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Eve Whillier

Eve Whillier

Visual Experience Designer
Qmate since 2018-ish

How do you stay sharp?

In the middle of a particularly difficult semester in university, a professor of mine encouraged me to visit the university library and read about subjects that weren’t graphic design, like architecture, biology, and industrial design. Ever since then, in addition to seeking inspiration and new skills in graphic design, I’ve pursued many other subjects to grow my knowledge as a whole so that I can approach problems from different perspectives. Currently I am studying to obtain a Master’s of Science in Biomimicry, a discipline that looks to the natural world to inspire sustainable design solutions.

Would you rather go into outer space or to the depths of the ocean? Why?

I love outer space. I’m a Trekkie at heart. However, the likelihood of observing life forms in space is quite low, not to mention the amount of time it would take to get anywhere of value. Therefore, I’d rather go into the depths of the ocean. There are still parts of the oceans on this planet that humans have yet to explore, with life forms and ecosystems still to be discovered. The natural strategies we could learn from these discoveries would be immensely beneficial to humans—not to mention super-cool.

What is the last book you read and would you recommend it?

The book series I’m currently reading—or, more accurately, listening to, for maybe the fourth or fifth time—is the Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay. Most authors use words to write a story, but Guy Gavriel Kay shapes, molds and precisely orders words with such care to weave a fantastical tale. In short, yes, I’d definitely recommend it.