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Interview with Anna Muratova

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

Interview with Anna Muratova at Sunday 20th of October 2019
Anna Muratova
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?
AM: As a child I always enjoyed creating something new and I made websites as a hobby. However, I bacame designer reletevely recently. While studying in master degree in applied mathematics and computer science in HSE one of the subjects was UI UX, which I really enjoyed. So after that I decided to learn more about design and in parallel with my studies I completed additional education in HSE in graphic design.

FS: What is "design" for you?
AM: Design is the creation of something new that suits people's needs.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
AM: Most of all I like creating promo sites and landing pages.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
AM: It was the UI design of online course «How to organize a festival» at the company Vector, Strelka.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
AM: I enjoy all of Adobe programs.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
AM: When I have interesting and unusual task.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
AM: First of all, convenience and simplicity in use, and then the design in general.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
AM: I feel inspired.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
AM: Mostly, happy or proud.

FS: What makes a design successful?
AM: Successful design satisfies the customer and the target audience likes it too. If such a design also has an unusual idea, then it is even better.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
AM: I have inspiration from great works on behance, dribbble and from design competitions winners.

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?
AM: I enjoy minimalism and interesting creative ideas.

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?
AM: I live in Russia. I have inspiration from the works from different countries across the world.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
AM: My design process starts from structuring all the given information, then sketching different variations and selecting the best one. And after that I make it visually attractive.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
AM: Good communication with clients and understanding target audience.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
AM: During design I use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and sometimes After Effects.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
AM: I try to plan my work and divide it into several parts.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
AM: Depending on the project it can take from several hours to several weeks.

FS: What was your most important job experience?
AM: Making promo site for Sony, EXTRA BASS on svyaznoy.ru website.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
AM: I enjoy making promo sites and landing pages, because it's like telling a short story, but in a visual way.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
AM: I want to make interactive websites with animation.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
AM: Usually I develop designs by myself.

FS: How can people contact you?
AM: You can contact me via email anyaamuratova@gmail.com


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

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