When I was 5 years old, two unrelated – from the first sight – events happened at the same time. My parents wallpapered our large living room and bought me a gouache set. One day, when they were at work, I took my new paint, went to the living room, climbed on the couch and started painting as far as I could reach. My parents took me to drawing lessons soon after that. The first lessons were followed by Art school and later Art academy, so, one could say, everything went according to a set plan after the living room accident.
Basically, I work as a freelance graphic designer. I am also a member of a small Lithuanian fashion oriented design studio Studija LT, founded by fashion designers Ieva Seviakovaite and Jolanta Rimkute. Several brands have been born there, namely LT identity, Baltai, ToMaMe. We also work on various other projects.
The main mission of Studija LT is to bring together different artists that work in different fields for collaboration. The main objective – to develop the tradition of openly share ideas, learn and develop teamwork. We do a lot of collaborations with business leaders in the different market fields: clothes for PR campaigns, prizes, packaging design etc.
I feel a fast satisfaction. It is kind of a shopaholic feeling. You wanted, you got, you are satisfied and... you want something else or you are not satisfied with the results anymore and you think you could do better.
I am currently monitoring an interesting process where scientists, engineers, programmers etc become designers. Scientific professions reach the levels of creativity they have never reached before. Scientists care reating furniture, new materials and collaborating with fashion and so on. The future of design is bright :)
Certainly! For example, the brand of LT identity is basically built on Lithuanian heritage. Its design reflects our ideas of creating the new Lithuanian identity that has enough space for both respect for the past and the desire to take a step into the future, here and now. Our team seeks to analyze the cultural experience of Lithuanian people and look for new symbols and contemporary identity tokens, creatively interpreting them and shaping the positive self-image of a modern Lithuanian.