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Interview with Jie Yang

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

Interview with Jie Yang at Monday 22nd of April 2019
Jie Yang
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?
JY: I began to study fine arts at the age of five, such as sketch, watercolor, oil painting and so on. In fact, I was very naughty when I was a child. My parents didn't have time to look after me, so they sent me to the holiday art class and let the art teacher take care of me. Then found that i have a special sensitivity to art, and then I never give up my art study until I finish my studies and enter the social work. It is logical that i become a designer. I think my most suitable job is design, which will bring me endless happiness and satisfaction. I love design very much.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
JY: After ten years of work, I started to set up my own studio, because I have accumulated a lot of experience, and many friends support my decision. I think setting up my own studio is the way I have to go. Now the studio has been six years, more and more people recognize us, we began to go international, and more friends to discuss design.

FS: What is "design" for you?
JY: My design is life.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
JY: I like to design natural, free and emotional design.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
JY: I don't have a favorite, because there will always be better design works, so I think they are worth to appreciate and learn.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
JY: The first thing is to get in touch with his founder and find out what's beneath his appearance and deep inside his soul.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
JY: I like paints and brushes because they are the things closest to you in the process of creation.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
JY: My most creative time is when everyone is off work or resting, because I like quiet.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
JY: I am concerned about the accuracy of the information expressed in the design, not just the beautiful pictures.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
JY: When I think of a good idea, I get very excited and start writing key words or drawing some drafts right away.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
JY: Just as happy as seeing my children, I will put them on my display shelf.

FS: What makes a design successful?
JY: Success comes from a deep understanding of the project and teamwork.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
JY: Good or bad is not absolute, I think, depending on which angle we look at, I seldom use good or bad to evaluate a design.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
JY: Designer's responsibility, should bring people's life beautiful and convenient, should be the flashpoint in the environment.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
JY: In the field of design, we should lead the progress of the times and try to find a new sustainable development direction in the future.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
JY: I'm sorry that I haven't held a personal exhibition yet, but I have published my works in design books, but I believe there will be a personal exhibition soon.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
JY: Design inspiration, I think, stems from the understanding of life, in order to make better creativity, so I will try a variety of different ways of life, contact with different people, with their hearts to feel them.

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?
JY: My design style is simple and trendy, because people don't like too complicated design. The main feature of my style is a brand new feeling. The method used in the design will not be similar to the same style. This is what I have always followed.

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?
JY: I live in Shenzhen, China. Of course, the culture of our country will affect me, because design needs to coexist harmoniously with human beings. In China, design is actually very interesting, because China has thousands of years of cultural accumulation, these long history and culture, will make designers easily "kidnapped" by culture, but the advantage is that there are endless elements to stimulate your design inspiration.

FS: How do you work with companies?
JY: Our country has a formal system of cooperation, and all people will abide by these rules. We will select companies that have a certain understanding of design and attach importance to design to cooperate.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
JY: This is actually a difficult problem. In the process of China's transformation from a big manufacturing country to a big creating country, it means that Chinese entrepreneurs need to know more about design at the same time, which is often more difficult than running their companies. I would recommend that they seriously talk to the design company, because in the course of the conversation, they can find out whether the design company has noticed the core issues that the enterprise needs to solve, rather than constantly comparing the design manuscripts. So we never take part in the competitive tender work.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
JY: When working on a design project, I don't get into the working phase very quickly, but I think about ideas whenever I want, and maybe I'll travel. When you have creative ideas that excite you, you will enter the working state.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
JY: Vase, tea table, table lamp, wine rack, desk

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
JY: After waking up in the morning, I had breakfast, took my daughter to school, went back to the studio to have a meeting to discuss the work to be done that day and the arrangements for the next few days. Tea making, calligraphy writing, chatting with visiting guests, asking about the team's progress before work, and discussing her affairs with her daughter when she returns home. I like this kind of natural life, I think a good family together can make my design inspiration more loving.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
JY: Young designers need time to settle down and not be too anxious. I suggest that when you are young, you read more books, read excellent designs, live a better life, and get along with the people around you more harmoniously.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
JY: Actively, you can guide your employer to have a good idea and implement it well; negatively, you are afraid that it will affect your design and give you more unprofessional opinions, so design is actually a job of communication and understanding.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
JY: The principle of subject-predicate-object satisfies the expression of the first information element, and then the second and third.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
JY: comprehension and communication skills

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
JY: I call the knowledge base needed for design. The existing knowledge is the knowledge base, but I never confine myself to the existing knowledge to find these answers, so we need to add the library to find the desired content from other places. I may be looking for unrelated books.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
JY: I will plan the time node for this work, when I want to be creative, when I want to find information and when I want to finish the manuscript.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
JY: It usually takes 30 to 60 days.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
JY: How do you need us to help you?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
JY: From school to society, it was a very hard time, let me know what is insistence, adhere to the design is correct.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
JY: OPPO, Hengdian Group and Corps are all well-known enterprises in China, of course, there are also small start-ups.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
JY: I like works that can express people's feelings. I think design is an indispensable part of life, which can make our life better.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
JY: My future plan is to become a top design company in China, help more enterprises to have a good brand image, and then I will get more awards to prove that I can help them, which is the partner they should choose.

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

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
JY: There's a lot of work going on, but I'd like to take a long time to answer this A'Design questionnaire seriously, because it's something to be happy about.

FS: How can people contact you?
JY: Telephone or Wechat, it's very convenient.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
JY: I hope A'Design is getting better and better, and I hope I can win more awards.


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

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