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Interview with Shinjiro Heshiki

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

Interview with Shinjiro Heshiki at Monday 12th of April 2021
Shinjiro Heshiki
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?
SH: Since elementary school, I have disliked the bright colors of white fluorescent light bulbs, and I was the kind of kid who replaced the light bulbs in my house by myself and made indirect lighting with them. I think I wanted to be a designer from that time.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
SH: Conception is a no other DESIGN BRANDING OFFICE Which offers ideal space For your Life & Business with hospitality mind.

FS: What is "design" for you?
SH: Design is a magical tool that can unconsciously change people's lives in a positive and enjoyable way.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
SH: Hotel Restaurants

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
SH: Bar Because it is important to have a lighting design plan that soothes people's fatigue and mind.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
SH: Cosmetics retail store.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
SH: Fusion of Wood and Metal.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
SH: When a design idea comes to mind.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
SH: For zoning plans.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
SH: It depends on situation.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
SH: The feeling of handing over a child from a foster parent to a biological parent.

FS: What makes a design successful?
SH: Relationship of mutual trust.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
SH: Lighting, color, shape, cost, all in balance.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
SH: Use human psychology. In the case of residential design, it is possible to create a peaceful life. In the case of commercial space design, it is possible to stimulate economic activity.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
SH: More design from real space to virtual space.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
SH: The last exhibition was held in Naha City 15 years ago. No plans for the next exhibition.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
SH: Traveling, watching movies.

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?
SH: Colonial Style Design Designs that are still innovative after 100 years.

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?
SH: I live in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. I don't feel any disadvantages. The advantage is the flexibility of colonial culture. 

FS: How do you work with companies?
SH: I'm running a business.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
SH: compatibility

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
SH: Plane plan → Lighting plan → Design contents pickup → Material selection → Create CG

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
SH: Sofa Key Chains Table Watches Bags

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
SH: Pass Point

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
SH: You can improve your sense of style by seeing a lot of art, music, architecture, and real things.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
SH: Since I am always seeking and searching for something to discover, I notice a lot, but on the other hand, I may not feel rested as often as I would like.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
SH: Attention to lighting design Attention to the design of doors and windows Considering the importance of connection design, we consider windows and doors to be very important factors that connect space to space. Attention to green planning

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
SH: 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.?
SH: i pad Applications Concept Stitch Pinterest etc.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
SH: Using Google Calendar.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
SH: 1 month to 6 months

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
SH: What does design mean to you?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
SH: design mistakes

FS: Who are some of your clients?
SH: Restaurant owners, retail store owners, companies that commissioned office design, people who commissioned house design

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
SH: I enjoy when the CG perspective is completed. Because I can see the possibility of it being as good as or better than I imagined.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
SH: Collaboration with IT and game industries.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
SH: Launching a new company by developing software that can create CG perspective in an instant when requested by a customer.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
SH: A pineapple brandy brewery bar lounge planned in the same Nago Pineapple Park as the project we are applying for.

FS: How can people contact you?
SH: e mail or phone

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
SH: None in particular.


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

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