Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Fabrizio Constanza (FC) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Fabrizio Constanza by clicking here.
Interview with Fabrizio Constanza at Friday 1st of April 2016
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?
FC: Now that I think about it, I was always driven to be a designer. Since little I was continuously searching for ways to make my toys work better, after high school, I did not like any carrier but Design and aviation. To this day I am always thinking on how to improve existing products.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
FC: It is a small size company. I subcontract designers, artists and manufacturers depending on the job.
FS: What is "design" for you?
FC: Design is in all aspects of life. There are always ways to improve life.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
FC: Anything, it’s just about understanding the function of the product being designed and its market. Usually then is about figuring out how to take all the variables in between and make them work.
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
FC: I can not think of a specific one.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
FC: It was a line of outdoor lamps for a restaurant that had to open on three days’ time, and I did it.
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
FC: It all depends on the project.
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
FC: When I isolate my mind from the world. It happens naturally after few days bouncing the project on my brain.
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
FC: In the aspects that do not seem to be important but that can create problems.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
FC: One second of glory and peace, then I am ready for the excitment of a new project.
FS: What makes a design successful?
FC: To fullfill the requirements and overpass them.
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
FC: Quality and balance.
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
FC: We can suggest for better ecofriendly solutions.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
FC: The future of design is and expansion of the design methodology to other areas on the companies
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
FC: My last exhibition was in 2006 at Mint Design Center, which was one of my companies, I recently sold it. I have scheduled two exhibitions this year, one in March where I will be presenting a book that I produced for a client and another one in May of new art.
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
FC: Everything around me can be a source of inspiration
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?
FC: Contemporary, the main characteristics of my style is to adapt myself to the project 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?
FC: I live in Guatemala, the heritage does not influence my design, if it is not a project´s variable.
FS: How do you work with companies?
FC: I take the time to understand my clients or company mission and vision
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
FC: If the designer does not listen then do not hire him. If the designer wants to tell you how to adjust your business to the design, do not hire him. If the designer does not understand that the computer is just another tool do not hire him.
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
FC: Soak my brain with all the information and let the brain do its magic. Then I go analytic with the result.
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
FC: french press, smart phone, art, my kid´s toys and my KSD-2 lounge chair
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
FC: Wake up go biking, then take my kid to school, go to a quiet place to think about my project or supervise production, lunch with my wife, meeting with clients, Squash or jiu Jitsu, dinner with family.
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
FC: When finishing school is hard to know where to find a job. That is because we all want to work for those who we see in publicity. When young I decided to explore my past, and the abilities I had developed as a kid and things I always loved, and then I applied my design knowledge towards those things. While I was developing my design path I distributed Squash product, and designed tournaments and sales strategies based on design methodology.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
FC: Most of the time I am a bad writen comunicator, but extremely good visual one.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
FC: Pay attention to details.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
FC: Know production.
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
FC: sketchbook, Corel Draw and 3D Max
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
FC: Not enough time,
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
FC: It all depends on the project
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
FC: So, what do you design?
FS: What was your most important job experience?
FC: The last one, and after my next project that one.
FS: Who are some of your clients?
FC: Companies and private collectors.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
FC: I am open to the future, my plan is to keep doing my artistic designs, but if a good opportunity comes across I would concidered.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
FC: I like to work on teams and push them to work good and fast
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
FC: I have a work on progress since I have to precent in May.
FS: How can people contact you?
FC: by mail at : email@example.com Facebook: Fabrizio Constanza skype: fabrizio Constanza telephone: 502-5202-6064
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