Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer NIJEM Victor ("NV") 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.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

NV : This design in particular speaks to a very important point for us as humans, a point that will greatly affect our daily lives and our lives in general. At school I chose the profession "Environment" From the school I have a very strong background on the environment and personally I love nature and read books on this subject

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

NV : Motivation comes from within This part is born with every person who chooses to be a designer. The need to improve quality of life and come up with innovative ideas. And that's why I chose this design "design" to create new products that create gives you a sense of belonging to your "product" design

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

NV : yes i did choose to become a designer

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?

NV : art design

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?

NV : Know what design is in general, explore and see how this profession has evolved in date and history of design. Understand that design is a very profound profession that affects our lives, the society we live in and the impact of design on nature in general. What is the role of the designer in the society Design comes to improve our lives and make our lives easier. And then choose which design field to work on it

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?

NV : The inspiration of his designs And how he actually expresses his opinion about a particular theme in design.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?

NV : The idea behind the design and if it is really designed for a specific need.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

NV : The message and idea of design

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?

NV : Designer for customers who want specific things that usually add small icons and elements while designing is what gives the feeling of belonging to the jewel. Improving quality of life and perhaps for demonstrating economic strength or status in society

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?

NV : design a collection for a prestigious global company .

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?

NV : The secret to success in designing is to love the profession first. I personally do not feel myself working I feel that I create things that I love to do.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?

NV : art designs . likes this kind of designs because there is some depth behind the idea and the design itself Check and try to understand what the designer thinks what the social background he comes from and maybe some designer beliefs

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?

NV : Know so much about the subject of nature and apply all the ideas and things you learned and research and apply it within a ring

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?

NV : I do not stop studying and examining market needs and market shortages. Solutions

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?

NV : jewelry manufacturer

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

NV : design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?

NV : my father and mother

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

NV : Self development and continuous learning

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?

NV : Design proportions Minimum dimensions of production. Because everything can be designed but not everything can be created.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?

NV : Know your audience. Know who you're presenting to. Summarize the brief. Start with re-capping why you've done the work. Share your insights. Show the design. State the design's intent.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?

NV : The future design project will be about our identity as an Arab company within the State of Israel. About identity loss and identity confusion

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?

NV : The ultimate goal of Design is to give you time. Look at the objects around you. When you trace back every (well designed) object and disassemble it to various fragments of functionality and effects it has, you will always find fragments labeled “I save time for you”

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?

NV : Another amazing creature with a deep thought on the specific issue

DL: How does design help create a better society?

NV : Design really affects people and anything that affects people can affect society. ... "Design is not just about solving a problem or making something look beautiful .

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?

NV : the jewelry set that i will call it " loss of identity "

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?

NV : freelance design .

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?

NV : Would like to return the design to the times that this profession has had even deeper meaning in the design world in our journal. Because these days it is full of designer objects that do not really have any benefit or special needs It actually made the profession dangerous on nature full of "junk" objects

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?

NV : the design field focuses on " green " designs , witch are harmless to the environment , and designs thea suit green energies

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?

NV : There is no specific time for the design action. It can be a few hours and maybe months and many years depending on the type of design

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?

NV : in my own studio design

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

NV : productivity and its aesthetic perfection , facilitate and develop human life .

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?

NV : design sets the trends

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?

NV : More precision, less work time

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?

NV : rhinoceros 6 ' and clayo v.2

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?

NV : Color is used to attract attention, group related elements, convey meaning . It can be used to organize your elements and create a visual hierarchy in your design .

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?

NV : What is the message behind the design

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?

NV : first of all , i am interested in the quality of the design ( product ) and why it was actually born . every design should have a specific need at least , does the design have meaning ? is the design help us in our daily lives or is it actually another object designed without a specific intention

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?

NV : do not really believe in co-design ,because design is a process in which from within your thoughts , culture , studies , and experience in the field . but for me if i want a consult with my dad because he has been a professional jeweler , only he can give me very important tips for quality of the design

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?

NV : the history of design This book changed my whole perspective. Understanding what this profession is and what is its roots changed

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?

NV : Study design theory. A proper understanding of concepts Learn how to get more from feedback. Experiment. Talk to other designers. Read a books.

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?

NV : There is no specific person who wants to meet him, but I would always love to meet with designers who are the ones who talk apart from what I design to learn from them to hear about their experiences and background and the thought of each designer. It is simply a pleasure to meet designers from every field to learn from them and their experience and to understand their perspective

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?

NV : A feeling of self-sufficiency and independence. Sometimes it is a little difficult because almost everywhere you go, you will meet people who have worked with them or given them a design service. And sometimes you feel like you have no privacy wherever you go and what you do everyone relies on. After all, everything in life has the good side and the bad side.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?

NV : the first ring i designed in 3d software ( rhinoceros ) . at this time there was no printer in my own . i sent the design of the ring in size of bracelet

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?

NV : Remind yourself why you want to do something. Divide your work into smaller pieces. Make your activities enjoyable. ... Promise yourself a reward when you get something done. Give yourself breaks to avoid fatigue. Tell yourself that you can accomplish anything.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

NV : It was not so clear. But I was always attracted to artwork and designer objects I always had it to examine and understand almost every little detail

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?

NV : 1000 years is nothing but a blink of an eye in the geological range. It is too short to make any significant change on the planet. In the future, if any, people will look at the same ocean, mountains and sky as we do today. But for us human? Who can say? We have come a long way in the past thousand years, so who knows where we can end? We can all be addicted to the cloud and communicate remotely; we can live in caves after a global nuclear war; we can live in giant cities in the sky in high Earth orbit. Every science fiction scenario can be a possibility. I just hope I am like Fry, to see it with my own eyes.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?

NV : specialize in jewelry design. But even in my new store I did all the interior design in the business right out the doors ، Display counters Everything



Melting planet  Ring

Melting planet Ring by NIJEM Victor

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