Desktop Icons: An Interview With Nick Silverio

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

Nick Silverio


Barry Goralnick: What do you do to get out of your comfort zone?
Nick Silverio: Picture myself in five years.

BG: Most productive time to work?
NS: Late afternoon.

BG: One thing you have to have on your desk?
NS: Phone charger.

BG: Lights bright or dim?
NS: Bright.

Brita Filter with Barry Goralnick (l) and Nick Silverio (r). Davy Desk Lamp (pictured here); Reeves Desk Lamp (pictured above): Barry Goralnick for Currey & Co.

BG: Snacks savory or sweet?
NS: Savory! Cheese.

BG: Music on or off?
NS: On. Broadway.

BG: Biggest distraction?
NS: Instagram.

BG: What is your work uniform?
NS: Athleisure.

BG: What do we have to look forward to from you next?
NS: Back to NYC after performing in La Cage Aux Folles at the Riverside Theater.

Photography by Maura Sullivan.

Click here to read more from the Desktop Icons series.

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