Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Cheng-Chen Chen (CC) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Cheng-Chen Chen by clicking here.
Interview with Cheng-Chen Chen at Wednesday 27th 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?
CC: At first I was architecture background,but now I want to do more to change in my life.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
CC: Lifestyle is one and only style of design.
FS: What is "design" for you?
CC: My life is my design.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
CC: Commercial Space.
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
CC: KOKO store.Integration of digital life and interior design which shortens the distance between staff and customers.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
CC: A japanese restaurant , Maru Sushi.
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
CC: Less is more.
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
CC: I live in it.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
FS: What makes a design successful?
CC: Percentage change
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?
CC: The impact after the change.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
CC: Keep change.
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
CC: my life
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?
CC: No style limitations.
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?
CC: Taipei city.
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
CC: Team work and return to zero.
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
CC: I'm like a user.
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
CC: doors,tables,chairs,windows and lights
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
CC: Concepts important than technique.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
CC: Insistence on aesthetic feeling.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
CC: I think therefore I am.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
CC: I think therefore I am
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
CC: Formulate direction.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
CC: 2 months
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
CC: What's your style ?
FS: What was your most important job experience?
CC: Affirmed by the client.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
CC: my home
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
CC: International case.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
CC: A team
FS: How can people contact you?
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