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.

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#5 Favorite period of history?

1980s

 

#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.

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#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.

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#12 What makes you happy?

Happiness.

 

#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?

Picasso, Cubism

 

#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."

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#17 Color of the car you drive?

Black

 

#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.