Interview with Ross Moody(@55His)
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Our second interview for this marvelous Monday is with the founder of 55 Hi's, Ross Moody. Ross is the mastermind behind this outstanding "online greetings collective." Ross turns out awesome products with some outstanding design work. Here is our interview.
How/why/when was 55 Hi's started?
55 Hi's started a little over 2 years ago as an all around creative outlet for me. I was working at an Advertising Agency and just generally hating it because of the lack of voice I had so I began to create my own ideas at night. 55 Hi's is just a snowball effect of this. I never planned it to become the stationery brand that it has. It's just a result of 2 years of doing what I love every day.
What does design mean to you?
This is a really tough question. I don't know where to begin because design encompasses so much. I personally use graphic design as a means of making people happy via paper products. That's basically my whole goal. To produce a smile or inspire. Which oddly enough is 55 Hi's tagline. Design. Inspire. Smile.
What does your workspace look like?
Total warzone. Mailers, Stamps, Labels, Cereal Bowls, Pencils, and iMac hidden in the middle of it.
When I say Google what's the first word that comes to mind and why?
Charlie Sheen. I have no idea why and I can't explain myself. Second word is Doberman. Which is odd cause I'm not particularly fond of Dobermans.
What can we expect from you in the future?
More cards! I have a stockpile of fun ideas I'm really excited to get started on in the new year.
In the immediate future we're releasing The 2013 Robot Calendar and The Ampersand Collection 2 this month!
Here is the desktop I designed for Ross.