Chung-Yuan Kuo

Good in Packaging Design.

About Chung-Yuan Kuo

Never stop learning graphic design, including creativity and visual art. Never want to grow up, toys are favorite!

  • Winner of Packaging Design Award.
  • Specialized in Packaging Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Packaging
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Interview with Chung-Yuan Kuo

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 never stop learning graphic & visual strategies. I love to appreciate the design result for every work. I have wanted to be a designer until my creativities are not found.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
My design studio is called "Midroom Lab". I hope that the company's role is always "in the middle of" every design cases and our clients.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
Package design. I enjoy that customers could get surprised when they see the package and open it.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
"Design field" and "future of design" include every living goods when your open your eyes every day.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
I held the exhibition in December last year in Taiwan. I hope I will hold the exhibition in the summer this year.
How do you work with companies?
Discussion with each other, not only professional design process but also hobbies.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Design is a hard way to do it fast. A good designer must face to all kinds of difficult design cases.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Make a main design strategy, find out key visual words, draw the sketches, and do them constantly until forming a perfect work.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
1. To know about every design news in the world. 2. Play with my cat. 3. Play video game. 4. Clean my vintage toys. 5. Sit on my favorite chair.
Can you describe a day in your life?
Work with my colleague or teach students of the related design major.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
To live in different modes very day but you have to burn your brain constantly.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
Every toy from different countries! I am not good at drawing software in pc. I love to use "COPIC" to record my design idea.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
Sleep early and spend a lot of time to set my dress and hair in the morning. And then go working with a passion.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
I think half year (six months) is a suitable duration to complete a design case.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
New product packaging is just like a baby who is born from us and clients.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
I work with my colleague and create all kinds of ideas from each other.

Extended Interview with Chung-Yuan Kuo

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I'd just completed my senior high school life. I started to learn design skills after graduating and I tried any design cases and never give up.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
New branding and new design package that make people feel surprised.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
A good designer is listening to the clients' voice. A great designer can face to audiences(customers).
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
Design different meaning calendar for different public institutions.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
I believe in co-design and I want to work with foreign designers.
How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
I don't want to be famous. I just believe that my work can make people(including juries) satisfied.
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
Some of branding Toys and foods in a vintage market in the Spring.
Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
The duration getting a new project and knowing every secret from this case.
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
In the future, design doesn't need to explained by we designers.

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