3×3 with Quentin Regos.

May 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

Quentin is: a designer, a contributor to Daily Design Idea, and a Maven.

What do you design?
I’ve spread myself pretty thin doing a variety of projects over the past 9 years. My best summary is that I art direct entertainment and cultural experiences. I’d like to avoid talking about specific products like a logo, poster, album cover, visual identity, band performance, web site widget. I’d much rather tell you about the users, viewers, packed audiences, and their smiles, laughs, full tummies, hookups, non-stop headbangs. That’s really what I’m designing when I work.

Jellybean Fiasco plays at Webster Hall Studio, April 1 2010
Music Management, Concert, Entertainment Industry (Rock Music)

How do you design?
My focus is on observations and processes. It is human nature to respond to our needs; it is the designer’s job to be solving for those needs before you even know you have them. It’s not that designers have to be all knowing, but they need to be aware of what’s organically happening. Rather than retroactively posing an idea to the problem, a good designer sees it all coming. The problem should only be one factor in dictating the final solution.

Midtown Comics: Krash!
Art Director, Outdoor Advertising, Entertainment Industry (Comics)

Why do you design?
I can’t help myself. I’m the guy that has friends from everywhere, from the jocks to the nerds, from restaurateurs to touring hard rock heavy metal bands, and so on. I design through and for my relationships and enjoy connecting others with new information. I’m someone that Malcom Gladwell would call a Maven. In the Tipping Point, Gladwell quotes Mark Alpert as saying, “A Maven is someone who wants to solve other people’s problems, generally by solving his own.”

Quentin at a picnic with friends at Fort Greene Park, Labor Day Weekend 2009
Photo by Maritsa Patrinos

May 14’s daily design idea is be more like Quentin: share and trade what you know.

Find Quentin at QuentinRegos.com.
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  • 1. The terrific two’s. « Daily Design Idea  |  November 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    […] been implemented here on the blog as well as on Twitter and Facebook, was designed by our very own Quentin Regos. After a round of to-the-point, super helpful (both for me and for Quentin), and sometimes […]


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