Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Mahnaz Karimi ("MK") 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.
MK : My interest to art was cultivated during my teenage years and further developed when I opted to take my Bachelor’s degree in Graphics from Alzahra University in Tehran, Iran. I have mastered the skills and chemistry of my medium, to further develop the process and expand its boundaries. In addition to my thirteen-year experience of glass painting (Vitray), I have been a professional abstract resin artist for five years.
MK : Being a creator is the greatest and most beautiful feeling in the world and I got motivated by the desired works I create.
MK : I chose to become a designer. My intense love of art and design led me toward this field.
MK : I design wall art decors, serving trays, jewelry stands, resin boxes, paintings,etc. I wish to design more of nature in imagination.
MK : Set their goals regardless of limitations and boundaries. Be patient and persistent Respect all artists and the art world
MK : A good designer has unique ideas and designs and creativity. A great designer has all of them, too. But, teach them to others and share the science of design with others to develop ideas and concepts in other people's minds.
MK : A design that has both beauty and a message or usage can be considered as a good design.
MK : As everyone needs a good doctor, a good advisor, a good teacher, definitely everyone needs a good design to depict the beauties in this modern life.
MK : I would design the starry night for myself, if I had the time.
MK : The dance of jellyfish in the ocean is the project I have always dreamed to create.
MK : I am used to sharing all my experience and recipe of success with my students and art lovers. so there is no secret recipe.
MK : I get inspired from Iran Darroudi, who is a contemporary Iranian artist. Her art consists of surreal paintings dealing with Iranian themed imagery and strong lighting. MRS.COLORBERRY is my second inspiration for work.
MK : I like home decorations and modern decorations.
MK : Dandelion and Wishes is my greatest design. I think it is great because it has always been my concern to design such a work.
MK : People should try to experiment new forms and concepts and not be afraid of failure.
MK : If I hadn't become a designer, I would have sold flowers.
MK : Design is depicting the beautiful form and shape of sweet or bitter realities in life.
MK : My family was my biggest supporter.
MK : Persistence, Intense interest in creation and patience helped me to become a great designer.
MK : As a woman, wife and mother I experienced many obstacles developing my designs and becoming a design master.
MK : A designer must definitely have someone who is professional and fully aware of the design to present and promote the work.
MK : Searching for water in the desert is going to be my next design project.
MK : Giving vital messages of humanity to people. the messages that are forgotten in the era of technology and consumerism.
MK : They expect designers to design perfectly, consider all the aspects and have both beauty and usage in the design.
MK : A good designer can create peace and relaxation in the society.
MK : I am currently preparing a series of artworks to exhibit in Carousel Du Louvre in Paris.
MK : The projects that have international audience,because we can communicate with all people in the world through the language of art.
MK : I think nowadays the design companies and designers are creating luxurious designs for rich and wealthy people in the world. I like designs to change in a way that all people in other levels of society could also feel and have them.
MK : I think the design field is heard in education.
MK : It depends on the design project. It varies from a few days to some months.
MK : I start all my design projects in my art studio.
MK : Color, Flying and dream
MK : I think trends set the designs.
MK : The materials I am using are industrial, having traces of technology in. The applications and tools I utilize when designing are also the outcome of technology.
MK : I use the software "Paint" and YouTube and Pinterest to get more understanding of my idea and design.
MK : Each color has its own characteristic and when they are mixed with designers' ambient, they can create incredibly unique scenes, like actors playing roles in various films.
MK : I wish people to ask me abut my feeling from the beginning of design to the end and how much positive energy I received from the design.
MK : I worship the new design in my mind.
MK : I design individually but sometimes get help from some of my art students.
MK : I can't remember anyone right now.
MK : I usually search on the Internet or Instagram to get the kind of information I need
MK : I always to be up-to-dated to know the new skills and chemist of my field and get information about the new trends in the world.
MK : I would meet and talk with the designer of Pasargadae, the capital of Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.
MK : It is really hard to be famous, you need to try hard, sometimes fail, start again and proceed. I am so proud to be an award winner and try all my best to realized the value of such awards.
MK : Blue, Paris, Lasagna, Winter, carpet, Gucci
MK : I remember the first days I started working with resin. I started with trial and error. Everywhere was resin , My face, body, hands was covered with resin. I could see resin in my kitchen, bathroom, stairs.
MK : Going to my studio and testing new ways of performing art and finally getting the desired result really motivates me to continue.
MK : As a child, one of my wishes was to be a famous artist and designer, someone who designed uniquely and made different artworks
MK : It is really difficult to predict what is going to happen thousands years from now. I just think designs will be so simple and understandable for everyone but full of feelings and meanings.
MK : I am really interested in sharing all my experience and knowledge with my fans so that, one day they could be in my status and I would be proud of them.
© 2020 Design Legends - All Rights Reserved
Design Legends platform highlights valuable insights from the best designers from across the globe; a great resource for all designers to learn, reflect and think about good design and how good design helps create value for the society.
Design Legends website was created by DesignPRWire and A' Design Award to promote truly great designers, outstanding architects and inspirational artists that contribute to the development and advancement of society with their outstanding works.