Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Viktor Kovtun (VK) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Viktor Kovtun by clicking here.
Interview with Viktor Kovtun at Saturday 21st of April 2012
FS: Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
VK: I have mutually worked as a designer and at the main work. The design has helped me in my main work. The clients always want something new from me. I never think about becoming a designer. It comes by itself.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
VK: Not a big production workshop, which fulfills the wooden interior works
FS: What is "design" for you?
VK: All life, surrounding us, but the most great designer is the nature.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
VK: Everything come into mind.
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
VK: the design for me is interesting in the process of creation and after that It becomes usual and not interesting, as a new design comes to take the place of the previous one, and so on.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
VK: I do not remember
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
VK: In the evenings and nights
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
VK: Good emotions
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
VK: I think about next design
FS: What makes a design successful?
VK: Love of life and intuition
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
VK: Allurement and convenience
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
VK: Positive emotions and minimal load on nature
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
VK: We are surrounded by the nature design or the design, created by the mankind. The design in the future will be more closer to the nature, which in the time when it has no style will have a lot of styles.
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
VK: 2009, Kiev
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
VK: It is very hard to explaine, as it is my internal world.
FS: How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
VK: The design shall bring joy and by this I explaine the Xo-Xo-L design style.
FS: Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
VK: Ukraine. My designs are partially affected by the ultural heritage. The life of people in this coutry brings me ideas for design.
FS: How do you work with companies?
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
VK: I really do not know
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
VK: In the evening at the sofa using the pencil and notebook
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
VK: I do not have anything favorite at my home
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
VK: I work from 09.00 till 18.00 and at the evening, at home, I work on my designs.
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
VK: during the design, one shall simultaneously think about the production technology.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
VK: I am not a professional designer
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
VK: Without brakes
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
VK: Knowing the delicacies of the technology
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
VK: pen, clear paper and PC
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
VK: Never takes a lot of time
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
VK: from one to four evenings
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
VK: I am not a professional designer
FS: What was your most important job experience?
VK: It is hardly to me to answer this question
FS: Who are some of your clients?
VK: Restaurants, private clients, port plant
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
VK: It is intuitively, I do not know why
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
VK: What God will write
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
VK: Myself or with the assitence of my son Yuriy
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
VK: I make single elements
FS: How can people contact you?
VK: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
VK: I am as I am
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