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Interview with Nikita Smirnov

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

Interview with Nikita Smirnov at Sunday 13th of April 2014
Nikita Smirnov
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?
NS: I draw since the childhood. always tried to see in art and in the world around something incredible,easy and interesting combination of incongruous among other things. tried to pass it in the material, sculpted from clay, tried to combine different elements of sculpture and architecture in miniature. the necessary amount of detail to convey the main idea and the idea of any project. my style is fighting plane and relief, the contrast of heights, composition. I became an artist by his grandmother. she gave me the school of arts. I was waiting for football career, but I began to study art) I liked to draw and create new things. it quickly dragged me

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
NS: can only say it's the most wonderful and creative place. you do not restrict anything, you do what you like, you find your own style. his design for jewelry. and you only prompt and correct. the atmosphere in the family. no words to Express. this feeling. it needs to feel

FS: What is "design" for you?
NS: when you work on projects or sketches, work, and during the process comes a stunning idea that you're trying to express through their own style. to show the viewer the line on which you lived during the creation of this product. this is what you shocked at some point. the fact that you cared about. and you think, create new and give viewers

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
NS: I love to design watches. bracelets, create new principles of their work. but I am interested to do the design of women's jewelry)

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
NS: I like to make products with the addition of hooliganism in the sense of articles of inconsistency. so I like to use some graffiti in their projects. all projects with this topic favorite

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
NS: I created a collection buckles. in the style of the streets - graffiti, hip hop. was dismantled in composition and altitude . and fashioned them from clay, then I made them in wax and was cast in metal. without processing on the buckles have got such a noble plaque that had the feeling brutal complete the image. and I understood. - " this is what I wanted"

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
NS: I love to work with metal. you can make a pipe, solder it to the item, Polish or to give Matt surface. oxidize. you do what you want and because of the physical and chemical properties for a long time and incredibly

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
NS: I am constantly in search of something catchy. that will not leave me indifferent and surprise . very often it happens at night. passionate you do all night. and in the morning understand that you cannot go to sleep! because you entered the rush

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
NS: I love to observe the composition filling her small details. the accuracy and detail. to pass through the details of the meaning

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
NS: you feel awe, because you are creating. it is a great responsibility. how will it affect you or the world.. it's incredible feeling that I want to experience again and again

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
NS: this is a very cool. this gives an incentive. you understand that you're moving right and people it touches. recognition is always happy because it is a success. have any of your associates who are interested in your world

FS: What makes a design successful?
NS: courage and innovation. show your thoughts

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
NS: of course I try to pay attention to the good aspects. bad - provide an opportunity for development. pay attention to them and not repeat. this development

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
NS: to give people to see the new things that they will be happy. who will use them and to emphasize their I

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
NS: evolves and incredibly large tempatan I will our lives. spin like a hurricane, bringing in exchange for something new . taking old

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
NS: my previous exhibition was in June 2013. in St. Petersburg. during this summer I plan to exhibit at the international exhibition in Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. several exhibitions in autumn

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
NS: I love to watch architecture, study ornaments, old books on design. in art. in street art. collection of watches I have created from the impressions received from new graffiti magazines and a couple of the exhibition at the Moscow artists ' urban culture. I realized that suddenly these guys also want to wear jewelry in its style.

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?
NS: my style is self-expression. it shows that every artist can create something of their own. not thinking about the benefit. this style is very huge variety of forms, contrast. individuality.

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?
NS: felt. an incredible number of exhibitions and opportunities. great interest of spectators. when something designing seek out the market and I hope that this has not been done. you're the first

FS: How do you work with companies?
NS: basically this is an offer for the company from a particular project which is not like the idea in the sketch) seek compromise. defend your ideas. it is always interesting

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
NS: some companies look right on a non-standard design thinking. in his creativity. diligence results

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
NS: all my projects are creating the music, she accompanied them always. it even has the presentation finished jewelry. you begin to draw sketches. long and hard to choose one. then for a long time you create in your hand it in wax. cast in metal.. and eventually you get a treasure in the form of expertise at each stage of work. - sketches, wax, metal

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
NS: this is my desktop.. it constantly something is happening and I nravitsya your shelves with books. of course alarm clock that wakes anyone except myself

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
NS: weekday or a weekend? I try to Wake up as early as possible to do more things. look for this new, it needs a hearty Breakfast and during the trip to the work place I should switch to robotua can in a way to read a book or browse through news on Facebook. in search of new things. almost until late in the evening I work, but on returning home I continue to work. draw or model. can sit all night until the morning

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
NS: work harder and work harder. everywhere. constantly. at night waking up to drink the water, catch unexpected the idea. try to write on a sheet of paper. in the morning she may forget.do what you cannot do in order to learn this live art

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
NS: the plus is that you present yourself. and the disadvantages is the necessity to meet the expectations of

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
NS: do what you cannot do in order to learn this

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
NS: the main thing to see. less to judge and to strain the brain.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
NS: I have my favorite mechanical pencil. it is already 15 years. and a couple of knives on the wax. soldering iron for wax. I made it from the burner on wood my father. he scolded me when he saw my creation. the books. of course sketches

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
NS: it is not always possible leaving of part-time has to work at night. but I have a graph which I clearly. he is my savior.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
NS: it all depends on the complexity and size of the project on average, about 10 days. if you are not distracted

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
NS: what is the idea? tell us the philosophy of your jewelry. at

FS: Who are some of your clients?
NS: mostly these are people who want something unusual, something that cannot be their friend or relative. up to 40 years. asked about earlier urban culture, but because of age or routine can't get to spend time as before. my products it as a symbol for them . look at the jewelry bracelet and I think I remember those days

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
NS: I each stage of love in their own way. each step when creating your project is important.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
NS: I would like to create my personal exhibition. I think it will be something global and experimental

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
NS: I like to work alone. when you create. but some projects need to discuss with my friends to see the obvious solution. it helps a lot

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
NS: Yes of course, I'm working on a collection of two bracelets and rings. some of the issues and the technical aspects I would like to discuss

FS: How can people contact you?
NS: I have e-mail, check every day. mobile

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
NS: creating presentations of jewelry. this is a very important point. it is necessary to pay great attention. the presentation gives a man the idea of the project from the first sight. if it is not caught, no success.


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

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