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Interview with Ivan Paul Abanilla

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Ivan Paul Abanilla (IA) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Ivan Paul Abanilla by clicking here.

Interview with Ivan Paul Abanilla at Tuesday 12th of March 2013
Ivan Paul Abanilla
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?
IA: My design background is more on technical aspect. To be a designer/Artist is the approach in getting my idea to push thru and be realized.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
IA: The design studio/company is more on personal ideas gathered to be realized as every person have their preferences.

FS: What is "design" for you?
IA: Design would be perfecting the product as it should be considering individual's approach, method relating to his/her discipline and evaluation of the final outcome.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
IA: Preferably interesting works but deals more related to human needs, and applying better form, and relate to their functions. Seats and tables would suit well presently.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
IA: Up to date, it would be my winning design.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
IA: Seats and seating solution but together with colleagues. Marina bay sands projects.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
IA: The use of CAD technology and their FEA test features.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
IA: Its when you have the idea but needs to execute it. So its in the process of doing.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
IA: Aspects of design is more to human ergonomic needs.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
IA: For that one i would describe as feeling tense but happy and excited. But mostly it depends on what you are designing. Well, it's probably due to tight deadline and too much coffee.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
IA: Appreciative and rewarding at times. But mostly thankful to the person I've worked who did contribute in realizing the design.

FS: What makes a design successful?
IA: A design would be successful if, you share the same vision with the end user. So its more on the initial stage reaching the end users requirement.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
IA: I consider more on its function, materials and approach in realizing the design. Adding the aesthetic concept would require as well.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
IA: The responsibilities of a designer is to initiate the task of getting the needs of the society heard while considering less impact towards the environment.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
IA: It would be evolving in a way as prototype is more accessible and ideas are realized easily. Overall, Design is evolving as humans and organic lifeforms are evolving also.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
IA: The fact that other design individual face the same situation at this stage.

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?
IA: Design style and approach is more towards the feeling of the person which relates to his satisfaction. The approach reflects the designers experiences which sums up to data gathering.

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?
IA: Currently I am staying in KL but my hometown is in Cebu, Philippines. My cultural heritage which is the country I grew up does affects the design and the way we think as it brings memories which does reflect on the design. Available materials differ also in most countries.

FS: How do you work with companies?
IA: I work with passion to have an ease in reaching the goal.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
IA: Mostly it would be to see the capabilities of the designer and be able to uplift his talents and skills. Another thing is to be able to execute well which relates to a group and workmates.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
IA: Design process would be, identify the need applicable for the society, conceptualize the idea, proving the concept, finalize the design and evaluate.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
IA: My shoulder bag, wooden chair, dining table, mist fan, lastly my bed.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
IA: Attend morning meeting, find task to complete in my desk. Do 3D cad analysis/ technical solution.. its pretty much exciting.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
IA: Failure is an opportunity to succeed.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
IA: common sense, analysis and perseverance.

FS: How can people contact you?
IA: Through my email add: Ivantotspaul@gmail.com


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

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