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Andy Golpys [andygolpys] 


DESIGN
What is your specialty?
Graphic Design / Web Design / Photography / Art Direction
Where can we view your portfolio online?
Design: www.golpys.co.uk Photography: www.andygolpys.co.uk
What made you interested in design?
I realized I was good at it at High School. This was also around the same time as I realized I wasn't going to make it as a Professional Footballer. I hate being skinny!
What has been your professional career path?
> High School > National Diploma at College > First Class Honors at University studying Graphic Design > Producing Freelance jobs throughout University whilst also working for Design Agencies. > Setting up my own Company
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
Yes thanks.
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
Design is my Life. I enjoy designing and creating, if I didn't do this for a living - I would seriously be a miserable fella. I'm a whole hearted Designer who always seems to be working. Always wanting to be the best, and to improve my work at all times gives me huge motivation in life.
How would you define your design style?
Minimalist.
How do you promote and move your work?
Networking.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
I only starting shooting Fashion 6 months ago, so I know that I need to improve.... but yeh, Photography is something I very much enjoy. www.andygolpys.co.uk
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
Concept.
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
Online Blogs, Magazines, Life in general etc.
What is your favourite type of customer?
Someone who has the same ambition and creative eye as me.
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
hmmmm copying is not acceptable. Everyone has to adapt there own designs.
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
Poor grid structures. Weak typography.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
I wouldn't say that, but the new generation are well more adapt to using computers.
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
Conceptually. Technical Difficulty. Time Spent. Creativity.
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
InDesign Illustrator Photoshop Flash Lightroom
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
Probably still trying to be a Footballer.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Site Re-Design for manutd.com or to completely re-brand and advertise a Model Agency who has no limits, including budget.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Yes, with more than 1 company
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
www.golpys.co.uk www.andygolpys.co.uk
 

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