Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Xiaofei Cui (XC) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Xiaofei Cui by clicking here.
Interview with Xiaofei Cui at Saturday 16th of April 2016
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?
XC: 1993, product designer, BA, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, ZHENGZHOU/CHINA. 2006, product designer, MA, Northumbria University, NEWCASTLE/UK.
FS: What is "design" for you?
XC: Design is my life.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
XC: Tableware design.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
XC: The challenge of design always make me feel more exciting.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
XC: I think as same as other designer.
FS: What makes a design successful?
XC: In-depth research.
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
XC: Make your products live longer, don't be a earth killer.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
XC: I agree, in my opinion, the future of design is based on the thinking and rethinking of mankind's position.
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?
XC: In my opinion, the best style is without style, that mean design is not for style, design is for people, so it can be any styles.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
XC: Sketching and modeling.
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
XC: Make the timetable for each case.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
XC: In most simple cases, at least three months for me.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
XC: I prefer tableware design, because it's much more easily to control the processing by myself.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
XC: I am going to publish a personal design portfolio book, including personal perspective of design.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
XC: In most cases I am working as a team leader.
FS: How can people contact you?
XC: Email:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Mobile: 0086 13700857101
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