Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Jong Won Park ("JWP") 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.
JWP : my major was digital cartoon , 16 years ago when I graduated college, afterward I was join to game industry with concept designer for making game until now. something different situation between 16 years ago and now, at this moment I covered several various kind of industry designing like a feature film , animation , publication even advertising industry as well.
JWP : when I was young, I enjoyed drawing, designing with LEGO, also make a comic book something like this experience became a designer. also I spent a time with imagination something, whatever, and then that deliver to paper with pencil, brush.
JWP : I just became a designer with choose to naturally I think.
JWP : I would like to design that much more contain fresh and creative, also unique things inside of it.
JWP : should have several and various experience from several channel ,that like a book, movie, music , even small element from somewhere ,experience is really important for creating something. and don't afraid of experiment to do. just do it.
JWP : good designer make design well that follow trend also and great designer make trend that another designer would be follow this trend
JWP : good design should be have just two kind of ,one is should be have function definitely second is should be have beautiful that touched mind, heart of viewer
JWP : good design have kind of function of expanding in the world which means most of people loved good design and would that deliver to other person quickly and easily
JWP : if I have more extra time then I would design to like a acrylic painting that included in great storytelling and fresh color scheme but that have different emotion, sensibility with 'Rainy Day' that already put into this competition.
JWP : I'd like to painting on the great wall that means painted on huge wall instead of just canvas. that wall being in outside so everyone feeling emotion, sensibility from this work.
JWP : creative thinking, different thinking than other person, other designer
JWP : Jony Ive who is chief designer in Apple company , I like his design philosophy that make much simple to product design even user interface design as well.
JWP : most of Apply product like a Macbook, imac, iphone something like this. everything have just simple design also mush more useful in my case. just have gorgeous outline even though that they also have useful function that also much easier learning to use.
JWP : 'Rainy Day' I think it is my greatest design because that contain great storytelling inside on it with beautiful color scheme
JWP : look and see much more even hearing from nature whatever and then try to make new design constantly then you improved your negative things and would become to be much better designer as well.
JWP : probably became the artist, especially painting artist definitely .
JWP : design make good life much better
JWP : obviously my wife from 10 years ago. cause being her I've been grow up much better than before
JWP : creative energy from several people. from my wife, children ,another artist, friend as well .
JWP : just me. I have just only one rival that is just me , that was obstacle until now.
JWP : with honesty ,strong confidence, don't be shy , never afraid of
JWP : much better designed traditional painting of course
JWP : always make new trend that would included in my design project. so eventually other designer would pursued my design trend
JWP : maybe expect something that would getting more great sensibility, emotion , beautiful feeling as well.
JWP : design connected between each person with aesthetics languages . that would be bring to better world, society
JWP : I'm doing now something that some of experiment that kind of painting and drawing with several different tool that doesn't matter traditional or digital whatever. just pursued that more creativity, unique , even fresh feeling to viewer
JWP : that is 'Rainy Day' acrylic painting that I already put this competition because I got a great result output from initial idea of this also this painting output definitely match with initial thought that was what should I draw in this canvas. so first rough initial purposes great matched with output design.
JWP : I'd like to see fresh design language especially housing design, interior and even exterior also . because we can improvement much more than now ,but wouldn't change completely , I mean even if slightly changed something, some small parts of that then our life style would be much higher and better
JWP : toward to more simply and more included useful
JWP : usually from 2 weeks to 1 month
JWP : usually doesn't matter there is somewhere if I have some of paper and pencil for sketch
JWP : thinks different, just do it.
JWP : both are possible I think but I usually pursued design sets the trend. that is much more valuable
JWP : technology just support to ultimate design I think .
JWP : usually I used Macbook with intuos tablet and photoshop software.
JWP : that is parts of overall design language also every thing is really important for make overall design result so doesn't necessary things is nothing.
JWP : what is the storytelling that inside of this design product
JWP : blow my mind with inspiration , happy, shaking the heart,
JWP : me and my wife, we are good team for make a new fresh design also sure I believe in co-design because this would bring much easier to think expanding
JWP : most of other designer and artist influenced to my design even if we didn't meet or connect with something but we can interacted with each design work, design language.
JWP : usually comic book, fairy book, kind of design magazine is give most of effect on my work.
JWP : every time thinking about creativity , also every day draw or painting something even spend tiny minute
JWP : Jony Ive, I want to meet to him and wanna hear about his design philosophy
JWP : that is really thankful in my life with honor ,if I have, getting some of award. and I don't know ,sometimes easy or hard to be famous I think that is depend on what kind of award or ,timing with current trend
JWP : blue, grey and orange is favorite color and Jeju island in South Korea is best place for me , like a food that included rice , like a spring and early summer, LEGO brand is my favorite as well
JWP : around 15 years ago when I started rookie designer some of palmist person said to me ' you would be work with physical labor ' but I worked with designer, and artist so far
JWP : just make my mind always to be good, and tried to determine with strong passion mind.
JWP : yes I was definitely believe and trust my ability with my skill, and imaginative power
JWP : I thinks human immigration to another planet where similar with earth
JWP : just keep going with your passion , already trust things was, don't afraid of anythings , just do it , remember fail is good experience
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