LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Jeff Ching-Wen Chang ("JCC") 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.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

JCC : I love drawing since I was a child. And I keep it as an interest during the time of studying at school. I graduated from National Kaohsiung Normal University with the bachelor degree in industrial design in KAOHSIUNG / TAIWAN.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

JCC : I choose the field that there is no absolute answer to the question. Design can be anything possible and the only limit is your imagination. A job which is full of challenge and fun, why not take an adventure and play around to be a designer?

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

JCC : I chose to major in industrial design as bachelor degree in my university, and I love it!

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?

JCC : I would like to create the objects with smart and interesting feature in the multi field.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?

JCC : Push yourself to the limit!

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?

JCC : With smart and interesting feature.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?

JCC : Watch.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

JCC : Design is life, is everywhere around us. "| Everything | = Design."

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?

JCC : My parents and great friends!

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

JCC : Experience learning.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

JCC : When it can be able to solve the problem for people and meet the need of people.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?

JCC : "RONA" A Chair of Multiple Sitting Postures. I spent months of time making a full size model in the factory and took a set of photograph. I would never forget the feeling when the whole project was finished. *Record of Making Process: http://bit.ly/RONAMakingProcess *Full Project on Behance: http://bit.ly/RONABehance

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?

JCC : Think about the using situation first.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

JCC : "| Everything | = Design." Design is an absolute value sign for designers, we can create positive future and life through design.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?

JCC : The one who can complement each other on thinking and skills.

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?

JCC : Work hard and try everything possible!

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

JCC : Some mentors and art teachers who can inspire a child with imagination in the childhood.

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?

JCC : I think the future of design is Future Lifestyle for Now.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?

JCC : Please Follow me on my Behance: http://bit.ly/jcwcbehance

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

JEFF CHING-WEN CHANG IS AN AWARD-WINNING AND CREATIVE YOUNG DESIGNER, INCLUDING RED DOT AWARD, A' DESIGN AWARD, AND THE PROJECT FEATURES ON BEHANCE. STARTING HIS JOURNEY AS A DESIGNER FROM TAIWAN, HE SEES A POSITIVE FUTURE AND LIFE THROUGH DESIGN. HIS DESIGNS REPRESENT HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY, LIFE EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS. HE HOPES TO CREATE THE FUTURE OF DESIGN THROUGH HIS PASSION AND PRACTICE.


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