Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Nima Bavardi (NB) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Nima Bavardi by clicking here.
Interview with Nima Bavardi at Thursday 21st 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?
NB: I born in an artist family and I started painting and caricature from 3 yrs old and my the first exhibition was held when I was just 5 yrs old so I grow up with art and finally I decided to bercome professional designer so I entered to academic level.
FS: What is "design" for you?
NB: Actually I live with design and all of my designs present my spirit.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
NB: In my opinion a design that could be able to connect with the user, speak and be a friend is a good design and that is all i do in my design and of course joining all aspects of aesthetic, ergonomic, form, function, usabality, accessibility, ... complete the meaning of a good design. I like designs that contain mentioned items.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
NB: My first design for a company was a multi-functional lighting inspired by islamic patterns.
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
NB: Actually there are many favorite material and technologies but honestly I prefer green n eco-friendly materials in my designs.
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
NB: When i see shortage and gaps in society my mind become ultra active and creative to find the best solution by designing .
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
NB: In my idea technology is growing faster and faster Vice versa spirit is forgotten so I think emotional should bold in design. Of course all aspects of aesthetic, ergonomic, form, function, usabality, accessibility, ... should be follow up.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
NB: I feel victorious because of successful connection between my design and the user.
FS: What makes a design successful?
NB: A design that a user can connect easily, love and live with it and besides of that be a solution for his/her problem and necessity without any damage, is successfull.
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?
NB: I am Iranian, born in Tabriz and living in Tehran. Yes of course and I consider the culture and beliefs of the people of a society, where I design for. Iran is islamic country and designers may follow islamic patterns and forms. You can see these fantastic patterns specially in architectural buildings.
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
NB: Competitions specially A'Design is a good source to find and select good designers. There are various categories and companies by their field of work can find them easily.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
NB: There are many skills needed for a designer but the most important skill is good and understandable presentation of a solution, idea and design and some software can be useful.
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
NB: I sktech in my sketchbook and after I design the selective concept mostly by Rhino Ceros software.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
NB: It depends on what kind and how complexity the project is.
FS: How can people contact you?
NB: There are some links they can visit and contact : https://ir.linkedin.com/in/nima-bavardi-3a5522116 http://www.coroflot.com/NimaBavardi http://nimabvidesign.mihanblog.com/
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