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Interview with Bem Robinson

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

Interview with Bem Robinson at Monday 18th of August 2014
Bem Robinson
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?
BR: I am a graduate of product design from Nottingham Trent University graduating in July 2014 , I have always been a creative person questioning things and wanting to invent

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
BR: N/A although I would hope to have one soon

FS: What is "design" for you?
BR: An outlet for creative expression

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
BR: Furniture

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
BR: My glasses as I can see from them I am emotionally atteched to the design

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
BR: n/a

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
BR: Favourite material to work with is wood or alabaster

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
BR: Lunch time , or when I am modelling a product

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
BR: User experience

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
BR: Happiness when a project is going well , frustration when a project is slow

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
BR: relief

FS: What makes a design successful?
BR: How it connects emotionally to the audience

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
BR: Does it have a particular audience does it have a need

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
BR: To be social conscious of processes as to not damage the environment more or the health and well being of others

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
BR: I think the design field is turning more to technology and 3d printing I would like to see more craft based designs emerge

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
BR: Last exhibition was new designers 2014 in London, the next exhibition will be Design Junction in September 2014 part of London Design Week

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
BR: My inspiration comes form various places , my peers and family, art and nature

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?
BR: I like curves in my design , also I like my work to stand out therefore I owuld so my design style is quite bold but also risky

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?
BR: England. It has a wealth of multicultural heritage that aids me in design, however it is really abroad in Scandinavia that my design inspiration comes from

FS: How do you work with companies?
BR: N/A

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
BR: They can look at a good portfolio but most importantly companies need to find a designer whos ethos and personality fits in with them

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
BR: My glasses, my phone my pen and pencils and journal/diary

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
BR: On a project day I wake up check emails, model in the workshop and repeat until I find a process that I am happy with although everyday is different

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
BR: Question everything and strive to push boundaries

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
BR: Its a creative laid back industry , however underpaid and work can become tedious

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
BR: Contrast in design be different

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
BR: Visualisation

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
BR: Saw, Lathe , Silcone , Scalpel , Duck Taper Screwdriver . Solidworks 3ds max Rhino Autocad

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
BR: I plan , I have a journal in which I set deadlines for myself to hit

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
BR: Approximately 4-8 weeks depending on budget and size of project

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
BR: How do I find inspiration

FS: What was your most important job experience?
BR: Interning for Ralston & Bau

FS: Who are some of your clients?
BR: N/A

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
BR: I like creating furniture

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
BR: Gain a job or commissions to make more items, sell more items to retail

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
BR: Develop my designs by myself

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
BR: N/A

FS: How can people contact you?
BR: bemrobinson'hotmail.co.uk +447807988648

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
BR: N/A


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

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