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Interview with Yiu Chung Chan

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

Interview with Yiu Chung Chan at Monday 30th of May 2022

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?
YCC: I have been packaging designer 4 years, I love creating and drawing. So I hope use my talent be my life career skill.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
YCC: My company main business is package factory, they focus on producing and innovate new package box to clients.

FS: What is "design" for you?
YCC: "Design" to me mean is changing the world and giving people new perspectives or helping.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
YCC: Packaging and Graphic design at this moment.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
YCC: This one " The Heaven Lost",because that project started from zero.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
YCC: The first thing design is a poster as the exhibition promote for company.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
YCC: my favorite material is Eco-friendly paper that is include a lot process with producing , it is art for me.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
YCC: When i was student at primary school, I would draw anything even while I was studying.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
YCC: Must new and unique design.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
YCC: mad at myself for making the design less than perfect.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
YCC: nothing is perfect but I can try to made it best for me or clients.

FS: What makes a design successful?
YCC: Insist on design is important.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
YCC: The design idea, the design story and the design let me change something.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
YCC: I think as an responsibilities of designer who have to bring positive meaning from the design.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
YCC: The future of design is all category focus on one designer and digitize.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
YCC: My last exhibition in 2019 Hong Kong, it is my company's exhibition to promote watches package.if i have opportunity , I want hold the exhibition on 2025 as my first personal exhibition.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
YCC: The design inspiration come from my life experience and sometime will take a look design awards websites. I think my design is primary level with other design.

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?
YCC: I just say it is adventurous, maybe someone like or anybody don't. As I before said that my design style is unique design and hope people get some meaning thought 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?
YCC: I live in Hong Kong, as a finance city, people focus on efficiency which that the design would don't have enough time to do research and analyst. So, as a designer of Hong Kong, I need update my knowlege any time any where.

FS: How do you work with companies?
YCC: I design a new package box and graphic, also I would made catalogs or leaflet to my company.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
YCC: I suggest the companies should give the space and time to designer, no pressure. as a good designer , must insist on design love it.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
YCC: First I would create the story to the design then follow my story to do research and what elements will use, after that I finish my design base on my research and what element i use

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
YCC: lamp, table , chair , computer , sofa

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
YCC: usually I walk exhibition , work and search what I get from the exhibition with staff or friends .

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
YCC: I have no any commit , because I am young designer too

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
YCC: In positives, designer will explore their life and can learn a lot of new knowledge. In negatives, designer is a special job, if you want your design be good, you may spent a lot of time on it.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
YCC: Insist on Design, Love it, because if you love it, you not feel tired and unhappy when you are working.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
YCC: Create skill , and your personal style. computer skill and handwork skill is important too but how to use depending designer mind.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
YCC: for me , I usually use Adobe Photoshop , illustration, solidwork and keyshort.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
YCC: I will set the time line and give the deadline for myself, if don't the design would never be done.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
YCC: depend on the design complex, some 1 week, some 1 month

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
YCC: I am often asked about the different with idea and concept.

FS: What was your most important job experience?
YCC: in my study period , I were been social designer as an intern which to redesign a whole funeral at sea event, and I design to how to reduce the pollution with sea . as the details I chose the paper can be break down on the sea which I did many research on internet. I found out one of a brand new plastic sachet and packaging made from seaweed, edible bio-plastic that is good to reduce the pollution with the sea. at the end, base on the material is not common, the budget will increase, so my concept didn't accepted.


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

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