Spotlight: Percy Batalier


Percy Batalier is a designer
based in San Francisco, CA.


How would you describe your work?

I'd say the work I make is my representation of a moment, or the culmination of moments that's shared with me by people coming from all walks of life.

Where do you find inspiration?

Lately I've been interested in the idea of materiality, so I've been referring to streetwear fashion and furniture design for inspiration. But Blue Note Records' vinyl art and Blade Runner kicked off an ever-expanding pool of music and cyberpunk content I personally keep referring to since college.

What are you currently working on?

I've been having my fair share of emails and microsites as a Communication Designer at Lyft after a binge of other web-related work. In my five-to-nine, I'm working with a coworker on a series of spot illustrations—inspired by our own tech-inspired prompts and stories.

What's your best advice for designers today?

Take care of yourself and be the best version of you. At the end of the day, your physical and mental health are most important and should be prioritized over anything else. The best work you make, the most meaningful connections you build, and the happiest experiences you have all happen when you're at 100%. 

Brandon Brown