Ten Questions 012 – Alex Trochut

February 22nd, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

For the latest installment of our Ten Questions series we got in touch with Barcelona based Alex Trochut. An illustrator and designer who’s elaborate ‘more is more’ style has gained him a huge amount of attention and a great client list. Having worked with the likes of Adidas, MTV, Coca-Cola, British Airways, The Guardian, Converse and Nike amongst others, Alex has created a look of his own, fusing beautiful typography with fluid, intricate illustrations. His work has gained him a great reputation in the design industry and a number of imitators have emerged in his wake – none of whom can keep up with his constantly evolving style. With numerous personal projects and a recent foray into collaborative 3D sculptural work, Alex certainly keeps himself busy.

He was generous enough to take some time out to tackle our questions. See below to read what he had to say and check out some of his work.

1. How do you describe what you do?
Design and illustration.

2. What made you want to do what you do?
The need to express myself.

3. How would you describe your workplace?
It’s an open workspace with different companies working on it, right now there are 5 different companies; Dvein, Super Expresso, Physalia and Vando.

4. What is your favourite colour?

I don’t have one, I like to change from one to another, but I’m more into warm colors.

5. Who is your favourite artist or writer?
I’ve been impressed by the work of Miquel Barceló lately, and have always loved Kaws, Dalí, Escher, Vasarely,…

6. What was your previous job?
My previous project was a collab for V Magazine

7. Do you work within a team? If so, how many people do you work with?

I work alone, somehow my demands are not so much about producing a big amount of work, so I don’t need a team to have more muscle to produce lots of things out of one project. I see myself a bit like a digital craftsman, I can work with a team when the project requires so, but most of the time the task is so specific that it’s just a one person job.

8. Do you listen to music whilst working? If so, what do you listen to?
I’m really fond of the sounds of Four Tet, James Holden, Acid Pauli

9. Who inspires you to do what you’re doing?
Many people, can’t name them all.

10. Which advice has helped you the most?
Things change and evolve, don’t stick to anything, good or bad everything will be transformed into something else.

Huge thanks to Alex for taking the time to respond. You can check out more if his work on his site and on his Behance portfolio, follow him on Facebook and purchase some prints in his online shop.

You can also check out the rest of the Ten Questions series here, we’ve spoken to some very interesting folks since we started the series so there’s plenty to get stuck into.

As always, thankyou to you guys for reading, we’ll be back soon with more of the same.


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