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Interview with Pavel Kozlov

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

Interview with Pavel Kozlov at Wednesday 21st of April 2021

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?
PK: In 1999 (i was 16) i tried first time edit the css code of the webpage. It was so interesting and i thought - i can do some interesting things... After that i goes to university to learn a graphic design. Now this is my life. In 2006 i launched the Peopleofdesign - blog/magazine about design on Russian language, in 2007 my classmate and i launched the Radugadesign. And from 2015 till today i'm working as freelance designer, illustrator.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
PK: I don't have a studio, but I have personal project named as Nonameproduction. When in 2015 i'm leaved from the full time job, I had experience and I started personal project as a studio. I have developers and friends-designers.

FS: What is "design" for you?
PK: Design for me it's a life. Design is everything and you can see it everywhere. When you're looking to the left - design, looking to the right - also design :)

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
PK: I like packaging design and ... tableware, yes, tableware it's my passion.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
PK: It was a business cards and folder for documents. But in the university i designed a package for dairy products.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
PK: Creativity for graphic design and user experience in the UI/UX

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
PK: Ohh, this is incredible, awesome. When your result is life - you like a superhero for yourself (for a little time).

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
PK: Graphic design in the general flow fades into the background. The first place is taken by web design an UI/UX. But everyone still needs it. I'm sure - graphic design and illustration will follow the peoples everywhere.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
PK: My first and last exhibition was in University. I was participant in the big exhibition of my classmates.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
PK: When client write me a story about company/brand or about product, i'm going to Pinterest and collecting the mood board for this project.

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?
PK: Not much words -> minimalism

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?
PK: I'm in Russia now, in the Moscow. Moscow have a much interesting places for inspiring to something great. Cultural heritage not affects my design. Many good designers living in Moscow and we have many events, and online events for designers.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
PK: - my doodle printed mouse by Logitech (LOGI). It was a limited series. - sound system by Creative labs - my computer wood chair by IKEA :) - cups by Vista Alegre from Tea With Alice series - and my teddy bear by Steiff and Tiffany&Co.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
PK: 5 AM - wake up. Coffee Starbucks with bread and butter. Watching YouTube channel from my playlist and working. Some days I don't want to work and going to shopping plaza, looking to peoples, looking to windows displays. I don't have a daily schedule - it's a remote work pros... If I have a project - i'm working almost full day with 1-2 hour pause. Evening - watching the movie with my wife.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
PK: Don't stop. Do what you love. Don't stop learning.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
PK: Haha.. why so much expensive?

FS: How can people contact you?
PK: hello@nonameproduction.me https://nonameproduction.me/contact


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

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