Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Kalyani Kamat Bambolkar ("KKB") 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.
KKB : I am a graphic designer from Goa, India. I have a Bachelors in Visual Arts- Applied Arts from Karanataka Chitrakala Parishath, Banglore, India and MA Communication Design-Graphic Design from Kingston University, UK.
KKB : It would be cliche to say that I have a passion for design from my childhood. But yes, I did lean more towards arts, language and history from my school days. My passion and destiny eventually took me toward design school.
KKB : I chose to become a designer and my parents have always been supportive.
KKB : I have a strong desire to make a difference through designs which reflect on real-world scenarios.
KKB : A good designer is someone who can convey what the world is feeling right now in his/her designs and a great designer is someone who can at the same time also change that feeling.
KKB : There's always a perspective that a designer tries to bring in to his/her designs. But, if the design is understood by the target group without any questions/confusions is good design.
KKB : Until now I haven't had a chance to do minimalistic design which I think is interesting. Also, I want to try doing illustrations.
KKB : One of my favourite quotes is 'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference' by Robert Frost. My designs reflect this approach.
KKB : 'Climate Name Change' is one of the campaigns that I really like. I also admire the works of Jessica Walsh.
KKB : We should be open to ideas anywhere and anytime. It can also be while having a shower.
KKB : I would be a lawyer or a teacher.
KKB : I am still trying to figure it out. But design, I think, is a universal language, very simple and understood by everyone.
KKB : My parents, who are my backbone. My husband, who is my mentor and also my biggest supporter.
KKB : It is all about passion.
KKB : I have a strong desire to make a difference through designs which reflect on real-world scenarios so I want to work in an ad agency where I can work on projects targeted for social good.
KKB : It's the designer who can convey what the world is feeling right now in his/her designs and at the same time can also change that feeling.
KKB : AR/VR is the next big thing. I see that even the posters are being made in AR which is very interesting.
KKB : 'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference'- this is all I follow.
KKB : It is the design that sets the trend. Any design- fashion, graphics or furniture.
KKB : Technology helps the design to elevate in terms of reach and impact.
KKB : Co-designing is important to understand different perspectives. My ideal design partner would be someone who elevates my thought process not just on professional but also on a personal level.
KKB : I would love to have a chat with Jessica Walsh and understand her creative process.
KKB : I have a long way to go. This is just a beginning.
KKB : I keep myself updated about what is going around in the world. It does reflect on the designs.
KKB : Yes, and I am thankful to my parents for supporting my choice.
KKB : It will be a whole new world- a better one, hopefully.
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