QUESTION: What drew you to illustration/design? BONNY: I have always been fascinated by 3D illustrations on billboards. And I needed to know how these campaigns are being developed and wanted to work towards that as soon as possible. QUESTION: Do you have any formal design training? BONNY: No, I learned everything from the nerdy teenagers in YouTube tutorials. QUESTION: Where do you live? BONNY: In a Berlin suburb. That way I can quickly get to the surroundings by bike or motorcycle. QUESTION: Can you describe your studio for me? BONNY: It´s a small loft in a former factory building. With two computers and a deep window sill for thinking. QUESTION: Who or what is your biggest inspiration? BONNY: Excellent advertising, when you ask yourself what works better - the technical realisation or the actual idea. QUESTION: How do you get the best ideas? BONNY: By interacting with others. QUESTION: What technique do you use? BONNY: I work with Cinema 4D and Photoshop. QUESTION: Tell us about a favourite project you have recently completed. BONNY: I designed headphones recently. The result is not only a nice product illustration but also the 3D model for the production. I will receive a sample soon and I am proud of it. QUESTION: What would be your dream job/commission? BONNY: I have never illustrated a book- or magazine cover. QUESTION: Who are your illustration heroes? BONNY: Pixar, Greyscalegorilla, Chris Labrooy. QUESTION: Do you keep a sketch book? BONNY: Yes, I draw into the diary of „DIE ILLUSTRATOREN“. It´s very fancy. QUESTION: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? BONNY: A pretty good carpenter. QUESTION: Who would you like to meet? BONNY: The next client, to talk about the job details. QUESTION: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? BONNY: Towards November, 12th 1955. I would want to prohibit the Sports Almanach to get into the wrong hands. QUESTION: What kind of music do you listen to? BONNY: This is my playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/dj_klaus/playlist/3vBLyd4NUnA2u9S8Kq6tAe?si=qj3reR8FRSC4wTrMNhsAQw QUESTION: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? BONNY: To publish my Spotify link in the previous question. QUESTION: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? BONNY: Yes, sitting at a computer made of gold and diamonds. QUESTION: Do you collect anything? Yes, money. QUESTION: Do you have a favourite game? BONNY: Twister. The crazy game with lots of entanglement.
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