Designer Crush: Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz of Early Work

1. Who is your biggest role model?

(Brian) My dad. He worked six days a week for his entire adult life, going up and down ladders painting and hanging wallpaper. He taught me how to work hard.
 
2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?
 
None. We love watching movies and we’d hate for them to become “work."
 
3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project?
 
Through their Instagram feed.
 
4. What new design elements are you excited to integrate into your work?
 
Organic forms.
 
5. How do you completely unwind?
 
Petting any one of our three dogs.
 
6. If you hadn't become a designer, which career would you have pursued?
 
Illustrator.
 
7. What’s the worst pre-designer job you’ve ever had and why?
 
(Brian) Working at a bead store in high school, because kids thought it was funny to throw beads everywhere.
 
8. What’s your favorite recipe?
 
NY pizza. If you can figure out how to make it in LA, please let us know.
 
9. Create your perfect playlist for us.
 
 
10. Who is your designer crush?
 
Terunobu Fujimori.
 
Lightning round!
 
11. Would you rather shop new or vintage?
 
Vintage.
 
12. First celebrity crush?
 
Linda Kozlowski (lead actress in Crocodile Dundee).
 
13. What’s your hidden talent?
 
Fixing computers.
 
14. Best restaurant in your area? Where is it?
 
CaCao Mexicatessen - 1576 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.
 
15. SF or LA?
 
LA.