about when alone in your car?
That I'm really driving a Lamborghini
#4 Share a life lesson you learned?
Always appreciate people you love. One day, you may lose them.
#5 Favorite period of history?
#6 What projects are you working on right now?
Branding and Economic Development
#7 Describe your personal style.
I prefer to go with the flow, being inspired by the moment. Yet in my mind, I usually see the solution to the creative problem.
#8 What tech tools do you use in your work?
Mostly Adobe products, mixed with Apple and third-party iOS apps
#9 When did you know you'd found your calling?
When I was in second grade, I wrote my first poem and later performed it in a talent contest. Creativity has been my calling ever since.
#10 What's your super power?
In times of stress, I can lift 100 tons of air.
#11 Peanut Butter: Creamy or Chunky?
Creamy Jif. Or is that Creamy Gif? Hmmmmm.
#12 What makes you happy?
#13 What do you do to relax?
Play music. Watch TV. Read. Oh, and sleep.
#14 Your place of birth?
Salt Lake City, Utah
#15 Favorite artist or art movement?
#16 Share a funny moment from your career?
During a job interview, my future boss reviewed my resume and said: "You know, you're not gonna get more money than me."
#17 Color of the car you drive?
#18 Any new skills you'd like to learn?
Underwater basket weaving. It's a life goal.
#19 How do you get your news?
80% internet, 20% TV
#20 Advice to other creatives?
Be humble, funny, and have a great sense of humor. Always accept criticism as a learning experience. Be open to change.