Jaime Hayon has been my favorite designer for the last few years. There was a time when ultra-clean and simple design was my north star, but recently I've preferred design with personality. I feel Jaime's is expressive with so much personality, but has a sophisticated control that keeps his bold gestures understandable.
Tonight I had the opportunity to hear him speak at Arkitektura here in San Francisco, and it was a blast. He brought so much personality to his presentation; it certainly matched the work! Jamie explained when designing he asks, "What can be the little spicy thing that can make it different?"