We’re excited to introduce you to Armin Vit. He’s presenting ‘Making Fun Things is Serious Business’ on April 28 at Central Library in Virginia Beach. We recently sat down with Armin to talk about his day-to-day work, getting stuff done away from the computer, and his aspirations to work outside.
There are still a few spots left for ‘Making Fun Things is Serious Business’, you won’t want to miss it—so register today!
Where: Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
If you weren’t a graphic designer, what would you be doing?
In the fantasy world in my head I would love to do stand-up comedy. I love watching comedians and I feel like if it’s something I could pursue I might be good at it. The more pragmatical answer would be that I would probably be writing fiction novels. As a more realistic alternative I wouldn’t mind working a garbage truck: you get to be outside, you get some exercise, you get to see the city; no pressures, no deadline, no bullshit; just putting garbage in a garbage truck.
What would you describe as the best part of your work day?
The first sip of coffee at exactly 5:20 am. I wake up at 5:00 to get the day started. The first 20 minutes are a bit of a groggy start while the coffee brews and I can do a quick check of email and Twitter. At 5:20 with the first sip of coffee it’s off to the races and get as much done as possible. Seize the day and shit.
What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?
The 2015 Brand New Conference materials, where we spray-painted over 1,500 program covers and 1,000 goodie bags. It was a great challenge that required a lot of planning, testing, and research. It was fun to rely on something else than the computer to get something done. Once we were spray-painting, it was brutal, and we were exhausted every day we did but it’s one of those things that you can laugh about looking back.
What do you hope people will take away from your presentation?
That nothing comes easy. Everything requires effort and commitment. Especially personal projects or side diversions. Without treating them with the same attention and commitment that most of us place on client work or our job’s demands, they linger and fail.
How can we follow your work and get in touch with you?
At the newly redesigned UnderConsideration.com! Which has the most devilishly condensed headline font ever. (Some people hate it, we love it). Other than that, we are on Twitter and Instagram as @ucllc and @arminvit. I would give you my phone number but I don’t like talking to humans that much.
Twitter: @ucllc and @ArminVit
Instagram: @ucllc and @ArminVit