Akinwunmi Davies [lantern]
Where can we view your portfolio online?
on facebook and http://www.fd-underconstruction.co.uk/folio_display.php?u_id=21
What made you interested in design?
I found Graphic Design so comprehensive, it’s all about the ability to think and connect across new communication boundaries
What has been your professional career path?
well freelancing so far and teaching Design and technology in a local secondary school
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
o yes i received one
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
my motivation is the ability to achieve ambitions and having the determination to my destination.
How would you define your design style?
plain and simple, raw straight forward and easy to identify
How do you promote and move your work?
well by advertising it through social network and going to local authority distributing A5 flyers etc
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
library and exhibitions or even traveling around gives me a concept
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
The library or quotes form TV shows as in programs
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
What is your favourite type of customer?
i don't have a favorite customer, all i know is anyone who comes up to you is a customer
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
no its not justifiable, anyone can be sued or taken up in court for breaching another idea or a similar idea
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
too much words or writing,
wrong colours when promoting a design
a mistaken identity
curning and leading
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
clients who do not understand or know the meaning of design
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
i calculate it by what they are ready to spend
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
i admire, Irma boom, Matthew carter, etc
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
photoshop, illustration including crafting by hand
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
Most of the time they do, it tells a lot about me and a lot about my designs or how i come about it
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
To be honest things are beginning to say the same thing nothing ever fads away and even if we get new trends it will always go back to its original or tell somehow originate form its original
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
i would be singing or go into acting
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
my dream job would be to work in a printing company but at the moment i volunteer in a school which is absolutely awesome
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
yes in fact more than 20 years but yet again who knows
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
i don't have a specific design resources
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