Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Viktor Bilak ("VB") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
VB : I was born in USSR and the art of Soviet avant-garde influences on my designs. I got classical art education in Russia so the traditions of the Russian school of painting is very important for me.
VB : From childhood, I wanted to draw. When I was 5 years old, I saw the picture of fairy tale: animals were in doll’s theatre. It was so bright, colorful and magically that I wanted draw the copy of this picture and made them a lot. When I was 9 years old I went to the art school, 14 – I went to the art college and finished it 19 years old, 21 – 27 years old I studied arts in faculty of design in Stroganov’s Moscow State Art Industrial University.
VB : I work in field of exhibition design to create trade faire stands.
VB : The most important skills for a designer from my point of view are the skills from classical artistic education: art composition, drawing, painting, sculpture.
VB : Good designer usually has several good projects. All works of great designer are outstanding. But great designer at first must be good designer.
VB : The main criteria in evaluation of design work is the reaction of client. If client get aesthetic pleasure from designers work and do not get uncomfortable sensations – it is good design.
VB : The great masters of the Renaissance inspire me to create new design projects.
VB : The most favorite design for me is the Rubik’s Cube - the dynamical 3D object that to force you think “by the fingers”. This skill is very important for artist, painter and architect.
VB : Design for me is constant searching of something new.
VB : My teachers and my partners help me to develop in profession of designer.
VB : For designers is very important to present their work for professional evaluation, for example, to participate in professional competitions for designers.
VB : The ultimate goal in my design works is to create the aesthetic and artistic image of the object and make it comfortable for users.
VB : Design make life more aesthetic and comfortable for people.
VB : I think: “It is very interesting design! How they do that?”
VB : If I can concentrate only on the artistic task during the day - it is the successful day for design. The trade faire like the performance in the theatre: the premiere must be in time. It is motivate me to do my work efficiently and on time.
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