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Interview with Alma Kamal

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

Interview with Alma Kamal at Sunday 2nd of May 2021
Alma (elma) Kamal (kemal)
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
AK: Editorial design is my favorite because it's tactile, complex and can stimulate many emotions. Editorial pieces demand more of your time and attention, and that's another thing I love about it.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
AK: Paper.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
AK: When I design for a topic I feel very passionate about and genuinely want to share with the world.

FS: What makes a design successful?
AK: The inability to look away from it. You see a piece of design from a distance and it pulls you in, makes you want to study it and take a longer look at all its facets.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
AK: Typography is the first and most important tool for me. When typography is poor I immediately lose interest in the piece no matter how great the other aspects of the piece are.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
AK: I think designers must choose to work on projects that reflect their values as people. I wouldn't want to use my skill to promote a product I don't personally believe in or think is harmful in any way.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
AK: Currently, it feels like design is mostly being steered towards advertising. Strong design comes from individuals or personal projects, and not from big companies. Very few studios refuse to compromise on the quality of design to appease their clients.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
AK: It comes from the past. I'm very attracted to the beginnings of graphic design like codices. Because design was such a novelty back then, so much love, care and skill was put into it and even though that was hundreds of years ago, many of those designs are extremely modern and cutting-edge.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
AK: Scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram, finding an amazing vintage graphic design book, then jumping through hoops trying to find a copy for purchase online.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
AK: Designing work I, myself, am proud of. There are times when you have to design something for a client in a specific way and they love the work, but you don't... That's the worst part for me.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
AK: I believe typography is the most important and complex tool in the graphic design world.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
AK: It varies greatly depending on the subject, client, your connection with the piece. I've had projects that I struggled mentally with and others that came out so naturally and smoothly I barely had to think while working on them.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
AK: People are always asking me 'what is design?' It's funny, we're surrounded by design everywhere we look, but most people have no idea what design really is beyond a logo or a business card.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
AK: Editorial, because there are so many pieces that need to be put together in a cohesive and specific way. It’s an immensely fun and complex process.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
AK: I'm currently working on a book documenting my personal journey with spiritual growth.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
AK: I work alone, but my partner is an illustrator as well as a designer and I'm always pushing her to participate in my projects.

FS: How can people contact you?
AK: Through my website www.alma-kamal.com


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

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