Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer TONG WEN ("TW") 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.
TW : I learned fine arts at Parsons the New School.
TW : designer is my dream job, I believe no matter you have talent or not, you should do whatever you like.
TW : A lot of people said I didn't have talent in design, but I like it, I didn't listen to anyone, I listened to the voice in my heart.
TW : All kinds, graphic, user interface, product, video.
TW : design and think.
TW : good designer can produce excellent design outcome. Great designer can inspire other designers.
TW : Whether it solves the design question.
TW : it solves the problem, brings the beauty. Because we all want our world gets better.
TW : I would design something not existing in this world yet. Definitely design for myself first.
TW : I would love to design a new kind of lifestyle, it could be customizable.
TW : think, think, think, think about the design.
TW : I like behance and dribbble where I can reach out to a lot of designers with multiple backgrounds
TW : I really like MUJIRUSHIRYOYHIN Wall Bluetooth Speaker. It is simple, elegant and natural.
TW : All of my design works are great in some perspective, otherwise I won't deliver them. They are great because they solve the design problems.
TW : Think after design is important. Designers have to think about design in different ways.
TW : I would be an artist.
TW : Design is always about solving problem in the most proper way, creativity is important, because usually, the solution is not existing.
TW : My friends, my family and my peers. Sometimes you may feel you fail and you can't do it, no one is confident all the time.
TW : Keep designing, and thinking.
TW : Sometimes I felt I couldn't provide a satisfied result to my clients, I may feel frustrated and doubt whether I have the capability to provide good design.
TW : They should present the work in the most proper way which means they should understand who they are present the work to, and think in their shoes.
TW : A business product, I don't know, I will I can publish more articles in the future.
TW : I hope I can come up with some design theories which will inspire other designers.
TW : people have high expectation to designers, which is good and bad. No one is perfect, we should admit that.
TW : Design is always about figuring out how to proceed so that the goal can achieve.
TW : I am very excited about the product redesign I am doing now, when examining the design in the past, I can see I grow a lot and the design can be improved.
TW : Design work can always be better, being satisfied about a design is dangerous.
TW : I hope there could be more design communities.
TW : Design field is heading smoothly right now, I hope new technology can stimulate design move fast.
TW : It depends on the complexity level of the project
TW : Research, always.
TW : Stay hungry, stay foolish
TW : They influence each other.
TW : They influence each other.
TW : Most time, sketch.
TW : It is like food to a cook
TW : Which part do you think you can improve.
TW : I wonder what is the thinking process.
TW : Someone honest and creative. Yes, sure.
TW : A lot, hard to pick the most. My colleagues, my clients, those great designers.
TW : The Design of Everyday Things
TW : Don't afraid of failure, learn from mistakes
TW : Steve Jobs.
TW : Yes, you have to produce the design appreciated by most people in the field otherwise it is hard to be recognized.
TW : I like all kinds of those things, don't reject anything new, new things can inspire designers.
TW : I learned why I made the mistake or I learned how I can be successful.
TW : Not at all, people always say you don't have talent. Actually, talent doesn't matter. Do whatever you like matters.
TW : Future will be better than today, it is hard to imagine, but I am pretty sure it would be surprising.
TW : Design is not mysterious, everyone can be a designer if you want.
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