Interview with Taras Zheltyshev

Winner of Lighting Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Taras Zheltyshev shares insights


Interview with Taras Zheltyshev at Friday 21st of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
TZ : I graduated from Medical University. During the study moonlighting designer interery.No did after I was strongly drawn to the subject, technical design, which led to my current activities. He studied a lot from the mistakes, read a lot of literature, basic sciences: physics, material science, architecture, etc.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
TZ : Design allows me to live, create and see how your work is being implemented, and you know that it is necessary not only to you, or will be fit, makes this work - a hobby, pleasure

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
TZ : I chose and did so deliberately

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
TZ : These are complex technical objects, things that create new demands and do not remove the old ones. Items that can live contact with the man

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
TZ : Do not strive to become a legend, and not schetayu himself as such.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
TZ : Ability to work, not to be lazy, to try and bring everything to the end

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
TZ : Good design is the sprinkler that consumers like and gives emotions, action.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
TZ : Because without the investment, the project does not become realized ideas, and forced. This not a successful design.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
TZ : I spend time on the project of your dreams. It motivates me

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
TZ : dream project, this is a super multifunctional, automatic, interior items

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
TZ : These are books, magazines, exhibitions, master work

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
TZ : I'm sorry but I can not say

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
TZ : I really like Japanese design, it is so concise and yet very voluminous in nature.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
TZ : Direction - lighting design

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
TZ : We must not be afraid to experiment, to try and make mistakes

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
TZ : I would become orthopedics.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?
TZ : The design is derived from the word invent, create. design is the creation of the unreal to me, the introduction of the new, the implementation itself.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
TZ : This is my mom, she is an architect and I watched from childhood how it works, she gave me the foundation to show how work as competently to spend their own strength, and that you should always strive forward.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
TZ : haha, I'm sorry I did not schetayu himself to be, but I'll try to come to this.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
TZ : It is the complexity of the implementation of their ideas. You also need to understand that the creator had not be able to say exactly when to stop, when the work idealna.Nuzhno time to catch the moment to find a middle ground.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?
TZ : Yes, the designers have put their work in competitions, exhibitions. Everywhere, to evaluate, to competition.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
TZ : This new collection of furniture in a beautiful sleek design and technical content.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
TZ : there is no end

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
TZ : High-level work, with strong competition

DL: How does design help create a better society?
TZ : Design moteviruet and makes you think this development.

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
TZ : I bring a focus on the relationship, the person with the design.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
TZ : The greatest satisfaction I have received from the time of rebirth projects 14-16 centuries, with design periuda 1970-1980 and modern design

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
TZ : I want to see ergonomics, ease of polygonal, experimentation.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?
TZ : Yes

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
TZ : 1-3 months

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
TZ : I start with sketches by hand, finish, proteraniem finished project,

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
TZ : Only forward, not a step back

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
TZ : proportionally

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?
TZ : The role of technology, greatly important for the design as a whole, what would the project was implemented, it is necessary mindful of the opportunities and the fact that it is important to implement the project, and not to leave in the form of a sketch

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
TZ : Autocad, 3D max, Corel, Z-brush

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
TZ : A key as it affects the perception of your design, consumer

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?
TZ : I wish that people would realize my design without asking

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
TZ : I start with step problem solving, collecting them in a single picture

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
TZ : I work alone

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
TZ : Some connoisseurs of this mother and spouse, the other is a consumer, I attentive to all.

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
TZ : Journals of design, anatomy, ergonomics, chromatics, materials, Dictionary mechanisms.

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
TZ : creating projects that are not typical, and participate in contests.

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
TZ : There are too many, I can not choose. The world was, is and will be a lot of talented people, communicating with everyone - it is an experience

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
TZ : I do not consider myself as such, therefore, not heavy.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
TZ : Nope, I have my own style, colors change the mood, time. season. Everything is changeable, there are only your own style.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
TZ : ​​The amazing thing is when such a popular profession, it may be unique in the person of one man, it is a reward. I got to work with the material, which was not yet familiar. I took an advance, and unfortunately, Work has not turned out the first time, damaging a large Number of stages of past actions that led to the restoration of 3 months are products with many masters, and in the end I potrtil a lot of money and time to, to revive the job. It cost a lot of nerves, but gave a great experience - Extreme works!

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
TZ : I gave myself the motivation 4 years ago and still motivated.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
TZ : No, I thought that I would become an acrobat

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
TZ : I do not think about the future, I plan for the future

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
TZ : With each job created by me is a surprising number of calluses that, that I could create my article I originally had to spend his money, and time. For this it was necessary to work and engage in a purely making money for projects that want to see who comes up. Because many do not know what is real, not fantasize, not experimenting, and therefore do not order. So we had to spend a lot, but it pays off and everything is real.