Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Hsianglin Tseng ("HT") 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.
HT : I graduated from Department of Communications Design, Shih Chien University. I have been painting a lot since I can remember. Additionally, my mom is a costume designer. All of this made me have a certain understanding of the material from an early age.
HT : There are always many ideas I wanna to present to the world, it’s what led to where I am today.
HT : I’m an illustrator and graphic designer.
HT : Be more sensitive to the world.
HT : Interviewees of “Freunde von Freunden”
HT : Branding a life studio.
HT : Yoshitomo Nara
HT : The way I love the Ukiyo-e which is that by using the woodblock print and printing to describe the Edo period daily life. No matter the color or composition that all attract me.
HT : My self-portrait. When I drew it, it was the most honest moment to myself.
HT : Antiquities collector
HT : Solve problems and make better world
HT : My family and my friends and people who meet in life.
HT : Honestly self conversation.
HT : Keep practicing and improve skills, such as convey the ideas I wanna express precisely.
HT : When the designers start to present their work, their ideas can be convey to the world.
HT : Not just be a designer.
HT : Make works attract people.
HT : Solve problems and bring good sense.
HT : I’m preparing an illustration of book by using a lot of technique and subject that I have never done before.
HT : Village Ghosts - Book Inside Illustration. That a subject I never done before, and it complete very well.
HT : A day to three month.
HT : Most time I do some reference to clean the idea what I want then draw the sketch. Unless I have a clearly picture in my head, otherwise I will rest it for a while. Then change bit by bit when some idea pop out until it completed.
HT : Be honest with yourself.
HT : Design sets the trends.
HT : The way to convey ideas.
HT : Common Pencils、Sketch Book、Ipad、Apple Pencil、Adobe Photoshop、Adobe Illustrator
HT : The way to convey ideas.
HT : Visual design and material.
HT : Yes, I believe in co-design.
HT : People met in the life.
HT : Comic books.
HT : Keep learning new things and exposure to other fields.
HT : Yoshitomo Nara, Kelly Beeman, Gosia, Matsumoto Taiyo….wow, too many
HT : The feel of be recognition is very grateful.
HT : Dark Green, Home, Omelet, Winter, Rugs, Chanel
HT : Sometime I have to stand on the side of the road to upload files.
HT : It is a very lucky thing for me to use creation to conversation with this world.
HT : When I was seven, I knew what I want to live for it.
HT : I’m an illustrator, living and working in Taipei, Taiwan. Fascinated by the connection in space and human, and totally believe that "Who we are" is "How we lives". In my life, I use my paper and pencil to communicate with the wold. I hope my paintings can let people felt peace and quiet to listen the voice in their mind. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about me.
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