Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Ljiljana Reljic @ Snezana Cvetkovic (LS) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Ljiljana Reljic @ Snezana Cvetkovic by clicking here.
Interview with Ljiljana Reljic @ Snezana Cvetkovic at Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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?
LS: My hobby has always been handmaking toys.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
LS: Our company does not produce toys. It encourages creativity with new ideas.
FS: What is "design" for you?
LS: It is the ability to create beauty around us.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
LS: Sensor and perceptual board.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
LS: Natural and recycled materials , handmade .
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
LS: When I am pleased with myself.
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
LS: Possibility of practical use.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
FS: What makes a design successful?
LS: If people want to have it.
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
LS: J seek for practical use.
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
LS: Producing ecological and safe products.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
LS: Producing simple and safe products.
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
LS: I work with children and I find inspiration in their games.
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?
LS: Use of natural resources, recycling.
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?
LS: I live in town. The possibility of using packing in creative way.
FS: How do you work with companies?
LS: I had no experience so far.
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
LS: Gathering packings, creating smaller toys and then selecting the most interesting ones for children.
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
LS: Furniture, sculpture, designing food.
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
LS: Preparing for work, work in preschool group and time for family.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
LS: The positive side is possibility of creating what I want. Negative side is lack of education for designers.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
LS: Good idea.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
LS: Scisors, glue, ruler, pencil.
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
LS: Thanks to team work.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
LS: Between 6 months and 1 year.
FS: What was your most important job experience?
LS: Devotion to the idea.
FS: Who are some of your clients?
LS: Preschool group, schools, parents.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
LS: The realisation of the product, where my creativity shows.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
LS: Boards with other motives.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
LS: I work as a team.
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
FS: How can people contact you?
FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
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