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Interview with Nicholas Tay Meng Kiat

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Nicholas Tay Meng Kiat (NT) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Nicholas Tay Meng Kiat by clicking here.

Interview with Nicholas Tay Meng Kiat at Monday 24th of September 2012
Nicholas Tay Meng Kiat
FS: What is "design" for you?
NT: A Design is something that could aid our lives in some way but yet it must have a feel of realistic concepts.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
NT: Conceptual Product Designs

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
NT: My Favourite Platform is Solidworks. Easy to use , Fast in creating what i need.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
NT: When People understands my concept and feel there is a value in it.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
NT: The features of the product

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
NT: Feelings of it being realistic and yet innovative

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
NT: A sense of achievement.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
NT: Feature of the design and whether it is implementable or not.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
NT: Aiding everyone life but yet green for environment.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
NT: The future of design is products that understands the humans emotions and needs.

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?
NT: Singapore. It is a international country where i get to see all different types of product that inspires me to create a product that aid the blind spot of daily life that designers lack out on.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
NT: I am young, just 21 this year and i have two awards. Only thing to say, Its never young or old to invent. GO FOR IT :)

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
NT: A Golden Rule in Design is it must be able to fulfill all its features but yet aesthetic appealing. This would soothe people eyes.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
NT: My Favourite Platform is Solidworks. Easy to use , Fast in creating what i need.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
NT: Draw Sketches and sketches and sketch when you are not at your workspace.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
NT: It always depends. When a Concept strikes you, you never know.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
NT: What are you designing next ? That is the question and i would always laugh.

FS: How can people contact you?
NT: Call +65-92278142 Email nicholastaymengkiat@hotmail.com


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

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