LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Yi-Rong Li ("YL") 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: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

YL : We all choose ourselves.

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

YL : My field is graphic design, and I want to develop in the future.

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

YL : Good designers use their hands, good designers use their brains.

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

YL : Deeply influenced by Hayao Miyazaki, I really like the magic princess, growing up like Fujisuke, looking forward to the space that blends with nature.

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

YL : Good at illustration, able to accurately grasp the charm of the character, let people smile or feel the different emotions of the character.

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

YL : Look at design works more often, subscribe to accounts related to design and brand selection, take a look at daily.

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

YL : Continue to explore the path of design, try to combine with your own talents, and do cross-disciplinary development in design.

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

YL : Design is to find surprises and new ideas in ordinary and daily life, to meet the feelings or needs of others.

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

YL : Our school teachers, give us special suggestions and give us opportunities to compete.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

YL : The love of design, the pursuit of beauty, the expectation of surprise.

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

YL : Occasionally the inspiration is exhausted, and the work cannot break through the comfort zone.

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

YL : Operating personal community accounts and websites.

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

YL : Become a designer who can bring many surprises and smiles.

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

YL : Can bring them more smile surprise and healing.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

YL : Design can discover people's needs and create new ideas in a boring and unchanging life to help life convenience and affect mood.

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

YL : Find inspirational sites from Pinterest and other inspiration sites, and extract their elements for extended development.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

YL : Design must be able to touch itself before it can touch others.

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

YL : Design is for people, trends change design.

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

YL : Help the design finish better.

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

YL : AI and PS.

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

YL : Affect feelings, texture, details are very important.

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

YL : Are there any blind spots or possible problems that can be improved?

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?

YL : Interaction with some new curatorial groups, they always bring ideas to break the framework.

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

YL : We ourselves feel that this work meets our ideals and is very satisfied. We have won the recognition of the awards. We also want to thank the judges who can understand this topic.

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