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Interview with Bo Zhou

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

Interview with Bo Zhou 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?
BZ: The experience of learning art since childhood, and the love of design work.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
BZ: The studio was founded in 2016. We are committed to integrating our understanding of the world and insights into life into the design works, constantly breaking through yesterday's self and presenting more professional design.

FS: What is "design" for you?
BZ: Design is to solve problems and output aesthetics.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
BZ: Complete beauty while solving functions.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
BZ: A chinese restaurant.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
BZ: Preferences for materials are very broad, and can be rough or delicate.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
BZ: When there is a great passion for a project.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
BZ: Proportion and color matching.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
BZ: Keep yourself calm and happy.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
BZ: Achievement and self-examination.

FS: What makes a design successful?
BZ: Enough enthusiasm and thinking, and find a balance between experience and breaking experience.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
BZ: Overall feeling good.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
BZ: To provide more possibilities to make the world a better place.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
BZ: The future of design will point to the needs of the spiritual level, extending from the visual to the spiritual level.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
BZ: At the end of last year. In an art mall.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
BZ: Inspiration comes from digging into the nature and laws of things.

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?
BZ: More natural, want to make people closer to nature, introduce natural light in the room, hope to retain the beauty of more architectural structures.

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?
BZ: I live in China and the influence of oriental culture on me is very profound.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
BZ: Tap everyone's strengths and maximize them.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
BZ: First analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the space itself, and make the space play its own advantages in design.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
BZ: Accumulate experience, then jump out of experience.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
BZ: It ’s a bit emotional, the disadvantage is that it ’s too emotional.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
BZ: No rules.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
BZ: The ability to communicate and communicate.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
BZ: Adhere to the most traditional hand-painted way to present the original idea on paper.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
BZ: Increase work efficiency.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
BZ: The concept design stage is about 20 days.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
BZ: How to break through yesterday's self.

FS: What was your most important job experience?
BZ: Starting a company yourself is a turning point for me.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
BZ: A space where people can relax. Maybe the daily work is more stressful.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
BZ: Can make some breakthroughs in project types, try more function spaces that have not been done before.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
BZ: Lead a design team with a partner.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
BZ: Currently doing some types of resort hotel projects.

FS: How can people contact you?
BZ: yuyangcai@VIP.163.com


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

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