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Whimsical Playing Cards by Oksal yesilok

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Oksal yesilok (OY) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Oksal yesilok by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Whimsical here.



Interview with Oksal yesilok at Saturday 25th of February 2017

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
OY: I saw the card design very interesting and different on the internet. I was excited at the idea of creating a new deck.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
OY: Create a minimalistic and entertaining project and share it on many blogs.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
OY: It will be a good inspiration for your next work.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
OY: About 6 months.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
OY: Card designs and table games are very interesting. I can say that different and minimalist projects inspire me in this work.

FS: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
OY: I actually produced some and it was quite difficult. If the project sees demand, I can make a new plan.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
OY: This is a changing situation for me. I can get inspiration from everything, not necessarily a designer or design.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
OY: Anyone interested in design.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
OY: A card deck is a fairly ordinary idea, but its symbols and style make it different.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
OY: I found the term "Whimsical" in the book of visual illustration dictionary. It was used for strange illustrations. I decided to use it because I work mainly on illustrations and I think it will suit the characters.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
OY: Vector programs.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
OY: Symbols because they have never used such a symbol team before.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
OY: In the printing phase.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
OY: I examined the historical and contemporary examples of playing cards.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
OY: From the invitation.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
OY: It will inspire me for my next projects.


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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