What makes a creative mind tick? And what does a creative's life look like on an A3 sheet of paper? In the web serie "From Sketch", the Berlin based Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur follows together with their partner "Interview Magazine" dynamic figures from the art scene as they work asking them to visualize and illustrate their projects and business models in a simple sketch commented in an interview.
Erik Spiekermann is one of the most known designer and typographer. After leaving university without a degree (in art history), he worked for different design offices in London and finally started his own design agency Metadesign in Berlin with Florian Fischer and Dieter Heil. Together with offices in London, San Franzisco and Zurich, Metadesign was responsible for Adobe, Apple, Audi and Volkswagen, as well as for the Berlin Transport Services BVG, and for the corporate identiy of the capital city. In 1990 Spiekermann founded together with his wife Joan and the British designer Neville Brody, the Fontfoundry Fontshop International. He established the FontFont Bibliothek Spiekermann where he published the well known fonts FF Meta, FF Unit, FF Info as well as many others. In 2000 Spiekermann left Metadesign and is today responsible for Bosch, Otto Bock and the ZDF with his office EdenSpiekermann in Berlin and Amsterdam. For From Sketch Erik Spiekermann draws his concept of a perfect communicative office.