Desktop Icons: An Interview With Scott Bromley

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

Scott Bromley


Barry Goralnick: How did you build your career?
Scott Bromley: Long, hard years.

BG: Most productive time to work?
SG: Early morning.

BG: Lights bright or dim?
SG: Depends on what I’m doing.

BG: Snacks savory or sweet?
SG: No snacks. No sugar.

BG: Current inspiration?
SG: Mother Nature.

Davy Desk Lamp (pictured here); Reeves Desk Lamp (pictured above): Barry Goralnick for Currey & Co.

BG: Biggest distraction?
SG: Jerry [Caldari].

BG: What is your work uniform?
SG: You’re looking at it: jeans, t-shirt, waffle shirt.

BG: Favorite drink?
SG: A margarita.

BG: What do we have to look forward to from you next?
SG: Oooh, we have several things. One is this house in Water Island. The other is a huge project at 101 West End Avenue – we’re redoing 500 apartments and a lobby.

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