From The Desk Of: Eric Ogden

Sep 15, 2016

Paper Chase has a long history printing for commercial photographers, Eric Ogden is no exception.  From business cards and promos to softcover books, we've helped him create beautiful products to promote his business.  We sat down with Eric to learn more about his creative process.

What’s on your desk?

Lots of hard drives

Fill in the blank: "I don't show up at a meeting without _________."

A rested brain. I hope

What's on your reading list?

The Lean Startup, Search Inside Yourself, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

What’s in your bag/always on your person?

I always carry a sketchbook in my bag / a favorite pen (very particular about these)

Constantly craving... / Don't see the appeal of...

Coffee, also avocados / not having what you want

I'm early for... / I'm late for...

Dinner / drinks

Skills mastered... / I can't quite get the hang of...

Meditation / meditation

Describe your personal aesthetic in three words:

If we're talking clothes...Simple. Casual. A uniform

Describe the creative space at your company:

Clean, and yet, still messy

What are your design inspirations?

Vaughn Oliver / v23 really influenced me when I was in art school, and the influence hasn't let up yet

How does one tap into their creative side?

I think boredom is the creative person's best tool

What’s the motto/life philosophy/advice you live by?

Be kind. But stand up for yourself

Share an insight on your life or life in general that you’ve discovered:

Be honest in business and personal affairs. Have gratitude

What is a quote that inspires you:

The moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want, and tries to supply the demand, he ceases to be an artist, and becomes a dull or an amusing craftsman, an honest or dishonest tradesman. -Oscar Wilde

What are the most exciting developments in your industry?

The tools we have to create and the platforms to share creative work, often very inexpensively. The blurring of photography and filmmaking

How do you start and/or end your day?

Mediation, coffee, writing. in that order

What is the best advice you’ve received recently?

Make mistakes

Tell us about your latest printed project:

Soon to be printed--Tabloid Posters I'm very excited about, graphic and cinematic

What brought you to Paper Chase Press?

A friend recommended Paper Chase when I was looking to do some creative printing for my biz

The paper product I can’t live without is ____ and I use it to _____.

A sketchbook. It organizes my days, my thoughts, my ideas, and often, my life

What career moves and/or aspirations brought you to your current role?

Moving from Flint, Michigan to NYC was the first big change. Obsessively looking at photography and movies made it impossible for me to do anything else

When do you feel like you’re at your best?

When I'm being completely selfless. Which should happen a lot more often than it does

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Business Card

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