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Interview with Oksana Kashkovskaya

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Oksana Kashkovskaya (OK) for A’ Design Award and Competition. You can access the full profile of Oksana Kashkovskaya by clicking here.

Interview with Oksana Kashkovskaya at Monday 24th 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?
OK: I began working as a professional photographer about four years ago and it was a really passion of me to create the perfect photos with a different graphic elemets.The follow year i began close to research the different 3D Softwares and with every year my knowledge at this area had increased ,thus i could create the interesting short movies of animation. I think what has made me exactly the designer is beauty around me what i so appreciate at every moment of beautiful day. i'm in love the design area since my childhood and it was the really great and important part of me to create something ,since drawing the pictures.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
OK: I'm a Freelancer,thus i have my own brand with my initial such as name and surname.The direct aim of my own brand to show the unusual and interesting ways of design that i use at the different works,the using of bright colors with interaction of natural color as white and dark.To come to life unusual characters at my movie and they can live their own life to tell us about interesting stories what we can see at these short projects.

FS: What is "design" for you?
OK: For me design is as air, without creation of interesting idea can't start my new day.This is what i see at the shapes,colors,factures.I can be inspired by different ideas, for example background of companies for creation little stories which can be unusual and interesting always, also by real life of people and just beautiful moments at the usual life.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
OK: Most of all i adore at the design to work over an unusual and bright idea and during creating the storyboard to find the interesting ways and how exactly this idea will be looks, what the Softwares will be used at this case.Also the complete assembling of result ,(if talk about film production), with using of music and special effects if necessary.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
OK: My favorite design is when all conception of project looks as one whole ,when shapes and colors looks as they are should exist only together,when every moment or design detail at the design project has the perfect interaction with each over and looks very harmonic.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
OK: My first thing what i designed was the holiday card had made by me with graphic elements on the photos.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
OK: I like almost the all Softwares for creating my projects ,together they have more power for creating design but also i'm in love at 3D Softwares.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
OK: I feel creative when i read the next requirements about new project and some ideas birth at my head at this moment and i see what exactly i can do for this project ,this is an amazing feeling of inspiration and also part of process of this work doing me very creative person at that moment.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
OK: Of course this is should be some interesting elements what precisely will be very interesting to public such as colors,light of pictures, contrast and graphic elements ,thus this design to be remembered to people at first sight and leave the pleasant impression.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
OK: The emotion as passion,happines,exciting of working moment,and so pleasant fatigue to the completed project.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
OK: This is not posible to transfer all feelings in words for understanding!Too many happines that all my laboring had the success.

FS: What makes a design successful?
OK: I think it is a good and bright idea ,what hasn't the general with another works of different designers.Something that can be only yours and people will be able to find out it that it is exactly your design,your style .

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
OK: Probably first of all i think about good aspects,becouse first what see at the project is how good an overal design and after will be see some bad sides of this project.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
OK: I think that people should see at design the main idea what can influence on the environment very positive.For instance,this can be the natural materials , thus to show how possible to save the important resources of our planet to create a good design use the environment-friendly factures and design can looks perfect with these as well.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
OK: Absolutely yes,i think design evolve with each year.Are creating more unusual ideas of design at the different categories,designers try to show convinient design with interaction with bright idea.I think will be more simple and useful products with natural materials.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
OK: MIXED/JOINT EXHIBITIONS, Exibition of my video work for Marine Stewardship Council was 2016 UK,London by YCN organisation on the event Student Award,Barbican center.

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?
OK: My design style can recognize via colours at the pictures and movie frames,i like to use the bright color but not at the all details ,for example one general detail against the background of other items but overal will be look very harmonic ,very often this interaction can sees with more natural colours as white colour and with dark colors.At my works you can see the white background color very often.And of course i use the interesting characters at all my projects ,that exist not only for filling some hollowness but also is for important meanings of every character.

FS: How do you work with companies?
OK: My cultural co-operation with different companies is very interesting always.The all companies would to see their own ideas and would that they will come to life at improved view.It is always so interesting to work over new project and after that see how the successful results find the happy approval.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
OK: The most vast company try to enlist really very good professionals and looking for first of all on the popular resources of design spheres and find that they would to see.But very often companies forget about talent new designers and don't would working with them because their experiense has the not enough years than they would to see.I think that companies working on good results shouldn't forget about new designer and give them a chance because at the further it will be worth it.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
OK: When i begin working with some project i really plunge into this deeply,usually i working a lot of time over project and never forget even about little detail that can be not so important.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
OK: Usually I start my new day early and doing a lot of different affairs in a row.My day very busy always, I try to coverage many necessary aspects of my day and spend a lot of time on my projects.My day come to an end very late but a lot of different affairs completed at that momemt.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
OK: My suggestion it is working hard and achieve goals and of course develop your skills every day at some new knowledge ,this will be a good step on the way to success.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
OK: To belong to positive sides of this is an interesting spend of time, your imagination come to life at your works and feeling from successfully complete work. What about negative side it is a lot of time that sometimes doesn't belong to you but it’s worth it. So at this case more positive moments than not.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
OK: To trust intuition and understand the main concepts of tasks of project.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
OK: First of all, a patience, secondly to know about different new methods and never lose the interesting opportunities for achievement new skills, to interest about new softwares because with each years become more and more new enhancing programs for more interesting work at projects.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
OK: My usually Softwares is a package of Adobe and 3D Softwares and of course i working only with the graphic pen.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
OK: At this case I have a schedule of all my time over projects and I can complete it at time.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
OK: It is depends on what is the project,if it’s a poster thus it can take not many time but a movie projects ,for instance approximately 30 sec duration of animation at the 2D space roughly 2 weeks and more,3D animations projects longer than 2D and take a time 2 or 3 months and more.

FS: What was your most important job experience?
OK: Working with 3D animation.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
OK: This is different clients what doing a good work for our environment.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
OK: I adore the final part of postproduction work with adding the music and additional speсial effects and I really enjoy this moment.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
OK: Create more unusual and bright projects.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
OK: I develop my design myself,but working as part of team it’s a good experience as well.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
OK: Yes,maybe I have a few ideas that just at the course of work.

FS: How can people contact you?
OK: The general contact with me via my mail i always able for connection.


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

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