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Interview with Xavier Alexis Rosado

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

Interview with Xavier Alexis Rosado at Tuesday 28th of April 2020
Xavier Alexis Rosado
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?
XAR: After, I saw a teacher sewing for a Jayuya Festival, I decided to participate for the same competition. For my surprise, I won the First Place in the National Indigenous Festival of Jayuya Puerto Rico. During that moment, I decided to be a designer. I believe I do have different abilities and skills to create unique piece of clothes.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
XAR: Currently, I’m working as a freelance.

FS: What is "design" for you?
XAR: Design is a dominion of the art, that you can express an idea for any purpose.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
XAR: I do like to design high fashion dress and books.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
XAR: “LA LAMPARA” was a project created for Miss Universe of Puerto Rico. Most I like for this design was the shape and idea.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
XAR: I did my first design to my sister Molly, I called “LLUVIA”. The design was a representation of the raining days in Puerto Rico. The material was nature rope material and quartz cords.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
XAR: My favorite material is ixtle.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
XAR: I do feel the most creative when I’m spending time with my nephews and nieces.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
XAR: I do focus more in the materials, body shape and be an exclusive design.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
XAR: After I completed a design, I do feel satisfied. Another goal is complete.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
XAR: Adrenaline is what I feel after my design are realized.

FS: What makes a design successful?
XAR: I believe what makes a design successful is the satisfaction of my customer.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
XAR: Such as the following aspects: No shape of body, style isn’t appropriate and quality of the textures.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
XAR: Contribute to new trends of the fashion and create significate changes to the society.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
XAR: I believe, design field will be able to have more flexible techniques of construction.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
XAR: My last exhibition was in National Indigenous Festival of Jayuya Puerto Rico. I would like to have my next exhibition in Italy.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
XAR: My inspiration come from visualization of my art.

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?
XAR: I describe my design style as a couture. Some of the main characteristics of my style are the geometric pieces, textural and shape of the design. All my designs are made with raw material.

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?
XAR: I live in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Yes, I feel the cultural heritage of my country affects my design because I feel using raw material.

FS: How do you work with companies?
XAR: Freelance.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
XAR: Demonstrate responsibilities, discipline and unique style.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
XAR: My design process is simple, if I had an idea right now, I used a pencil & paper and start organizing my ideas. Then I used Photoshop Illustrator and start build it up the idea.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
XAR: Camillet Design, all my design for National Indigenous Festival of Jayuya Puerto Rico, Men Collection & Wedding dress.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
XAR: I usually wake at 6a, go for a morning run with delicious breakfast and my day start. I drive 1hr 30min weekday to Yauco High School to teach my student how amazing is fashion design.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
XAR: Create a brand and a business.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
XAR: Negatives is a lot of competition and Positive opportunity express yourself and create a product.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
XAR: Discipline is my golden rule.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
XAR: Product quality skill design and esthetic design.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
XAR: Photoshop, Illustrator, YouTube and MS Excel spreadsheet.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
XAR: Depends of necessity of my design. Most of the time, I’m doing different design in my house.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
XAR: All depends of the necessary of the design, usually can take 3 weeks or more.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
XAR: Can I see one of your design?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
XAR: My most important job experience was in Mr. Sid because was a different type of clothes that I was working on.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
XAR: Bang Energy Drink and Miss Universe of Puerto Rico.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
XAR: I’m currently working on a book. I enjoyed because all of this is new for me. I’m learning how to structure and complete a book for kids.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
XAR: I’m going to start my Master Degree and I would like to create my own brand and business.

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

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
XAR: Yes, currently I’m working on a kid’s book. See my social media for more information.

FS: How can people contact you?
XAR: People can contact me at my email: xavieralexisrosado@gmail.com, IG @rosadoxavieralexis or Facebook Xavier Alexis Rosado

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
XAR: No thank you.


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

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