Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Xulei Li ("XL") 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.
XL : I achieve both my undergrad and master degree in visual art design from Shanghai University.
XL : I become a designer because I like it.
XL : I made my choice.
XL : Branding design, visual design in exhibition, book design, signage system design, VI system design, etc. I wish to design more motion designs.
XL : Through continuous learning to discover your own design superiority and design style.
XL : Based on the difference in overall strength, a great designer know how to work every resource he has and can tell a good design story.
XL : A great design should both creates social and commercial value and touches people.
XL : Improve the quality of life.
XL : I want to build up a designer community platform. The platform's goal is to help designers build up their design teams for different projects efficiently.
XL : Continue to delve into the urban regeneration of Chinese paper-cutting.
XL : Live a life. Learn how to notice a problem, then solve it.
XL : Yansong Ma, Stephen Webster, Thomas Heatherwick.
XL : Kulachek, the visual language of her works is simple, but the design style is vivid and has strong recognition.
XL : Vi system design for a kindergarten. It is practical and interesting, which makes children more willing to live in this space.
XL : Get an overall understanding of design knowledge. Paying attention to the current design trends and keep up with it. Go to see the design works of your favorite designers to improve design aesthetics, and do not stop to practice.
XL : Maybe become a lawyer.
XL : Design is a way to make life more efficient.
XL : My colleagues and peers.
XL : Keep learning and improve your design ability by accomplished different projects.
XL : I feel that I am staying in a comfortable zone. I want to work with more great designers and organizations.
XL : Build up their websites. Post and communicate with other designers on designer platforms.
XL : It is unclear because of the epidemic situation.
XL : I didn't think that far away, live in the present. My goal for the next couple of years is to allow more people to see my design works and find possibilities for cooperation with different platforms.
XL : I hope I can not only produce good works but also wish to set a positive example for younger designers.
XL : Design provides convenience for people's lives.
XL : Because where I work is project-based, I will continue to meet different people and industries, and broaden my cognitive field.
XL : The next project. Never stop.
XL : The Chinese market can pay less attention to efficiency, but more attention to the design quality. Give designers more respect, and improve the protection of intellectual property rights.
XL : More humanized and more dynamic.
XL : It depends on project. It can be from one month up to a year.
XL : Communicate with clients and project research.
XL : A person's life has an end, but their soul does not.
XL : It is hard to say. Design and trend is an interactive relation.
XL : It is a tool and an excellent helper to achieve design ideas.
XL : Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop、C4D, AE
XL : The use of colors and materials will change the mood and feeling of the work, and the ambient will affect the atmosphere that the audient gets from the design products.
XL : Design ideas.
XL : I will think about its design logic and methodology.
XL : I am still looking for this ideal partner. I hope my partner has a background in business management and will give more opinions from the market and application. I believe in cooperative operations.
XL : My graduate tutor.
XL : 《Grid systems》
XL : Keep observing, Keep practicing.
XL : Thomas Heatherwick
XL : I will feel that my work is rewarding and valuable, and it is a kind of affirmation to me. Being famous is not only about being professional, but also depending on opportunities, it can be very difficult.
XL : Color: White and black Place: My hometown(Hunan) Food: Spicy food Season: Autumn.
XL : Participate in traditional Chinese paper-cut projects and visit traditional paper-cut artists.
XL : Live every day practically, and treat life well. I often put myself in contact with various projects, and the pressure stimulates me to move forward.
XL : No.
XL : With artificial intelligence; everything becomes faster.
XL : In the next few years, I want to collaborate with more industry expertise and bring more diversities to my work.
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