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Meet the Team - Raphael

Raphael Maturine, Provisional RGD, Creative, Graphic & Web Designer

What’s your favourite part about your position at MM?

My favourite part about being a Graphic Designer is how diverse each task is. I love that I get to constantly be creative. No matter how small the task I often find myself eager to begin a new project.

List any of your creative Influences

Gold Box by Sarah Anne Johnson is one of my favourites, gold leaf has never looked better. Some of my other creative influences come from my favourite childhood cartoons and TV shows and my love for all things movies. My favourite movies are, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 & 2, Sucker Punch, Coraline, and ParaNorman.

Typeface and colours used most often?

Avenir, Courier New, and currently Orange and Pink

Any Design Tips?

Learn as much as you can about print and never forget to read your copy and Package, Outline and Batch your files because you will need to do it. Alternately, if you ever have a creative block, read a good design article, try out that one program you wish you knew more about. Learn about typography, have a tea.

How do you stay organized, and how does that help you solve design problems?

If your days start early like mine, try to exercise your mind as much as possible before noon.

From the moment you wake up to the minute you order you first or third coffee.

I clean my desk every night, and use a lot of washi tape, file folders and sketchbooks. I also make sure to Save, save as and save again. Nothing is more important than backing up your files.

Life tip:

If you ever need to a moment to recharge, take a break, go for a walk and look at the world around you from different perspectives. Most importantly wherever you go, learn as much as you can, find your passions. Be consistent in everything you do, and if you do what you love, the rest will be easy.

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