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Interview with Keyvan Kasaei

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

Interview with Keyvan Kasaei at Sunday 23rd of October 2016
Keyvan Kasaei
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?
KK: I have studied Industrial Design as a major in University. I was Fascinated with Cars, Airplanes, Robots and Sci-fi and I want to Design Robots or Airplanes.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
KK: I work as a Consultant and co-operate with other designers or Developers on a per project basis.

FS: What is "design" for you?
KK: Thinking & acting Differently.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
KK: I am professionally working in Technology field. The web, Mobile apps and Service Design are my main focus. but I am fascinated in any form of Art & Design. regardless.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
KK: Telsa Model S

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
KK: I have developed and Interactive Multimedia Campain back in my early days.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
KK: Material: Wood. Platform: Web, Technology: Service Oriented Technologies.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
KK: Usually When I thinker with the Idea and iterate a number of times.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
KK: All Most all Details as a Whole.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
KK: I feel I'm focused and I don't care about anything else.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
KK: Accomplishment.

FS: What makes a design successful?
KK: In my field of Expertise, It's all about user acceptance & retention.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
KK: I care about Experience Design as well as Technicality as an expert.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
KK: To create a new form of Habit by encouraging the audience to think & act differently.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
KK: Design in evolving every day and the Technology would be more integrated with Design even in pure arts like paintings

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
KK: Como, Italy. And The Next one would be in early 2017.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
KK: Like many Designer, I do Sketch out my Ideas and takes those to actions which I think can have a potential.

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?
KK: Minimalistic. Creative and Simple. Simplicity avoids the confusions. I like the expressive way of communication.

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?
KK: I live in Sydney, Australia and we have an active community of designers and developers. Culturally people welcome any ideas which make the life easier but cons are the community has a conservative approach of problem-solving.

FS: How do you work with companies?
KK: As a consultor or Designer/Developer

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
KK: In my opinion, you can find a good Designer based on the portfolio and similar experiences in the past according to your budget limits.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
KK: 1)Need Finding, 2)Research, 3)Business Analysis, 4)Minimum Viable Product(MVP), 5)user validation testing, 6)Re-evaluation. 7)Delivery & Maintenance

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
KK: 1)Sculptures 2)Paintings 3)My Laptop 4)Headphones 5)Sun Glasses

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
KK: Learning, Developing, and {Ideation and Research}

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
KK: Get involved in your professional community and attend any professional networking events which is possible and also make sure you are recognised based on your portfolio and efforts.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
KK: Being a creator is an amazing feeling. but it will lift your standard of living which might not be easy sometimes.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
KK: Customer/Audience acceptance and Communications

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
KK: Being Visionary, Risk Taker, Communicator and Skills they build through time.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
KK: I am mainly using a code editor, a graphical Software like Sketch or Photoshop and Invision and I study about new Products developed every day in Platforms like Beta list nd Product hunt and Angelist

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
KK: I try my best to do plan for a longer development time if possible.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
KK: In my Field from 1 week to 12 weeks.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
KK: About what were the Key technologies I used

FS: What was your most important job experience?
KK: As a Developer working on a Service-oriented project which now is in the market and being used by thousands

FS: Who are some of your clients?
KK: Startups, Technology Companies.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
KK: Service Design, Due to its Scalability.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
KK: Introducing new Products and Services.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
KK: Depends on the Project but I do both.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
KK: There are two Cloud-based Products and Mobile apps which would be introduced in 2017

FS: How can people contact you?
KK: Through Social networks, especially twitter

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
KK: Thanks to everyone helping me and my teams to be where we are today.


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

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