20 questions with designer du jour Jim Rokos

Pulse is at Earls Court, London, from Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th June, and its Launchpad section is set to be a key destination for spotting new talent. ACHICA Living tracked down Central Saint Martin’s graduate, and Red dot, Faces of Design and RSA award winner, Jim Rokos and subjected him to our '20 Questions' treatment...

1. Cats or dogs?


2.  The Beatles or The Stones?


3.  Asterisk or Tintin?


4.  Helvetica or Arial?

Gil Sans (light).

5.  Interiors; dark and moody or light and airy?

That depends on the context.

6.  Star sign?


7.  Six fantasy dinner party guests?

My grandfather, who I never met. (Given this opportunity, I wouldn’t invite other guests.)

8.  What was the last thing you bought?

Lunch for my friend Jamal, who helped me at the Soho Market yesterday.

9.  Introvert or extrovert?

That also depends on the context.

10.  Sweet or savoury?

Both. (Cinema popcorn tip: ask for the lower half to be sweet and the top half to be salty.)

11.  When was the last time you cried?

Cycling through the park last week. (The pollen was terrible.)

12.  Tea or coffee?

Coffee (with a spot of chocolate powder).

13.  Dress up or dress down?

Dress smart. (These fancy dress things are always nice, but they take so much research.)

14.  Library or nightclub?

The Saltoun Supper Club, Brixton.

15.  Which song do you play when you need cheering up?

I find something from the fridge when I need cheering up.

16.  Favourite book?

The Specialist by Charles Sale.

17.  Top interior design tip?

Make a scale model 1:10 and try everything out first. Take some pictures at model eye level to see how it looks.

18.  When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I didn’t know what I wanted to do until I was 30.

19.  What are you afraid of?

Running out of time.

20. Favourite colour

I don’t have a favourite colour.

ROKOS from Central St Martins in Launchpad at Pulse. 10-12 June, Earls Court, London.

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Katie Treggiden, Guest Editor

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