Interview Moment

FS: What is design; for you?

TW: Design is more than just shapes and materials; it is a form of expression. Design should evoke emotions and provoke thoughts.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?

TW: I like to design pieces influenced by nature, culture and everyday things that pass by unnoticed.

FS: What makes a design successful?

TW: I think a design is successful when it manages to convey the message or emotion, that the designer intended, to everyday people.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?

TW: The A’Design Award 2018-2019 at Italy is actually my first exhibition. I haven’t really given any thought to my next exhibition yet. 

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?

TW: I gain inspiration from everything around me that I see. Even everyday things such as textiles, nature, structures. Usually inspiration strikes me when I carefully consider something that I look at, and then out comes the sketch book and I just let my ideas and emotions flow.

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?

TW: I would describe my design style as being artistic. I feel that using my abilities in drawing allows my creativity to flow best and that’s just what works for me. My designs often end up organic-looking due to this approach.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?

TW: Being able to design whatever you want is both a positive and negative. I sometimes wish I could produce exactly what I designed but it is sometimes just either not feasible, economically or physically. Other than that, because I feel that being a designer is my calling, it’s all good.

FS: What is your “golden rule”" in design?

TW: My main guiding rule is to always design with my feelings and emotions.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?

TW: I feel it is important to have all the skills from traditional to modern, for example, hand drawing and making with hand tools, designing in 3D and so on.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?

TW: I love designing artistic pieces, I think mainly because I have been drawn to the pencil and brush since I was very young.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?

TW: Most of the time my designs are my own, but I often receive insights and feedback from my husband.