Mikel McCavana is a Brooklyn-based visual designer and musician. He currently works as a digital product designer at Moment in New York City. Before becoming a designer, he worked as a music journalist, recording studio assistant, and brand strategist. As a result of his varied creative pursuits and his background in literature and philosophy, Mikel maintains a multidisciplinary understanding of the creative process, as well a critical eye towards the intersection of design and culture.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Boston, and now live in Brooklyn.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Samwell Tarly – Game of Thrones
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I’ve played guitar for 17 years, and have played in bands for almost as long.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
“Born To Run,” Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Not fluent, but a bit of Spanish
I Heart Huckabees
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Habitat for Humanity
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Practicing with my punk band.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“Nice glasses, dude!”
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is perfectionism. Weakness is indecision.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Probably in grad school for something literature-related.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Don’t make. Allow.