I look up to so many great designers and artists, it's hard to choose, but here are some of my all-time favorite icons in the design world:
Zaha Hadid for being a badass woman visionary. Her organic structures are not only sculptural but a window to a futuristic landscape.
Renzo Piano for his transcendent, elegant designs that enhance skylines in any city in the world. He takes the mundane and brings it back to life by blending classic lines and progressive design without overpowering its surroundings.