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Interview with Jingyi Cai

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

Interview with Jingyi Cai at Wednesday 26th of April 2017
Jingyi Cai
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?
JC: I graduated from Guangzhou Acmdemy of Fine Arts in China and now work in a design company in Hongkong. I like everything about art. I think it's fun to create something.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
JC: We are a new design company with a total of 10 employees. We are passionate about design.

FS: What is "design" for you?
JC: Design is a kind of art for human to change nature.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
JC: No fixed preferences. I like all the good things.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
JC: My hobby is changing, but I like simple design.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
JC: An apartment.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
JC: I like natural things and handmade things.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
JC: I like to chat, chat often appear some creativity.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
JC: The relationship between space and people.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
JC: Mood? Nothing special. There will be no emotion when thinking

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

FS: What makes a design successful?
JC: Insist.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
JC: Logical and reasonable.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
JC: Deal with each design and their relationship.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
JC: Design tools will be more and more easy to use, everyone can be a designer.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
JC: Guangzhou, China。 I haven't thought about it yet.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
JC: Many sources of inspiration, mostly from life.

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?
JC: In fact, I do not think I belong to a particular style of design, should belong to the modern style. My design is characterized by: remove all useless things.

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?
JC: I live in china. Chinese culture will certainly affect every chinese. China is characterized by "fast", everything is very fast, this is the advantage and disadvantage.

FS: How do you work with companies?
JC: Partner.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
JC: Everyone's attitude towards the design is not the same, it is difficult to recommend.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
JC: I like to use a pencil to help me think about the paper, and finally use the computer to draw.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
JC: My home is not too much about the design items, home is just a place to rest.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
JC: Surfing the Internet, reading and working.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
JC: Everyone's attitude towards the design is not the same, it is difficult to recommend.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
JC: When customers can not understand my design will be a little negative.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
JC: Less is more.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
JC: observation

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
JC: Pencil and paper, this is the most simple and practical tools.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
JC: I like to work according to the normal working hours, do not like to work overtime.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
JC: About 1 months.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
JC: How to control the budget and ensure the design effect.

FS: What was your most important job experience?
JC: How to control the budget and ensure the design effect.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
JC: businessman.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
JC: I love all the good things.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
JC: Maybe it's the next job.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
JC: Team.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
JC: Of course, I hope to finish and share the results.

FS: How can people contact you?
JC: E-mail can contact our company. info@twinhorse.com.hk

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
JC: Yes,it is.


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

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