Interview with Mercurio Design Lab S.r.l.


Winner of Art and Architecture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Mercurio Design Lab S.r.l. shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Mercurio Design Lab S.r.l. at Wednesday 24th of October 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? MM : Family tradition, combined with my Italian roots, have undoubtedly played a major role in the discovery of my artistic path. My father, the founder of the AMA Group, is an accomplished architect who has always allowed me into his world since I was a kid, and raised my curiosity towards the built environment. Concurrently, the exposure to the amazing display of Italian artistry that my home town Rome sports in every street and corner, has fed my deep interest in aesthetics and the healing power of beauty. Last, but not least, was my school that added the final touch in fuelling my interest in the Humanities. Marcantonio Colonna was indeed a peculiar school. I followed the syllabus of Classic Studies, but it was structured more like a renaissance academy, where science and arts were intertwined together to weave a cohesive system of knowledge, to equip us for a better understanding of the universe and the world we live in. Despite the proper introduction, I did not want to be a designer to start with. I did not choose Architecture and Art straight away. At the beginning, I was more inclined toward the technological accomplishment of mankind, therefore I studied Engineering with the intention of designing airplanes. Eventually, with a few route corrections, I graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome with a specialisation in fluid dynamics and energy systems. Only much later, when I joined my father in his firm, then did I gain a more practical interest in Art and Architecture, beyond the theoretical admiration that has always accompanied me.  I must add that the duality of my world, the coexistence of a scientific education and an artistic one, has given me tremendous opportunities when I had to find inspiration for new designs. Borrowing ideas from seemingly unrelated worlds is a very powerful tool when one wants to break new ground and find new ways to express oneself... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? MM : I found myself in the designer chair almost accidentally, I must admit it was not the career path I had envisioned for myself in my early days. Initially, as I said, I was inclined to take an interest into a more technologically-oriented profession, therefore I studied Engineering.  As I moved along in life, I ended up working with my father, who is an architect, and who had a brilliant career in the world of high-tech, where he designed buildings for some of the most prominent corporations in the electronics industry. When I joined him initially, I was looking more at the management aspect of construction, but in time I took a stronger interest in the design part of it, till it finally became my life mission. I finally recognised how design has a profound impact in people’s lives and how it can benefit humanity as a whole. Fighting for a better built environment is a fundamental aspect and duty of the designer and as I always strive to find a purpose, I eventually accepted that there was not better purpose for me than making the world a better place through good and beautiful design. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? MM : It was surely a choice, a passionate choice actually, though life kind of nudged me on the right path a bit forcefully. Despite the paternal introduction, I did not want to be a designer to start with. I did not choose Architecture and Art straight away. At the beginning, I was more inclined toward the technological accomplishment of mankind, therefore I studied Engineering with the intention of designing airplanes. Eventually, with a few route corrections, I graduated from the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome, with a specialisation in fluid dynamics and energy systems. Only much later, when I joined my father in his firm, then did I gain a more practical interest in Art and Architecture, beyond the theoretical admiration that has always accompanied me.  ..

Interview with José Miguel Cardoso


Winner of Graphic Design Awards

Award Winning Designer José Miguel Cardoso shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with José Miguel Cardoso at Monday 22nd of October 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? JC : I have a degree in Design from the University of Aveiro 2005. I have an MA in Design from the University of Barcelona in 2008 and an MA in Design and Printing Techniques from the University of Porto 2013. At the moment I am a PhD candidate in Design, At University of Aveiro... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? JC : I think I always remember liking to draw, even since I was a kid. In a way I've always known that I wanted to study fine arts or something related. My mother says I used to draw on the bed sheets. Design came later. Only during my adolescence I discovered what design was. It was only a matter of adapting the drawing practice that I already had, to a more projectual activity... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? JC : I chose to be a designer, because I discovered that I liked to relate aesthetic issues of image creation, with the pertinence of the objects...

Interview with Harry Strouzas


Winner of Furniture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Harry Strouzas shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Harry Strouzas at Sunday 21st of October 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? HS : I began my working life in the finance sector after studying commerce at the University of Melbourne, Australia. But my true calling has always been in design. I always did want to become a designer. I love to solve problems, and always have. Drawing comes very naturally to me and I am an extremely visual person. I think that I view the world in a somewhat unique manner – which can be both a blessing and a curse. I am never short of inspiration as the problems out there are in constant supply! I am also a fully qualified bespoke furniture maker. I left the world of finance and undertook a full, furniture making apprenticeship. People must have thought I was mad. I think that this gives me the unique position of thinking about the construction issues and techniques that the craftsperson will have to grapple with in order to realise the completed piece. There's nothing that a maker hates more than receiving pretty pictures with no real technical details or no real concept of the most efficient or effective way to actually make the piece in question. You also receive instant respect from the craftspeople when you give them the detailed drawings they actually need and also because they can really talk to you in detail regarding certain aspects of the vision and the best way to achieve it. It really is a win/win situation. 
 After working as a bespoke maker for a number of years, I then used my dual citizenship (both my parents are Greek) and moved to England to study furniture design at Buckinghamshire New University. Surely, everyone around me thought I was mad. I completed the full Bachelor degree in the UK and really immersed myself in the rich design culture and heritage that Europe as a whole has to offer. Graduating the top of my class with first class honours, I was offered numerous posts to further my academic career via further Masters or PhD course, but in truth my pull to come back home to Melbourne was too strong. I also had no real desire to become an educator at that stage (maybe this will change later on, but not as yet anyway). Since arriving back in Melbourne, I have worked as head maker and lead draftsman at a bespoke furniture making operation as well as spending a couple of years being the in house designer for a boutique furniture retailer in the Melbourne CBD. I then started my own business and here I am today, working for myself and driving my own direction... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? HS : I think that the best designers are born observing the world in a very unique and detailed way. It's not something that I can turn off. You find yourself constantly analysing why things work, why they don't, how they can be improved, how people engage with them, why they engage with them etc etc etc. It never stops. For me, I just had to follow my true path. It's as simple as that. Designing is what I love to do. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. I tried to stifle this for a while in my late teens and early twenties where I tried to become a "grown-up" and focus on academic things, but I discovered that designers can be grown-ups too, with their heads firmly facing ahead, towards the future... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? HS : I certainly chose to become a designer! No one could ever force a finance person with a very comfortable and well respected job, to throw it all away and chase their dream of becoming the highest quality (and fully qualified) designer and furniture maker. It is simply not possible...

Interview with Oksana Kashkovskaya


Winner of Packaging and Movie Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Oksana Kashkovskaya shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Oksana Kashkovskaya at Saturday 20th of October 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? OK : I started my design activity as the professional photographer about five years ago and it was a really my passion to create the perfect photos with sometimes. The next years I began close to research the different 3D Softwares and with every year my knowledges at this area increased, thus I could create the interesting short movies of animation.Moreover, I have the Graphic design university degree,thus the creation of package design and graphic elements is one of my big love as well... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? OK : I think in general why I create the new projects is that I just love to create interesting and unusual things that not existed before. The idea create someting new very inspire me. I loved to decorate the books of my classmates by very interesting and bright colours and used the different technics of drawing, since my childhood, probably then I decided that I really enjoy the design process and after that the all my life was interacted with design at the various areas. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? OK : To become the designers it was only my desire and my conscious choice, I always knew that I will become the designer. ..

Interview with Paulo Jorge Faias Pereira


Winner of Furniture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Paulo Jorge Faias Pereira shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Paulo Jorge Faias Pereira at Saturday 20th of October 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? PP : As a child I used toys that the other children threw away, spoiled and broken I pick them up and restore and make up new toys with other pieces so in the end they came back to want the toys back. In my youth I lived for some years in jungle areas where there was practically nothing we had to create parts and repair machines for mining, between Venezuela and Brazil, everything had to be invented repaired and improvised until the houses where we lived had to be made as the Indians built them. After a few years when I decided to go to college, the arts already strolled in my veins, I did the equipment design course and then I did architecture. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? PP : First, I like to draw and how throughout my life I always had to create things through my drawings and think how to solve situations, this made me a designer and so I also like design... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? PP : In my opinion nobody is forced to be a designer by force, because it is an art that comes out of the soul and for that I believe it is only for people who hold this vocation...

Interview with DAVID CHANG DESIGN


Winner of Hospitality, Luxury and Interior Design Awards

Award Winning Designer DAVID CHANG DESIGN shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with DAVID CHANG DESIGN at Saturday 20th of October 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? DC : I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and studied Inteior Architecture in the U.S. and Canada obtaining degrees in Fine Art at El Camino College in Los Angeles, a honor degree at Kwantlen Polytech University in Vancouver Canada and studied Interior Architecture at the California State University in Long Beach, California. I have been a Registered Interior Designer in North America with NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certified since1999. I started working with Traditional Interior Architectural practices on various projects from large bespoked private residential developments to hospitality and restaurant projects. In that period I discovered my passion for private residential projects and have made this my focus since early 1995. I was very fortunate to advance my career by working on many luxury homes in Vancouver, Canada which enhanced my reputation as one of the top residential interior architects in this city and then beyond. In 2003, I went to Guangzhou, China to design 2 display villas for a residential developer which lead to setting up a design firm in Guangzhou in 2004. In 2007, I expand my design practice to Beijing, China, and expanded our projects to include large scale residential, display apartments, villas and clubhouses... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? DC : Motivation comes from my artistically talented grandfather. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? DC : Of course I chose to become a designer. My parents have always want me to become a dentist since I was in high school. In fact, I was accepted by University of Southern California as biochemistry major/pre-dentistry major when I was in senior year at high school. But I declined the acceptance, then I went to California State University Long Beach to major in Interior Architecture. I was a run away Pre-Dentistry student who wanted to be a designer. ..

Interview with Sophia Schneider-Esleben


Winner of Fashion Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Sophia Schneider-Esleben shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Sophia Schneider-Esleben at Saturday 15th of September 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? SS : I come from a family of designers, musicians and architects, the creativity accompanies me all my life. Fashion has always fascinated me, so I studied fashion design, made a tailor's apprenticeship at Fahmoda, Akademie für Mode & Design, Hannover, and completed a further education to the cut managaress, at AMD, Akademie für Mode & Design, Hamburg, 2014 I founded my Eco Label, Sophia Schneider-Esleben, Kassel... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? SS : I am fascinated by the process of development, from the idea to the prototype to the finished product and the satisfied customer. To hold something in my hand, that first was an idea... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? SS : Neither nore, I believe you can´t either get become or get forced to be a designer. Either you are a designer or not...

Interview with Ioannis Solomozis


Winner of Textile Design Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Ioannis Solomozis shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Ioannis Solomozis at Thursday 16th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? IS : Besides a few workshops and seminars as well as private lessons on specific fields, I became a designer smoothly I might say, only because I started to design and produce useful products for myself and my friends and family. Once I launched my very first collection of products in European market the feedback was more than enough to give me the credits of a designer. Since then, I cannot but to accept the title, even if my education had to do with Marketing, actually. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? IS : I design for the same reason why I became a designer: because I’m looking for stuff that aren’t around in the form that I wish... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? IS : I chose to become a designer, forced by my wish to create what I need to use or see around...

Interview with Daniela Komatovic


Winner of Jewelry Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Daniela Komatovic shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Daniela Komatovic at Wednesday 15th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? DK : For years, I worked for YU Diamond Center, a wholesaler of precious stones. I also design and make luxury jewellery. The fact that I studied graphic design certainly helped a lot. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? DK : Searching for beauty and aesthetics was my motive. Firstly, I started working on some small designs just for myself, but, then, when people around me told me that they loved most of the things that I created, I started designing more and more and, slowly, it become my profession. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? DK : It was definitely my own choice to become a designer. ..

Interview with HUIZE/MA


Winner of Interior Design Awards

Award Winning Designer HUIZE/MA shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with HUIZE/MA at Wednesday 15th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? HM : I majored in computer science and technology. I didn't think I would become an interior designer at first. But when I didn't enter this business, I was already interested in designing this industry. I think the designer is very Meaningful career. By chance, I picked up the brush. At that moment, I had a strong love for design, and there were many novel ideas about space. Slowly, design becomes my job, and now is my own business. I often remind myself to cherish and learn to become a more valuable designer... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? HM : The good things and expressions gave me the idea that the design is compatible with the environment. Interest drives me to enter the industry, become a career, and even a career. It should be a sense of responsibility. I want to be a designer who can bring certain value to society... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? HM : Choice, I inadvertently touched the design and found it one of the most memorable and very meaningful work categories, so I also want to be part of this industry...

Interview with Gerardo Ríos Altamirano


Winner of Furniture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Gerardo Ríos Altamirano shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Gerardo Ríos Altamirano at Tuesday 14th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? GR : My mother is an Interior Designer, so I was always fascinated by design and I was very close to her work. Since I was a child I loved visiting museums and traveling very much, this broadened my horizons, which make my designs influenced by many cultures and landscapes besides y own. After high school I studied Industrial Design at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) in México, where I expanded my knowledge in design, besides having a passion for painting and arts. Since then, I have worked twenty years in the furniture sector, designing pieces for hospitality and home... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? GR : I have a passion for art, and a way to transform art into a physical and useful way, my purpose is to create furniture so I can communicate and express emotions and ideas, through shapes, textures and colors... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? GR : I chose it, it came naturally as my mother was an Interior Designer and I have always been close to the field, but she never forced me or tried to convince me to pick a design career, in fact I´m the only one out of four children that works in the field...

Interview with Viktor Bilak


Winner of Interior Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Viktor Bilak shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Viktor Bilak at Tuesday 14th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? VB : I was born in USSR and the art of Soviet avant-garde influences on my designs. I got classical art education in Russia so the traditions of the Russian school of painting is very important for me... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? VB : From childhood, I wanted to draw. When I was 5 years old, I saw the picture of fairy tale: animals were in doll’s theatre. It was so bright, colorful and magically that I wanted draw the copy of this picture and made them a lot. When I was 9 years old I went to the art school, 14 – I went to the art college and finished it 19 years old, 21 – 27 years old I studied arts in faculty of design in Stroganov’s Moscow State Art Industrial University... DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of? VB : I work in field of exhibition design to create trade faire stands...

Interview with Ling Chen


Winner of Architecture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Ling Chen shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Ling Chen at Tuesday 14th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? LC : studied in Wuhan University of Technology and went on his study in Paris 1st Architecture College. I joined WSP in 1999 and now is director and principal designer and was elected one of the ten greatest architects in China by “New Real Estate” in 2005. Awards: Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2009; German Bauwelt Architectural Award (2005); Chinese Architectural Award (WA2004); Prize Chinese Architecture, 2004; Innovation Rewards of Architectural Design and Layout (2006); Prize of Layout Design, Prize of Monomer Design, Prize of Architectural Style Design in “Century Architecture” (2006). Representative works Old Downtown in Tianjin, Center Area of International Automobile City Shanghai; Mei Long Town of the Gedmale Group in Shenzhen; Rongyu Residence Suzhou; Xindi Center Hefei; Mixed Development Wuhan; Chamber at Legacy Garden Beijing;New Capital Airport Hotel Beijing; Sun City in Shijiazhuang;South Lake Residence Wuhan;Tianyi Mansion Zhengzhou, etc.. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? LC : My mother gave birth to me in Shanghai when she was on a business trip. Then I came back to Beijing with my grandmother to live with my parents when I was one and a half years old. Four people of three generations were packed in a 15 square meter single dormitory allocated by my parents. My grandmother and I shared a single bed widened by wooden boards. The first private space belonged to me was a drawer in the upper right corner of the desk. Starting from carefully laying out my drawers over and over again, the dream of designing a comfortable home gradually emerges. My dream now is to design a beautiful city in the future. That’s why I wanted to be a designer. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? LC : It was definitely my freewill, being a designer is like a dream come true and to give me possibility to create more dreams...

Interview with Gang Wu


Winner of Architecture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Gang Wu shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Gang Wu at Tuesday 14th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? GW : I got my Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, in Tongji University, and Master in Architecture, Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Work experience: 1994 Architect in Architecture Department, Siemens Real Estate Management Co.,Ltd. Munich, Germany, Head designer and project leader of Asian projects,1997 Partner in WSP Architects and Engineers Munich, Germany,1999 Principal Designer and General Manager in WSP Beijing, China. The works and papers of me have been widely published in various professional magazines and public media and exhibited in Dutch Design Week 2008, Architectural Biennial in Beijing 2004, China Modern Construction Exhibition in Duesseldorf, Germany 2003 and WA Chinese Architecture Award in Beijing 2002. Under my leadership, WSP ARCHITECTS has been awarded the title "Most Valuable Design Institute of China 2008-2009". I am the member of AA Asia, and I am also elected as one of the Ten Greatest Architects in China" in 2005, and one of the "100 Most Influential Chinese Architects" in 2004. I serve as associate professor at the Department of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the visiting professor of the architecture department in NanJing University and Southeast University. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? GW : It was definitely my freewill, being a designer is like a dream come true and to give me possibility to create more dreams... DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design? GW : A good design will make contributions to the whole human society and of course everyone should invest in it. ..

Interview with Peter Stasek Architect


Winner of Interior, Futuristic and Architecture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Peter Stasek Architect shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Peter Stasek Architect at Tuesday 14th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? PS : My whole family consisted of architects and artists. Thus my study of architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar was a logical continuation. Nevertheless, from the outset I have pursued an organic language of form, contrary to the scholarly form of the Bauhaus teaching. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? PS : After a long observation of the surrounding environment I came to the conclusion that only the organic language which is based on the evolution can be the real basis for a sustainable design = biomimicry... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? PS : In the creative work I have simply grown in.....

Interview with ETHOSpace Pte Ltd


Winner of Interior Design Awards

Award Winning Designer ETHOSpace Pte Ltd shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with ETHOSpace Pte Ltd at Tuesday 14th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? EP : My first physical encounter with art was at Antelope Canyon when I was much younger. The rock formations shaped by water over many years resonated deeply within me and I aspired to become a sculptor ever since. This was unfortunately not meant to be. This permanent curiosity towards nature’s artistry led me to study architecture at Cornell University; and, over time, I eventually gravitated towards interior design. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? EP : Traveling around the globe while experiencing our planet’s cultural richness and how uniquely different the natural/built environment looked in every geographic region piqued and reinforced my interest in design. During my initial years as a young designer, I felt more could be done in the realm of interior design to invoke nature, culture and emotion. I eventually got together with a few like-minded people, including my sister, to incorporate our design firm, ethospace with the firm belief that we could make a difference in a small but meaningful way in relation to how beauty should feel and be seen. .. DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? EP : I aspired to become a sculptor and eventually chose architecture as my degree. But time and chance led me to finally become a designer instead. ..

Interview with Oblikus Design Studio


Winner of Lighting and Baby Products Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Oblikus Design Studio shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Oblikus Design Studio at Monday 13th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? OD : We both went to a Vocational High School for Design, the Industrial and Interior Design Department. Afterwards we both studied Industrial Design at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. We were classmates in both schools and we were the two out of four students in total admitted in the department that year. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? OD : We loved art and creative work from the early age. After painting and sculpting we discovered Design in school and were obsessed with it! The possibility of creating an object or an experience that would affect someone’s life (in a good way) is a really powerful and motivating notion... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? OD : We both chose to become designers. We loved it from the early school days...

Interview with Xiaofei Cui


Winner of Furniture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Xiaofei Cui shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Xiaofei Cui at Monday 13th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? AC : I have over 25 years of experience in design and over11 years in industrial design education. I worked as an exhibition designer and freelance designer from 1993 to 2003, I used to study in the UK for my master's degree, 4 years aboard study really broaden my view and also make me have the high levels of self-confidence in design, and then I worked as the art director for a jewellery design company. Since 2007 concurrently teaching product design part-time in design schools and universities in China. I have worked in education full-time from 2009 while maintaining my design practice up to now... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? AC : I think the main reason is I love creating beautiful things when I was a child, especially like to drawing something in my fantasy world. It quickly became clear to me in high school that I love Chinese traditional painting and western oil painting. I don't know anything about design at that time actually, not just me, even in the whole society of China. Fortunately something happened in the late 80s of last century of my country. I got chance to study the product design in the local University, and also that is my first time understand the concept of design, and I really enjoy to create some different... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? AC : I believe that choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life...

Interview with Alain Aebersold


Winner of Graphic Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Alain Aebersold shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Alain Aebersold at Monday 13th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? AA : In 2016, I completed my education as a graphic designer at the School of Design Biel-Bern. Afterwards I started to work as a graphic and screen designer in a crossmedia agency in Bern. Since 2011 I live and work in Zurich. Currently I work as a art director and work for national and international clients. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? AA : Since I was a kid, I always wanted to draw, paint and working three-dimensional. In high school I was able to visit the main topic visual arts. Afterwards I had the possibility to visit the graphic design class at the School of Design in Biel. I always wanted to work in a creative way and for me graphic design is a great way to work in this field... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? AA : Designing was always a passion. It was a great luck that I have the opportunity to do it professionally. ..

Interview with Chenglong Tao


Winner of Graphic Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Chenglong Tao shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Chenglong Tao at Monday 13th of August 2018: DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer? CT : The works designed by great designers are beyond the times; the works designed by excellent designers are in line with the current trend, but after a few years, they are out of date... DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about? CT : To make a Chinese character series pendant and other jewelry design, as well as a small number of daily necessities design, the manuscript has been completed, has already achieved some honors... DL: What is the role of technology when you design? CT : Technology is to quickly convert design ideas into visual works services. Technical proficiency can save a lot of time for work. The same quality works faster than others, complete better, leave more time for Design concept, scrutiny,..

Interview with Tim Kwok


Winner of Furniture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Tim Kwok shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Tim Kwok at Sunday 12th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? TK : I graduated from Industrial Design at RMIT University, Australia. Now I am working as a professional product designer in Hong Kong. .. DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? TK : I believe design not only can easily assimilate into our daily life, besides, it also innovative and decorative, to simplify my word, design can easily make changes because it is closely related to our lives. I am especially interested in how design can make changes and benefit all life. This is the reason why I become a designer... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? TK : I choose to become a designer myself because I like art and design...

Interview with Victor A. Syrnev


Winner of Retro and Jewelry Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Victor A. Syrnev shares insights

 
 
 
 

Interview with Victor A. Syrnev at Sunday 12th of August 2018: DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education? VA : I was born and raised in the great industrial city named Yekaterinburg, where we had several factories - the Giant ones. On one of them, namely "Uralmash", they were producing walking excavators, the size of a big building, which struck my fancy. I decided to become a lathe operator – universal one. Particularly attracted the word "universal". My Father, having learned about my plans, recommends me to think about recalling my hobbies designing, modeling and making pattern. In 1956, I enrolled in art – entered the industrial school to learn a profession jeweler specialty. Later I worked at the oldest enterprise of jewelry industry in Russia, the “Russian Gems” company... DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer? VA : I have always driven by a desire and interest in learning new and unusual. It was a surprise or shock as the basis of the need to find my own response to what I saw, felt and experienced... DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one? VA : The dream led me .....