Alexandra Dobra [alexandradobra]
What is your specialty?
Graphic design for print and web, but I also draw now and then, mostly silhouettes and portraits.
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
I guess it's in my genes. My mother is a visual merchandiser, art lover, painter and my father is a jurnalist. I'm in between these professions.
What has been your professional career path?
It has been a bumpy road, but hopefully it will get better, soon.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
I won a package design competition for a limited series of chocolates, from over 400 participants.
How would you define your design style?
Clean, stylish, feminine, colourful.
How do you promote and move your work?
By being sociable and open to colaboration, sometimes by participating to competitions.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
I'm in love with illustration, I would like to illustrate a book or magazine one day.
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
Concept of course, is there any other way?
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
The whole world surrounding me generates ideas. Also books, movies, music, art, graphic design, photography.
Every time I start working on a new project, I see the world from a different perspective. It feels like the Universe narrows down to the concept I'm working on.
What is your favourite type of customer?
One that appreciates design as much as I do.
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
For learning purposes only. Never to call it your own.
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Photoshop and Illustrator.
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
If I'm proud of it, then it reflects my personality.
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
I'd be writing.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Working for professionals with professionals and learning.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Yes I can, and I won't be satisfied until I do!
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
I visit so many that I lose track. New ones every day.