Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Cameron ("Cameron") 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.
Cameron : Lindsey Vaniman studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchendising, as well as having been sewing since she was seven years old. She has designed everything from handbags and purses to historical costumes, to wardrobe in the film industry. Cameron has a background in creative project management in animation and visual effects before going into design.
Cameron : Design is motivated by necessity. We think all great design should have a backbone of functionality, driven by a desire to solve a problem. We become designers to solve those very problems in our own lives and share our solutions with the world.
Cameron : We design small to medium sized travel goods and personal accessories. We just launched a series of coasters, which marks our entry into the homeware sector, an area we've always been passionate about.
Cameron : Jump right in and mess around. Once you have an idea, get that working prototype up as quickly and as lean as you can. Then test, test, test.
Cameron : A good designer focuses on aesthetics over performance. A great designer can incorporate both.
Cameron : We would love to break into larger scale products like backpacks and duffle bags. We think there are some designs in these areas that are incredibly dated or not very functional and we'd like to try our hand at updating them.
Cameron : The secret ingredient is being open to change. One clutch that we designed was beautiful, but it did not meat our functionality requirements. It got put on the shelf until we had the idea to transform it into a travel jewelry case. From there, the Duchess was born and has been a great seller for us.
Cameron : The Wanderer is our flagship design. As a leather travel dopp kit, we believe it is currently the most functional design in this area on the market. It solves a very specific need: keeping items contained while still being easily accessible.
Cameron : Design truly drives the backbone of society. The more that design can create ease and reduce friction in people's lives, the more people can open themselves to the thing that they were meant to do or create, adding to society as a whole.
Cameron : I'd love to see busyness in design reduced. People seem to be adding more more more to everything. I'd love to see more targeted, cleaner design be perpetuated.
Cameron : We want people to travel and see the world and be able to focus on that experience, and therefore, surround themselves with accessories that aid that quest instead of get in the way.
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