Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, writer, speaker, and author, currently serving as the Creative Director of ClearScore, and the Co-editor and Creative Director of lifestyle magazine Lagom. Previously, he was the Creative Director of coffee roaster Colonna, the founder of typography magazine-turned-book 8 Faces, and the Creative Director of Typekit (now Adobe Fonts). He’s also an electronic musician, recording as Other Form and releasing on the Berlin-based label Unterwegs.

Interviewed in Blogorola magazine & Floobe

Posted on 24 November 2008

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When I was a nerdy teenager and dreamed of one day becoming a rock superstar, I – like most nerdy teenagers who dream of one day becoming rock superstars – whiled away hours imagining various ‘rock’ scenarios. One of those scenarios involved me getting interviewed by magazines. Something about people wanting to hear my thoughts on the world seemed extremely alluring, but it was so unlikely that I filed it away along with the rest of my teenage daydreams.

Web design’s a funny thing, however, because although my chosen vocation involves much less ROCK, it has somehow allowed me to travel the world and get interviewed on a semi-regular basis. Two interviews coincided quite recently and I thought now would be a good time to highlight them and give you some links, if you’re in need of some internet-flavoured distraction.

The first was for Blogorola magazine and took place a few weeks ago, when I was in Ljubljana, Slovenia (to speak at Spletne Urice). I was interviewed outside a very cool absinthe bar by Blogorola’s editor Simon Ručigaj, and Jernej Kelih has kindly managed to get the interview into English and publish it on Social Media Soup. Thanks Simon and Jernej… for the interview and the absinthe!

The second took place via email, which is much safer, let me tell you. Gavin Elliott interviewed me for his brand new, just-launched website Floobe, and apparently I’m the first of many interviewees. He said some very nice things about me, he asked some great questions, and he has a fantastic surname.

If you enjoy reading the interviews, please leave a comment below!

(Photo credit: Marta Lamovsek)

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