THE AWARD
CATEGORIES
REGISTRATION
SUBMIT YOUR WORK
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
TERMS & CONDITIONS
PUBLICATIONS
DATES & FEES
METHODOLOGY
CONTACT
WINNERS
PRESS ROOM
GET INVOLVED
DESIGN PRIZE
DESIGN STORE
 
THE AWARD | JURY | CATEGORIES | REGISTRATION | PRESS | WINNERS | PUBLICATIONS | ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Interview with Dongjoo Jung

Home > Designer Interviews > Dongjoo Jung

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

Interview with Dongjoo Jung at Sunday 24th of February 2019

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?
DJ: I have a quiet long story about my background. I studied stage design, and worked as stage designer, and prop designer for drama and short films. After serving military service, my desire was to fill out more about art history and philosophies. So, I decided to study in the States. I started majoring in art history, but one and a half year later, I wanted to do more creative things not like writing and reading. And I made another big decision to major in Interior Design. I started studying interior architecture, and I got into it really. Then, after I went to grad school, I got interested in furniture design. So, I took some furniture classes, and made some hand crafted furniture.

FS: What is "design" for you?
DJ: The meaning of Design for me is to consider others or society or our future.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
DJ: I just love designing anything. I just enjoy thinking about any ideas if I can make it even better ergonomically or socially.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
DJ: It may sound very weird, but when I take a shower, I get a lot of ideas.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
DJ: I always try to keep being well balanced. I have a lot of things that I have to consider during designing, such as holding concept, materiality, ergonomic aspects, and so on.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
DJ: I am always enthusiastic when I design something. I feel I am alive.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
DJ: The first thing that I consider when judging a design is how much it is user-centered.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
DJ: There is no legislative power for designers to change society or environment better, but I do believe that just tiny idea of designer has a great power of changing of the world.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
DJ: My last exhibition was July 2018 in NYC. It was my first solo popup exhibition about my furniture series.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
DJ: I do not try to get some specific inspiration, but I am always to try to be open-minded, and positive for everything. I do believe that everything is connected in the world.

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?
DJ: I currently live in NYC. Compared to other cities in the States, the biggest benefit of living in NYC is there are a lot of cultural things, such as galleries, museums, architectures, and so on.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
DJ: iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac Pro, Marc Jacobs Translucent Tote Bag, and Paul Smith Card Case

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
DJ: Both visual and verbal communication skill is very important for a designer.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
DJ: I try to use as much as I need. Tools are one of the most important things during designing since it helps to transfer and express from my brain to physical results.

FS: What was your most important job experience?
DJ: I used to work in Lissoni Inc which was established by Italian Designer and architect Piero Lissoni. Before I joined the firm, I already knew him and respected him a lot. I learned about what minimalism is exactly from him.


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

A’ Design Award and Competitions grants rights to press members and bloggers to use parts of this interview. This interview is provided as it is; DesignPRWire and A' Design Award and Competitions cannot be held responsible for the answers given by participating designers.


Press Members: Register and login to request a custom interview with Dongjoo Jung.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |