The Pixel Questionnaire: Ed Silva

Words by NJI
Published June 21, 2023
Last Updated June 26, 2024

Our Chief Panda Officer, always near the genesis of an inspired idea (or cocktail), often recalls Marcel Proust’s wit for answering Victorian parlor game questions. Pixel has traveled far from the salons of Paris, but her interest remains piqued in which questions truly reflect a person’s character. Packing just the right amount of punch, NJI created The Pixel Questionnaire to give a glimpse into the inner workings of some of our most intriguing minds.

Pixel was recently entranced in the whimsical and imaginative world of Senior Graphic Designer Ed Silva. Delve into the boundless imagination and creativity of our latest interviewee.

If you had a superpower?

I would be able to be an expert at anything within seconds.

On what occasions do you lie?

When I lie down for a rest.

Your most treasured possession?

All my tech I need to create work with.

What would you do if you got stuck in an elevator? 

I have been stuck in an elevator and the doors opened to a wall of bricks.

What is your favorite drink? 

Sanpellegrino – Blood Orange.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

1920s full of Art Deco.

If a movie were made about your career, what would be the title? 

Forgot my Glasses.

Garden gnomes — what do you think? 

Quirky and a bit creepy.

You’ve been given an elephant. What do you do? 

Return it to the wild.

What one object do you take with you on a desert island (you have water and food already)? 


What was the last gift you got someone? 

Galaxy projector.

What is your most unusual talent? 

I can make a snake with my hands and I can make an owl sound using my hands.

If you could breed two animals together, what would they be? 

Baby monkey and a micro pig. Cute and funny.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Scampi and chips.

Do you have any superstitions? 

Sometimes yes sometimes no. Once I kept waking up around 3:15 am and was convinced it was supernatural.

What is something you hate but wish you loved? 


What is something you get wrong every time you try? 

Trying to be “normal”. Embrace the weird and strange.

Who would you like to sit next to on a 10 hour flight?

My wife.

If you joined the circus, what would your circus act be? 


If you could jump into a pool of something, what would it be? 


If you could talk to one species of animals, which one would it be? 


Who inspires you? 

Strong loving mothers.

What’s the greatest length you’ve gone to for a client? 

I drove 2 hrs to meet a packaging company and went to do a window display at 6am .

If NJI were a television show or movie, what would it be?