I have no idea how I missed this on the newsstands earlier this year, but I got incredibly lucky that Hasting’s keeps their old issues out. The January/February 2006 issue of STEP magazine has a pretty good interview on Bart Crosby by Sean Adams.
“I think designers should pursue the breadth of their own interests and talents. While I specialize in identification and branding, I’ve also designed interiors, packaging, videos, tennis racquets, clothing, sports and television venues, paper stocks, and furniture. Some people specialize because it gives them the ability to concentrate on and refine a single discipline, or so that they can capitalize on a single, repeatable process. A lot of design thinking and design processes are transferable from discipline to discipline. I happen to be cursed with a mind that’s in constant motion and I’m personally interested in doing a variety of things.”
If you missed the printed issue, you can always read the online version of the interview.
There’s also a fantastic informational background on Crosby as an AIGA medalist.