LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Lara Wilkin ("LW") 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?

LW : B.A. in Design-Media-Communication

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

LW : You can create your world and induce to rethink.

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

LW : Predestined and wanted.

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

LW : Illustration in every kind.

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

LW : Think different and do not sell yourself below value!

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

LW : Good designers know to use the tools, great designers think different!

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

LW : A good design influences positively.

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

LW : Good design has quality and not just for a short time.

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

LW : environmental campaigns and for science.

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

LW : Top secret!

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

LW : Patience, self-criticism and conviction.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?

LW : There are some great designers, but the importance influence came from my Professor Johannes Graf (Dortmund, University of Applied Sciences and Arts) who impressed me professionally and personally and promoted / demanded my craft. His constructive criticism as my BA-caregiver has pushed me to make the Battlefield Wilderness something grand.

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

LW : Battlefield Wilderness - It's such a important and great topic!

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

LW : Be individual!

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

LW : I think I hand become a science woman.

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

LW : Design make sense and enriched.

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

LW : My Mom, she always supported me!

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

LW : Discipline & love!

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

LW : With conviction!

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

LW : To move something in the world for positive.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

LW : Design can educate and encourage thinking.

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

LW : Design has to get its value again!

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

LW : It take the time it needs!

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

LW : Do research!

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

LW : Think different!

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

LW : Technology is a tool, but it should never play the most important role.

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

LW : Adobe Programms, mostly Adobe Illustrator

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

LW : It's all important!

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

LW : New Baby! :)

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

LW : Ideal partners complement each other!

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

LW : It's so hard, so so hard to be famous like me! ;) Joking apart! I am grateful and blessed and hope for new contacts.

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

LW : I always laugh when someone asks if I can do it quickly!

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

LW : The sun is always shining above the clouds

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

LW : I was just creative because I enjoyed it

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

LW : On earth? With living people?

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

LARA WILKIN BORN IN GLADBECK, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN (NRW) IS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR AND SCENOGRAPHER FROM GERMANY WHO IS SPECIALIZED AND FOCUSED ON PROFOUNDED AND SOCIAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND VECTOR ILLUSTRATIONS FULL OF DETAILS. SHE GOT THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN “DESIGN-MEDIA-COMMUNIKATION“ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND ARTS - DORTMUND AND IS UPGRADING HER STUDIES WITH THE MASTER OF ARTS AT THE SUBJECT AREA OF “SCENOGRAPHY AND COMMUNICATION“ - ALSO IN DORTMUND. INFORMATION GRAPHICS ARE ALSO A GREAT AREA OF INTEREST FOR MS. WILKIN. SHE LIKES TO TAKE THE VIEWER OF THEIR WORK ON A JOURNEY, PROVOCATIVE TRIPS, INSIGHTFUL AND INFORMATIVE TRIPS - TRIPS INTO THE DETAILS.


Schlachtfeld Wildnis Illustration

Schlachtfeld Wildnis Illustration by Lara Wilkin

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