Desktop Icons: An Interview With David Korins

Becoming an icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes perseverance and drive. And knowing how you work best.

Creative connections and relationships inspire and fuel my own work, and they’re one of the key reasons I thrive in New York City. I interviewed a variety of creative friends about how they work – from what time of day they’re most productive to what are their biggest distractions and inspirations.

– Barry Goralnick

David Korins

Set Designer

Barry Goralnick: What do you think propelled your career?
David Korins: I think the #1 most important thing is communication skills. Having the ability to articulate one unified vision of an environment and getting everyone to understand what that common goal is is what it’s all about.

BG: Computer or pen and paper?
DK: Paper and pen, although these days: iPad.


Reeves Desk Lamp: Barry Goralnick for Currey & Co.

BG: Current inspiration?
DK: The Redwood National Forest. Every time I go, it fills me up completely.

BG: Do people trust you more because of your track record?
DK: I feel like you’re only as good as your recent show.

BG:What do we have to look forward from you next?
DK: Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway, the reopening of the Drama Book Shop, and a super cool collaboration with Twitter.

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