Hot design talent, Steven Haulenbeek, named by the New York Times as “one of the most exciting emerging American designers”, chatted to us about his process when we caught up with him in New York, having followed his work for the past 2 years on Instagram.

This interview in our Design Crush series gives an insight into how Steven finds work/life balance, and how sometimes it’s the failures that make you a stronger designer (There are also lots of gorgeous pics of his work to lust after – you are welcome) Enjoy!