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Interview with Tsai

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Tsai (T) for A’ Design Award and Competition. You can access the full profile of Tsai by clicking here.

Interview with Tsai at Tuesday 2nd of April 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?
T: I'm graduated from architecture of NCKU in Taiwan, after 2008 I began my career in architecture. Till now 10 years, i have no doubt to become a designer.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
T: TALI design is set up by me and my wife, it is shortened " Tsai Architecture Liu Interior".

FS: What is "design" for you?
T: Design is to make the life better for me.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
T: architecture and interior

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
T: every thing from APPLE

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
T: Our won house.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
T: wood/ achidaily

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
T: when the case completed!

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
T: architecture and interior

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
T: a little bit depressed and a lot of exciting

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
T: HAPPY AND CONFORTED

FS: What makes a design successful?
T: cooperation

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
T: value of public

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
T: to make the environment better

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
T: for architecture design , it has to integrate many sides of experts, the future fir design is more and more complicated.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
T: no

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
T: the children's smile!

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?
T: simple but not easy!

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?
T: Kinmen / Taiwan, the traditional houses

FS: How do you work with companies?
T: just design and drawing!

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
T: not easy!

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
T: just follow the time!

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
T: chairs!

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
T: climb!

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
T: never give up!

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
T: just do it!

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
T: just do it!

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
T: just do it!

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
T: CAD

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
T: it's impposible to manage

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
T: 1-3YEARS

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
T: can you earn money?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
T: no

FS: Who are some of your clients?
T: schools

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
T: library

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
T: just do it!

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
T: TEAMWORK

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
T: NO

FS: How can people contact you?
T: NO

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
T: NO


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

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