Currently Interactive Art Director at Apple in the Marketing Communications department. Previously, Creative Lead at Squarespace
I'm a California based designer and illustrator, working in interactive, print and environmental design for the past nine years. I'm currently an Interactive Art Director at Apple in the Marketing Communications department, focusing on Apple.com. Previously I was the Creative Lead at Squarespace, where I managed a team of amazing designers who helped shape and maintain the brand. While at Squarespace I lead the redesign of Squarespace.com during the launch of Version 6. Squarespace.com went on to win a 2013 Webby award and was listed as one of the 50 best tech sites of 2012 by Time Magazine.
10 questions for Davy Rudolph:
What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?
Just before I started designing I was working at my in-laws chemical company as a Shipping Coordinator. One day they said something about updating their logo and I offered to give it a shot. I was hooked from then on.
Where do you turn for inspiration?
Lots of different things inspire me. When I first moved to New York I was really inspired by the beautiful art deco pieces that adorned many of the buildings downtown. You could definitely see that in some of my early work. But I'm not always moved by what I see. Sometimes I can be inspired by giving myself limitations. Seeking solutions around those limits can lead to breakthroughs you wouldn't have encountered any other way.
Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?
Wow. Might be too many to name.
Fuzzco, Gin Lane, JaegerSloan, Eight Hour Day, Invisible Creature, Billy Sweeney, Stephen Parker, Tyler Thompson, Dan Christoffersen, Chance Graham, Yen Lai, Justin Arnold, Randy Pikul, Mark Weaver, Brett Lareau, Britt Nelson, Mar Cubillos, Ed National, Tim Boelaars, Eric Mortonsen, Danny Jones, Jeremiah Shaw, Kory Westerhold, Jason James, Sang Han, Daniel Howells, Jack Hughes, Mike McQuade, Giel Cobben, Trevor Rogers, Trevor Basset, Michael Sevilla.
Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?
Team Mac ;)
Is your city a good place for designers?
Absolutely. Design rules in the valley.
Which technologies are you excited about?
Wearables are pretty exciting. However, I think the first five years are gonna suck until we can shrink down the tech.
How many hours do you work each week?
I try really hard to maintain a good balance. I’d say I'm around 40-50 hours a week.
Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.
Yes, I'm constantly listening to music. My playlist right now would be:
1. José Gonzalez – Step Out
2. This Will Destroy You – Their Celebrations
3. You Blew It! –
4. Appleseed Cast - Middle States
5. Junip - Line of Fire
6. into it. over it - Your Antique Organ
7. Their / They're / There - Concession Speech Writer
8. Volcano Choir - Tiderays
9. Rogue Wave - Chicago x12
10. Caspian - Gone in Bloom and Bough
11. Punch Brothers - Soon or Never
12. Noah Gundersen - Day is Gone
What is your favorite book?
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
What is your favorite sport?