Jong Won Park

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About Jong Won Park

Actually I worked with game,feature film,animation,TV commercial ,publication industry during 15 years which means I'm professional artist, designer, illustrator even traditional painting artist. most of people like my work, enjoy my work, proof of that we can check my sns that kind of facebook, youtube, even artstation . I always happy with this audience so every moment when I uploaded my recently work on the website then we can communicate each other with comments, private message ,email whatever. I think most of audience enjoy my work with much more creativity that already included in my work. when I draw of painted something, I usually concentrated on kind of ' Story' even if that just only one picture. so eventually audience spend much more time with my work with thinking about story telling that included in work. I hope ,and want my draw or painting getting more interesting constantly further more, even after when I died. and most of my work is digital painting , of course I love this but now I more focusing on traditional artwork that kind of used to acrylic, pencil , watercolor as well and so on, because I'd like to make unique work that only 1pic in the world. which means I also like digital work but they can exact copy obviously , I don't like it a bit. spread out much further is ok but unique is weak.

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Interview with Jong Won Park

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I worked in the game, animation, feature film industry during 15 years with concept artist, concept designer, illustrator position, and I became the artist, designer from when I start work with one of design company 15 years ago, of course I wanna get called 'designer' or ' artist' from someone because I always pursue make artistic things that doesn't matter drawing, painting, picture, video clip whatever also usually I created digital artwork with PC, photoshop, tablet but at this moment I have lot of interesting about traditional artwork like a draw with actual pen, pencil, brush, water color, even acrylic ,oil on the canvas or paper .
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
my design studios called ' JC park Creative Studios ' usually get some outsourcing work from several kind of game, animation, feature film company sometimes we get some work from special company that like a theme park company, broadcast company, book cover design also.
What is "design" for you?
happy to make people, also make much more happy to creators, living quality make much higher .
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
I really love design of LEGO bricks, because that is just simple single design have but people can be use this to much better design , means quite open to expanding much further more.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
I was design about skin design of company website with illustration, 15 years ago, that was my first design for the company.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
usually everything, if that can be create or make, mixed something, for example actual fabric canvas, material, PC, tablet , gaming console, audio, book , most everything.
When do you feel the most creative?
when I suddenly saw the some of picture, movie, design from someone. or sometimes when I heard some of music, song , of course I feel the creative idea.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
creativity , unique , unusual things usually I pursued , focusing on.
What makes a design successful?
should be useful , add some of unique outline, things the never seen before and most of people loved that then I thinks that is successful design.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
unfortunately I did't have any exhibition experience yet so hopefully getting winner of this competition then make my 1st exhibition with A design award in Como.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
from everything. which means for example, when I saw some of pen on the table suddenly I feeling the inspiration so I always observation everything, every element, every product also even things that nothing special.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
my design , art style pursued much more simple, and basically beautiful if everyone see that. nothing special and doesn't complicate, which means when I designing something my sight is just from normal person, nothing expert of design. just when I refining design finally I just see with expert sight.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I originally from South Korea where living during 35 years and now I living in Germany during 4 years. I thinks those 2 kind of place have pros and cons , Korea have good environment that combined between past old things and present things but usually focusing on contemporary things, compare with Korea, Germany have good preservation environment from long time ago, so we can see more easily there's history on the building, something whatever. both of this things affect to my design. better or not.
How do you work with companies?
got a work description from the company, clients then doing first rough design and send back quickly and getting feedback and refining .. repeat this process then could be reduce misunderstanding .
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
respect is important and trust also. I usually respect and trust to company, client also same with me from the company most of time that my experience.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
got a description , and if necessary then we have to make meeting for initial sketch or rough and then I work for rough initial image and sent to client and then getting feedback quickly ,constantly continuing and afterward we can approach to final result.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
painting frame, fridge , laptop , small flowerpot, and LEGO bricks.
Can you describe a day in your life?
morning wake up and preparing something that send to school for my sons and come to company and work, after work get back home, take care of children , when they are come to bed then I start my personal designing work.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
I'd like to say just simply word , famous word, but really strong word, one is ' think different ' this is really important if you make just common things then people don't keep watching , interesting, so if possible should show much different idea or design to audience. second is ' just do it ' when you designing something please don't hesitated trying. which mean never afraid of fail.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
positives things is designer make much more good living place in our planet constantly with great sensibility design product, element , and so on. so could have special pride, self respect, rewarding kind of. and just small negatives things, sometimes payment doesn't satisfy to designer, but could be overcome something like this with passion of design.
What is your "golden rule" in design?
just looking good things that should from most of people not only just from designer sight
What skills are most important for a designer?
hand skill, or something other physical skill is most doesn't important I thinks most important thing is creative thinking with think different. and willing and patience also important to designer as well
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
usually pen, that could be approach to first initial idea could exposure to outside from thinking about. also use PC, internet for researching reference, and for expanding idea
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
I usually lot of time expend to designing , but sometimes time would not enough I just keep thinking about relevant design constantly , when I eating , sleeping for example, then when I start again to designing then much easier for approaching to final designing.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
definitely depend on each project design but usually spend a time around 1-2 weeks for researching reference and actual designing work would take 1 week that criterion something like a 'Rainy Day' that I already put on this competition.
What was your most important job experience?
when I designed some of Robot concept for SAMSUNG advertising around 1 and half years ago, because this is first time experience approach that excepted game , movie, even animation industry. also they make much great video clip, even statue with my design work.
Who are some of your clients?
most of clients included in game, feature film and animation industry in my case
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
most of interest and enjoy to kind of drawing or painting design work. because I usually enjoy something draw and paint to somewhere even my most of career timeline existed with there.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
my final goal is make some of sensibility painting that would be traditional art work also that doesn't matter what kind of painting tools used and maybe that enjoyed from lot of people even next and next generation , constantly.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
I usually work myself, that is simple and slightly avoid misunderstanding each other.
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
I would say about my one of another traditional artwork that also drawing , with paper and sharp pencil and finally finishing with black color brush, that name is 'Alley' this work describe kind of footage about normal people crowd also combined with future things in current environment.
Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
nothing even so far , I thinks it is enough for explain about me.

Extended Interview with Jong Won Park

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
my major was digital cartoon , 16 years ago when I graduated college, afterward I was join to game industry with concept designer for making game until now. something different situation between 16 years ago and now, at this moment I covered several various kind of industry designing like a feature film , animation , publication even advertising industry as well.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
when I was young, I enjoyed drawing, designing with LEGO, also make a comic book something like this experience became a designer. also I spent a time with imagination something, whatever, and then that deliver to paper with pencil, brush.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I would like to design that much more contain fresh and creative, also unique things inside of it.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
should have several and various experience from several channel ,that like a book, movie, music , even small element from somewhere ,experience is really important for creating something. and don't afraid of experiment to do. just do it.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
good designer make design well that follow trend also and great designer make trend that another designer would be follow this trend
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
good design should be have just two kind of ,one is should be have function definitely second is should be have beautiful that touched mind, heart of viewer
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
good design have kind of function of expanding in the world which means most of people loved good design and would that deliver to other person quickly and easily
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
if I have more extra time then I would design to like a acrylic painting that included in great storytelling and fresh color scheme but that have different emotion, sensibility with 'Rainy Day' that already put into this competition.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
I'd like to painting on the great wall that means painted on huge wall instead of just canvas. that wall being in outside so everyone feeling emotion, sensibility from this work.
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
creative thinking, different thinking than other person, other designer
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
Jony Ive who is chief designer in Apple company , I like his design philosophy that make much simple to product design even user interface design as well.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
most of Apply product like a Macbook, imac, iphone something like this. everything have just simple design also mush more useful in my case. just have gorgeous outline even though that they also have useful function that also much easier learning to use.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
'Rainy Day' I think it is my greatest design because that contain great storytelling inside on it with beautiful color scheme
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
look and see much more even hearing from nature whatever and then try to make new design constantly then you improved your negative things and would become to be much better designer as well.
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
probably became the artist, especially painting artist definitely .
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
obviously my wife from 10 years ago. cause being her I've been grow up much better than before
What helped you to become a great designer?
creative energy from several people. from my wife, children ,another artist, friend as well .
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
just me. I have just only one rival that is just me , that was obstacle until now.
How do you think designers should present their work?
with honesty ,strong confidence, don't be shy , never afraid of
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
always make new trend that would included in my design project. so eventually other designer would pursued my design trend
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
maybe expect something that would getting more great sensibility, emotion , beautiful feeling as well.
How does design help create a better society?
design connected between each person with aesthetics languages . that would be bring to better world, society
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
I'm doing now something that some of experiment that kind of painting and drawing with several different tool that doesn't matter traditional or digital whatever. just pursued that more creativity, unique , even fresh feeling to viewer
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
that is 'Rainy Day' acrylic painting that I already put this competition because I got a great result output from initial idea of this also this painting output definitely match with initial thought that was what should I draw in this canvas. so first rough initial purposes great matched with output design.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
I'd like to see fresh design language especially housing design, interior and even exterior also . because we can improvement much more than now ,but wouldn't change completely , I mean even if slightly changed something, some small parts of that then our life style would be much higher and better
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
usually doesn't matter there is somewhere if I have some of paper and pencil for sketch
Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
both are possible I think but I usually pursued design sets the trend. that is much more valuable
What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
usually I used Macbook with intuos tablet and photoshop software.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
that is parts of overall design language also every thing is really important for make overall design result so doesn't necessary things is nothing.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
me and my wife, we are good team for make a new fresh design also sure I believe in co-design because this would bring much easier to think expanding
Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
most of other designer and artist influenced to my design even if we didn't meet or connect with something but we can interacted with each design work, design language.
Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
usually comic book, fairy book, kind of design magazine is give most of effect on my work.
How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
every time thinking about creativity , also every day draw or painting something even spend tiny minute
Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
Jony Ive, I want to meet to him and wanna hear about his design philosophy
How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
that is really thankful in my life with honor ,if I have, getting some of award. and I don't know ,sometimes easy or hard to be famous I think that is depend on what kind of award or ,timing with current trend
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
blue, grey and orange is favorite color and Jeju island in South Korea is best place for me , like a food that included rice , like a spring and early summer, LEGO brand is my favorite as well
Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
around 15 years ago when I started rookie designer some of palmist person said to me ' you would be work with physical labor ' but I worked with designer, and artist so far
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
just make my mind always to be good, and tried to determine with strong passion mind.
When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
yes I was definitely believe and trust my ability with my skill, and imaginative power
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
I thinks human immigration to another planet where similar with earth
Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
just keep going with your passion , already trust things was, don't afraid of anythings , just do it , remember fail is good experience

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