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Interview with Xie Min Xuan

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

Interview with Xie Min Xuan at Tuesday 5th of May 2020

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?
XMX: Curious about all kinds of new things, which makes me a designer

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
XMX: My company is located in Taipei, Taiwan, and I also have a branch in Vietnam

FS: What is "design" for you?
XMX: Use unconventional logical thinking to solve problems

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
XMX: Soulful design

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
XMX: My favorite is the design that blends with nature

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
XMX: A 60 square meter home

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
XMX: Natural marble

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
XMX: At midnight when one is not disturbed

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
XMX: I am more concerned about the interaction between people and space

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
XMX: It ’s complicated, sometimes I am happy, but sometimes I feel anxious

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
XMX: When designing, I will feel the dialogue with the space

FS: What makes a design successful?
XMX: I think the definition of success should be to give a new life to the space, and the people in the space are happy

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
XMX: First I will notice the atmosphere of the space

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
XMX: Designers should use their own ability to coordinate everything, whether it ’s the environment or the people

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
XMX: What can change the world and make the world a better place has always been design, has n’t it?

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
XMX: Usually my work design inspiration comes from my life experience

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?
XMX: I found a place in the space that can echo the environment, this is probably my design style

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?
XMX: Designers in Taiwan are actually not an easy industry. Taiwan is a small country, but there are a lot of design talents going international. I think the reason for this part is probably that the market is too small, and I am also very proud. Taiwan has many Excellent design talent

FS: How do you work with companies?
XMX: In the company we will discuss the development possibilities of the design case together

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
XMX: I think the attitude of work is much more important than talent. Only by conscientiously and paying attention to each design case can we make a good design.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
XMX: When I am quietly designing, the surrounding environment must be very quiet, which helps me think.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
XMX: You have to discover unique things that will make you different

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
XMX: On the positive side, always come up with fresh solutions, but you have to sleep later than the average person

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
XMX: Use unconventional logical thinking to solve problems

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
XMX: Anything that can express your thoughts and let others know is a good way

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
XMX: Usually I like to use 3D software

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
XMX: How do i touch others

FS: Who are some of your clients?
XMX: Construction company, restaurant, school, private

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
XMX: Design works by the sea or by the lake, maybe I like the vastness of the sea, it always makes me feel relaxed

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
XMX: In the future plan, I hope to actively develop the Vietnamese market

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
XMX: Usually I will judge how much manpower is needed according to the type or size of the case

FS: How can people contact you?
XMX: You can contact my company through the website, http://www.chuan-wo.com/index.php


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

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