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Interview with Yau Kai So

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Yau Kai So (YS) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Yau Kai So by clicking here.

Interview with Yau Kai So at Monday 14th of April 2014
Yau Kai So
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?
YS: When I was very young, I clearly understand and sensitive and love on beauty thing, design and creative game. Seems I was born in the design work. When i was 18, I finished my first Fashion Design Dipomla, starting from my first job, i was on the track on my design career.

FS: What is "design" for you?
YS: The main purpose of Design is to solve problem. To me, Design is a tool to deliver a message.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
YS: There should no "most", as a designer should try anything.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
YS: I wish my favorite design is not coming yet.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
YS: Design is for self-challenging, there is no limitation or boundaries on material, platform or technology. I should make it happen even by my bare hands.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
YS: I have no idea. Seems the creative will happen in anytime and anywhere.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
YS: Releasing

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
YS: Oh! That is

FS: What makes a design successful?
YS: Believe in your God

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
YS: For both good design or bad design, I will first consider whether the message of design have been sucessfully delivery.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
YS: We are facing big problem of losing natural resources, as a member of the world, I would like to try best to minimize the harmful of world's resources.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
YS: In my inspiration are from my life experience,

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?
YS: Simplism glamorous

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?
YS: I live in Hong Kong where is a crossover by western and east

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
YS: Thousand and thousand designers in the world. It is not easy to surviveal in the design field, but if you not try, it is no hope to win.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
YS: "Insist and Believe yourself"

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
YS: Use your heart and your hands


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

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