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Interview with Juntao Liu

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

Interview with Juntao Liu at Monday 4th of May 2020
Juntao Liu
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?
JL: Love is the best motive force, also only love drive themselves to continue.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
JL: A small team of 7 people, hoping to establish a small and beautiful best combination, team members to learn together, collaboration.

FS: What is "design" for you?
JL: In essence, design is a problem solving process, starting from the problem, to solve the problem.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
JL: Minimalist design work

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
JL: Less is more

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
JL: Establish a complete visual recognition system

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
JL: Natural, natural, no design

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
JL: At night, alone time, it's easier to think

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
JL: Focus more on whether this design is the most appropriate, appropriate choice? Whether it is appropriate and accurate to convey the thing itself

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
JL: The design process is like answering a question, which is the answer given after deliberation, which is not very happy :)

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
JL: joy

FS: What makes a design successful?
JL: Good social design environment and the development of design industry

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
JL: Design is not good or bad, only suitable or not

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
JL: Design should make life better

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
JL: The continuous progress of society drives design to develop in a better direction. The future of design is to create value through design, so that more people benefit from design, consumption design

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
JL: The most recent exhibition is a public benefit exhibition for the epidemic in xi 'an, which is scheduled to hold an invitational exhibition of the company's 5th anniversary design in mid-august

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
JL: nternet and books, through learning, can reserve a wealth of knowledge

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?
JL: I have not formed my own design style, but I always hope that my design is a design with emotion and temperature

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?
JL: Xi 'an, China, is a country with a splendid culture. Tradition should be compatible with modern times, let The Times soak the ancient meaning through tradition, transform and innovate the tradition, inherit but not be conservative.

FS: How do you work with companies?
JL: Respect each other and friendly cooperation

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
JL: The company should provide designers with a relaxed and pleasant office environment, and establish a benign mechanism for the long-term cooperation between the two parties. The company's choice of designers is creative and love of design

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
JL: Around the design proposition to carry out creative thinking, determine creativity, start to implement, adjust and deepen the design, design submission

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
JL: RT 20, T 1000 radios by dieter RAMS, PK22 by Poul Kjarholm, alien juicer by Philippe Starck, B&O A9

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
JL: In the morning, I made clear the design tasks for the day with the team, and then I used the rest of the day to discuss and complete the design

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
JL: Life is a process of continuous learning, only continuous learning to become the one you want to be

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
JL: The positive impact is professional and social recognition through design, the negative impact is not

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
JL: Less is more,Good Design is as Little Design as Possible

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
JL: Ability to accurately judge design propositions

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
JL: I often try to participate in the design process by hand. I hope there will be more books in the design process.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
JL: During the design process, I tend to spend more time thinking about the design, and then I will spend a reasonable amount of time to execute the design idea after the mature thinking

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
JL: Owing to the different things

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
JL: How to solve design problems through design

FS: What was your most important job experience?
JL: The most important experience is working in both advertising and design companies and then benefiting from the two different corporate cultures

FS: Who are some of your clients?
JL: Shaanxi grand theatre, xi 'an concert hall, xi 'an art museum...

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
JL: Minimalist design work

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
JL: In the future, I hope I can be more involved in the design of different fields such as plane, space, exhibition and products, and I am currently involved in the design of space projects

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
JL: The team cooperation

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
JL: At present, I am trying to participate in a space design project of a b&b across the boundary to achieve a multi-dimensional understanding of the design

FS: How can people contact you?
JL: Contact me at www.jianshan816.com


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

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