What do you listen to while you work? Rock, alternative, blues, jazz, hip hop, and TED Talks.
How do you listen? Headphones or Bose SoundDock.
Does music influence your work? Absolutely—in particular, a poster I designed for the Society of Design promoting the visit of designer Armin Vit. I designed it while listening to “Mad Flava” by Fatboy Slim and made that claim on the poster itself.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste? In addition to tagging everything I hear and like with Shazam, I frequently visit BASE, Stereogum, KEXP Seattle, WTMD Baltimore, and Pitchfork. My music taste is a reflection of the previously mentioned, as well as many live concerts and my friends.
If your work was a song, what would it be? “Will Do” by TV On The Radio.
- Amsterdam, PB&J
- Vicious, Lou Reed
- Polite Dance, The Bird & The Bee
- Bankrobber, The Clash
- Low Rider, WAR
- Two Against One (featuring Jack White), Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
- Rhinestone Eyes, The Gorillaz
- One Love, Massive Attack
- House of Cards, Radiohead
- The Ghost Inside, Broken Bells
- The Seed (2.0), The Roots
- Ruby Soho, Rancid
Photos: Greg Bennett