Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Tsvetan Petkov (TP) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Tsvetan Petkov by clicking here.
Interview with Tsvetan Petkov at Wednesday 20th 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?
TP: My father was an artist, so I guess it is in my blood.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
TP: I own my own workshop. The company is small but still I manage couple of people.
FS: What is "design" for you?
TP: A way to make that earth a better looking place to live in. At the the the day we are just visiting the third rock from the sun.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
TP: A sweatshirt for a fighting club members
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
TP: I am creative all the time
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
TP: I feel like I am on the beach or in the mountain... pure energy
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
TP: Like I am on the top of the mountain or in the deepest blue sea
FS: What makes a design successful?
TP: You are the jury, so tell me next time.
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
TP: The creativity and the functionality
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
TP: I have already answered.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
TP: It the design that define the future not the opposite
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
TP: In my workshop, which is opened seven days a week
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
TP: My sources... books, movies, faces, mother nature
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?
TP: As an innovative one. I like exploring all the forms, styles and so on
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?
TP: On Planet Earth and yes nature affects my style
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
TP: If you are a football trainer you must see the footballer with the ball. So let the designers design and choose the best one
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
TP: my table, my lamp, my sofa, my kitchen my bath tube
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
TP: In a few words, no.
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
TP: I am still young and I am still learning.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
TP: I think it is the best job. There are no negatives
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
TP: To be creative and provocative
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
TP: I try to do things step by step
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
TP: How long does it take to live a life from begining to end?
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
TP: "How much does it cost?"
FS: What was your most important job experience?
TP: There is no less importatnt experience
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
TP: I adore creating things so I enjoy every type of design work
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
TP: I develop my designs by my self
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
TP: Yes I do. But they must be seen. It is not enough just to talk about them
FS: How can people contact you?
TP: via phone, via e mail, via facebook
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