Jolyon Yates [jolyonyates]
What is your specialty?
Contemporary Chair Design, Web Design, Illustration and Visualisation
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
What has been your professional career path?
Industrial Design to Automotive Design to Product Design to Marine Design to Web Design to Furniture Design
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
Masters Degree from the Royal College of Art, London
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
How would you define your design style?
How do you promote and move your work?
Magazines and the Internet
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
Rotomolding, metal casting, Carbon Fibre
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
The internet, books, the world around me
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
The International Furniture Fairs
What is your favourite type of customer?
One with money, allows me freedom
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
Copying, no .. being inspired by .. absolutely
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
cheap rubbish designed to shift volume
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
a dictatorial one
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
Based on time and materials
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
PhotoShop, Illustrator, Shark FX
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
Probably I'm not the best person to answer that
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
Easy, by intuition and a keen knowledge of what's been
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
An exclusive lobby or restaurant
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
Newcastle, England, UK