Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Christia Cheuk-Ying Fung ("CCF") 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.
CCF : I was lucky to be accepted in the York University/Sheridan College Joint Program in Design. I barely took any art classes before that, so I felt it was a fluke to be accepted to that program.
CCF : I became a designer because I liked the idea of making something different on a daily basis. I didn't want to be in a job that is the same everyday.
CCF : I chose to be one, since I originally had a diploma in engineering, but I lost interest in electrical engineering.
CCF : I design all things graphics related: print and digital design. I would love to dabble in some furniture design in the future.
CCF : I wouldn't consider myself a design legend. But young guns should just, trust their gut and try new things.
CCF : Great designer is able to push an idea to somewhere unexpected.
CCF : Good design communicates an idea effectively.
CCF : Good design is influential and can start a movement of some kind.
CCF : If I had time, I would design a chair for my parents, so they can take a break.
CCF : An illustration series.
CCF : Just keep working, and remember to eat something, so you don't starve yourself.
CCF : Pum Lefebure, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh
CCF : "Never Stand Still" campaign by Design Army
CCF : My bandage packaging concept called, "Fail Bot". It's a fun packaging piece that combines profanity with the size of the band aid you need to use for your injury. I had so much fun making it.
CCF : Keep experimenting and trust your gut.
CCF : I wanted to be a stunts person so bad when I was younger. But ended up getting an electrical engineer diploma, so I guess that would've been my move.
CCF : Design is something used to communicate an idea to the masses.
CCF : My fam.
CCF : Learning from other designers I've worked with.
CCF : Biggest obstacle will always be conceptualizing an idea.
CCF : Go in with confidence.
CCF : Expect something different.
CCF : To keep creating things that is functional.
CCF : Making things more accessible and educating people.
CCF : Cabinet maker's website
CCF : Peppers & Circumstance, since the client gave me complete trust and allowed me to do whatever I wanted.
CCF : Something incorporating new tech
CCF : More towards the digital space.
CCF : It depends on what type of project.
CCF : Pen and paper, I'm old fashioned.
CCF : Go for something that scares you
CCF : Does both count? Since people draw inspiration from somewhere and some people are able to inspire others.
CCF : It creates new opportunities to create something.
CCF : Mainly adobe software and some Sketch.
CCF : It sets the mood of the piece and it makes a huge difference in design.
CCF : Dope.
CCF : Someone who is way better than me, so I can learn from him/her. I believe in collaboration and pushing each other to be better.
CCF : The funny people. They remind you to not take things so seriously.
CCF : Gig Posters, not necessary a book to read, but it has a bunch of concert posters in there done by very talented people.
CCF : Ask friends for feedback to double check that most people understand what you're trying to achieve in the design.
CCF : Bruce Lee
CCF : It's not hard because I'm not famous.
CCF : Colour: black, even though it's not technically a colour Place: Don't have one at the moment Food: Dumplings, since there are so many approaches to it from different cultures Season: Fall, the perfect weather Thing: Drums Brand: Don't have one
CCF : Having a shot-ski with coworkers is a bad idea, especially when you're short. The entire shot of vodka just got dunked on my face since they flipped the ski so fast and I was nowhere near the height of everyone around me. Moral of the story, don't do shot-skis with tall people.
CCF : Being able to work with interesting people to create stuff.
CCF : Nope, since I can't even colour within the lines.
CCF : Robot apocalypse.
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