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Interview with Haofeng Ma

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

Interview with Haofeng Ma at Wednesday 29th of April 2020
Haofeng Ma
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?
HM: Yes, I have loved painting and art since my childhood, and I chose to major in art design in university.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
HM: BUFAN was founded in 2011. Have done different design works, architectural animation, architectural appearance, interior design, Visual Identity, landscape design.

FS: What is "design" for you?
HM: Good question, "design" is a kind of life attitude, "design" is to serve people, it makes our life better.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
HM: Like works with depth.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
HM: Company logo.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
HM: User experience.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
HM: Challenge and satisfaction.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
HM: A sense of achievement.

FS: What makes a design successful?
HM: Inspiration, work hard.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
HM: User experience.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
HM: To lead and serve humanity in a better life tomorrow.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
HM: The future of design is based on the core principle of people-oriented, scientific, personalized, green ecological sustainable development trend.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
HM: In kunming, China, in 2007. There are no plans for another time.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
HM: Design inspiration comes from many sources: music, movies, paintings, dreams, etc.

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?
HM: I don't like to limit myself to one style, I like to try different styles of design.

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?
HM: I live in kunming, China, and I love my country and culture. Chinese culture is so profound that I can find many design inspirations from it.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
HM: Communicate with the customer what he needs, find his real needs, most customers do not know what their real needs are。 Strike a balance between practicality and aesthetics.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
HM: Don't give up on your dreams.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
HM: The pursuit of perfection, let oneself live very tired.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
HM: A heart of inquiry and inquiry.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
HM: Communication skills.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
HM: Frequent use of CAD,3D MAX,PS,Illustrator。

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
HM: Manage your life and be proactive about your future work.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
HM: There is no fixed time, about 7-15 days on average,Some take even longer.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
HM: What kind of design do you like?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
HM: Worked as an animator.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
HM: Private, government, school, business

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
HM: No one in particular, like challenging work.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
HM: Design my own inn.


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

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