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Maximillian Riley, freelance graphic designer and artist

Maximillian Riley, freelance graphic designer and artist

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

Maximillian Riley

Your current job : 

Freelance Graphic Designer and Graphic Artist. 

In which city are you located?

 It was Reykjavik but I moved 45 minutes outside the city to get more space and peace and quiet area, so now I work by the seaside with nothing between me and the Antartica!

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

 Imaginative and experimental!

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)

Adobe stuff, Photoshop, Illustrator, in-design, screen print, and good old pens & pencils.  

What does your office space look like?

 I have a small office for clean working, and a big studio which I share with another artist. 

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 

I listen to chilled stuff mostly when I work, stuff like gusgus Crystal castles, the xx,

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? Make lists then doodle over them 🙂

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Draw out ideas first quickly then you soon see if your ideas are going to go anywhere.

You’re better than your colleagues to : 

Attention to visual detail, and visual sequencing.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?

 Don’t eat anything bigger than your head!

What is your best tip for saving time ? 

Throw in all the element’s you have in one composition then start eliminating them.

What is your routine start and end of the day ? 


Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

pen, pocket knife and camera!