Pepper Talk with Eric Cavell

Get to know Eric Cavell in this month’s Pepper Talk!

Just a little background before we get started, Eric works on The Commercial Team as a Senior Designer. He’s been with Eleven Peppers for almost a year and in that time he’s brought his unique illustration flair to many of our client projects and social posts.

1. Do you have any nicknames?
None currently, but I’m open if anyone has any good ideas.

2. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Feed our two cats Piper and Maple, followed by coffee.

3. How would you describe your design style?
I try and take an illustrative approach when possible. Also, functional design is important to me, so design that is useful and serves a purpose.

4. How did you get started in this industry?
I had a few internships and part-time design jobs while working towards my degree, but got my first full-time design job at a public relations firm a few weeks after graduating.

5. What are your favorite tools of the trade? What are the worst?
Favorite- Pencil, paper and Adobe Illustrator. Those would be my desert island tools.

Worst- It would be easy to say a Microsoft program, but everything has its purpose.

6. What is your favorite thing about being a designer?
Getting to be creative every day and turning an idea in my head into a sketch on paper.

7. What do you draw inspiration from?
I have a few favorite designers on Instagram and Dribbble. However, If I feel I’m going there too for inspiration, I try to take a step back and observe the world around me. If we are paying attention, there’s so much inspiration to draw just from everyday life.

8. Rapid-Fire Round:

Caffeine or no: Yes, coffee is my go-to.

Sweet or savory: Sweet.

Favorite movie: The Empire Strikes Back.

Favorite place to travel: New York City, I don’t think I could live there, but it’s an amazing place to visit.

Hobbies: Drawing, biking, reading, listening to podcasts and music.

9. Okay, admission time… If you could pick one design that you wish you had come up with first, what would it be?
The Nike swoosh, maybe it’s marketing, but Nike has been cool my entire life.

Thanks for meeting Eric. As always, stay tuned for next month’s Pepper Talk to meet another member of our team!