Loz IvesDesigner & Drawer of Things
Loz Ives is a designer and drawer of things from Lancashire. He co-founded Manchester based studio Fieldwork in 2012 and has over 10 years experience working across a wide range of disciplines. When he’s not doing Fieldwork stuff he likes drawing letters and sometimes even fully formed words.
What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:
My musical education started, as i’m sure it does for most people, with my parents. I was brought up on Bowie, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and The Rolling Stones and I still listen to all of them today. I’m lucky to have had parents who opened my ears to such amazing music at such an early age.
These days I can’t not have music on when I’m working. I tend to try and match my music to the work I have to do, or possibly the amount of work I have to do. It’s amazing how fast I can get stuff done if I stick Hello Rockview on. One of the nice things about the design community is being surrounded by fellow music lovers. I’m always on the lookout for new music and I love the fact you can share the music you find with the people around you. Generally all the new music I listen to comes from recommendations by friends or stuff I’ve heard in the studio.
Tell us about your playlist:
In all the studios I’ve worked in it’s been a tradition to go for it with the music on a Friday afternoon. For me it’s not been a successful end to the week if I’ve not listened to Graceland at least once. So I’ve gone with a collection of songs that kind of sum up my Friday listening over the years. To be fair I just wanted an excuse to get Go West on my playlist.
- This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – 2005 Remastered Version – Talking Heads
- Gumboots – Paul Simon, Boyoyo Boys
- Wordy Rappinghood – Tom Tom Club
- Got To Give It Up (Part 1) – Marvin Gaye
- An Argument With Myself – Jens Lekman
- I Wonder Why – Dion & The Belmonts
- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – Bruce Springsteen
- Shame – Young Fathers
- Retro [ROUGH] – Childish Gambino
- Breakthru – Remastered 2011 – Queen
- The King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West
- Golden Years – 2016 Remastered Version – David Bowie
- Lookin’ Out My Back Door – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Controversy – Prince
- Cool It Now – New Edition
- Death or Glory – The Clash