Rubens Cantuni

Emmy awarded digital product designer from Italy.

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What would you do, if you weren't working as a designer?
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Tattoo artist
What design tool do you currently use?
What's your favorite band or artist to listen to while designing?
Honestly, too many to mention. From heavy metal to classic 70s rock to hip-hop golden age
Your favorite font? :-)
Futura (old school, I know)
Favorite book or movie (non-design related)
Really hard to pick just one. Let's say book: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, movie: Pulp Fiction
What's your favorite color in hex or RGBa? (gradients are allowed too)
What was your first real/paid design project and when did you make it?
I'm too old to remember
If you could write something on the loading screen of all design tools, so all designers can see it, what would it be?
Have you considered an alternative career?
Did you study design, or are you self taught? And how did that path influence your work style?
I studied industrial design. 80% useless to what I've been doing my entire career. The remaining useful 20% is that it introduced me to the design world at large and I met likeminded people. Basically, I'm self-taught on most of the things I know.
The biggest innovation in product design right now is...
Remote collaboration
With all the current experience, what would you tell yourself when you were just starting out?
Don't be stuck with a company for too long if you don't clearly see the path ahead.
What do you think is the biggest problem in the design industry right now and how can it be fixed?
The lack of integrity too many designers in Silicon Valley have. The ones working in some big tech companies are aware that their work in having a bad impact on a global scale, but they love their juicy salaries too much. I don't think there's a solution, honestly. Sadly, it's the human nature.