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 20th of April 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?
NB: I was born in an artist family. I started painting and caricature from 3 yrs old and my first exhibition was held when I was just 5 yrs old. Being a professional designer was my dream.
FS: What is "design" for you?
NB: Design is my spirit.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
NB: In my opinion a design which be able to make connection with the user, speak and be a friend is a good design and that is all i do in my designs and of course joining all aspects of aesthetic, ergonomic, form, function, usabality, accessibility and ... 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: 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: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
NB: Surely creativity and innovation
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
NB: A designer should design not only for present time but also for future! It means that he or she should know essential factors about sustainablity and saving energy and ... the use them So that do not threaten the future life!
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
NB: The last exhibition of mine was "Idiran Design Award Exhibition" that my awarded design was exhibited here in Tehran.
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
NB: I look around and search about natural and bio resources then find a linked relation between and start to enliven the artificial one.
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?
NB: My designs expresses the spirit of the natural things so that make emotional connection with the users.
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: How do you work with companies?
NB: mostly as project.
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: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
NB: A designer does not watch things around like others he or she gaze at them.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
NB: making emotional connection between the product and the user.
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: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
NB: A designer designs his or her plan always.
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: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
NB: the key to succes.
FS: What was your most important job experience?
NB: Every project is important for me as a designer. I take care of it in every job or researching.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
NB: I like designing products specially lighting and speakers.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
NB: applying doctorate of Design this year and after graduation make my own design studio.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
NB: It depends on the project.
FS: How can people contact you?
NB: There are some links they can visit and contact : https://www.instagram.com/nima_bavardi/ https://ir.linkedin.com/in/nima-bavardi-3a5522116 http://www.coroflot.com/NimaBavardi http://nimabvidesign.mihanblog.com/
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