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 Lau King

Home > Designer Interviews > Lau King

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

Interview with Lau King at Monday 4th of May 2020
King Lau
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?
LK: I was graduated from Schools of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong in 2012. I discover my interest in photography since having my first mobile phone with in teenage. I was using its 200 mega pixels to shoot and record my daily life. And then my curiosity of the world and passion of photography and drives me further towards my photography career and dream. Now photography becomes my expression of my aesthetics and philosophy of the world.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
LK: I used to do photography for the commercial work of distinctive and luxurious brands, and then I start further pursuit my career goal and dream in art photography which grants me high level of creative freedom. Previously I have joined both online and offline art exhibitions in both Hong Kong and China. Other then collecting by private collectors, I also work with various parties like art consultancy, online luxury platform, hotel and interior designers e.g. Visto Images, the Artling, Rosewood Guangzhou, Beijing Ancient Architecture Design Institute and Beijing T.K. Chu Design. My focus now is working with my clients for their aesthetics needs in art and photography.

FS: What is "design" for you?
LK: Photography is part of my soul. It is also served as an observation of the world. What I shoot is my soul communicating with the world. I shoot when my frequency connect with the world at that moment. It is the soul language of me I could say.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
LK: I like shooting abstract, still life, geometric and landscape. Anything I find interesting and aesthetics.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
LK: I feel most creative when I am relaxed ,wondering around the street and also while traveling around the world. The freshness gives me new perspective on the reality and discovery.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
LK: The harmonious composition of a photo and the message I want to deliver.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
LK: I used to feel very deep connection with the world, sensitive to the beauty and atmosphere of our living environment. I feel connected to the thing I shoot with my soul.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
LK: The connection of the work with audience.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
LK: Being a photographer and artist could arouse the public awareness on the social and environment issue by their works and statement, to create more love, care and compassion towards our planet and human being in an influential point of view.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
LK: My latest exhibition is currently on-going with the 2020 Art Xiamen (contemporary) Expo online till 30 June. I would like to have more cooperation with more art expo or exhibition with no limit to location, online or offline.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
LK: My sources of inspirations come from my intuition. There is an inner voice ask me to stop to capture the moment when it needs to. It's an inner drive for my life. Just work with your heart and intuition, it will guide you to where you supposed to be.

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?
LK: My artwork style is painterly with emotions, swims between the dark and light frequency and also playing with colors, geometry and abstraction. They are my own unique style coming from my own perspective of 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?
LK: Hong Kong. Hong Kong is blessed with surrounding ocean, a lot of country park and being the busy international flight hub. Despite the cultural heritage and the signature skyscrapers in Hong Kong, I could also access to nature easily and travel around the world with lots of destination spots. The cons to be mentioned is that the living density and expense is relatively high compared to other metropolis, you need to work extra to maintain daily expense and work cost.

FS: How do you work with companies?
LK: Now I am cooperating with worldwide art consultancy, hotel and interior designers e.g. Visto Images, the Artling, Only Abstract, Rosewood Guangzhou , Beijing Ancient Architecture Design Institute and Beijing T.K. Chu Design. They approach me with their decoration needs in their projects. I would either supply my current artwork or commissioned any new pieces if needed.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
LK: I wake up and do a little meditation, make myself a good breakfast and tea. Then I either start working at home office, connecting with client or going out for a relax walk on mountain. If days are sunny, I would love to go to have a sunbath on beach. Connecting with nature is very essential and vital to me and our body.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
LK: Be courage and think of the box. Be brave and resilient to chase your dream. Never give up even the world is against you, no one is supporting you. Listen to your inner guidance to go through the process. You will finally reach the light at the end of tunnel.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
LK: You own intuition is you life-best guidance.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
LK: Curiosity and observation towards the world.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
LK: Canon DSLR and apple iPhone is my best companion. Photoshop and Vsco are my mostly used software for my post-process production.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
LK: Visto Images, Rosewood Guangzhou, Artcm Nanjing, Singapore the Artling, Shanghai Wondulful Department, Nanjing Keyne Centre, Beijing Ancient Architecture Design Institute, Beijing T.K. Chu Design.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
LK: I enjoy the photography time during travel alone the most. It is the time you truly relax yourself with any limitation and distraction from other. The work you created could solely based on your true feeling and perspective towards the place. The level of creativity is the max.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
LK: I would like to have more commissioned project with various entities in the coming future and also artwork integration and collaboration with any existing brands is welcome. Cooperation with galleries is also welcome.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
LK: I develop my style through a long process of self-discovery journey in both inner and outer world.

FS: How can people contact you?
LK: Visit my website www.lauking.com or contact me through my e-mail : laukingphotography@gmail.com


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 Lau King.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Submit Comment | 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 |