Interviews

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Interview with Calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky

Calligraphy is one of those arts that I have never personally done, but thoroughly enjoy looking at. Some calligraphers are just brilliant when it comes their designs, one of those being Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky. His calligraphy is amazing and it is fun following him to see what kind of designs he will come up with next.

I’ve been following Evgeny on Dribbble for awhile now and I have much respect for him as a calligrapher. I was lucky enough to be able to do a small interview with Evgeny and he was kind enough to answer a few questions which you will see below.

You can follow Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky on:

Where are you from?

I was born 1984 in Khabarovsk, Russia.

Where do you currently reside?

Now I live with my family and work in Vladivostok, Russia.

How old are you?

30

How many years have you been doing Calligraphy?

I have been writing calligraphy for 8 years.

What made you want to become a Calligrapher?

I had to learn how to create original logo with a unique shapes of letters.

Where did you land your first design related job?

It was a logo for skate’n’snowboard shop SmartShop in Khabarovsk.

What are your 3 favorite projects you have worked on?

Braxton font design of FontFabric

Braxton Font

Braxton Pro Font

Braxton Pro Font

Calligraphy object Fabric for Zarya Design Loft

Calligraphy object Fabric for Zarya Design Loft

Calligraphy object Fabric for Zarya Design Loft

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

Streetart project AzBukiVedi

How much time do you spend per project on average?

5–10 hours

What is your favorite non-design related hobby?

Elektronique Tanzen Musique play on my boxes

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Elektronique Tanzen Musique play on my boxes, work on village, walk with my wife, ride my Honda Scoopy, do yoga in a morning

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I take my inspiration in experiments with instruments at first, and on Behance

What does your office look like?

My workflow is now being renovated

What design tools/software do you use?

Pens, brushes, ink, paper, iMac27

Xbox or Playstation?

No!

Mac or PC?

iMac27

Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

Safari

What would your last meal ever be?

Hmm…

What is your favorite book?

I love to read methodical literature and I have many good books. The last book that I was inspired is Design for Real World by Victor Papanek. I advise to read this book for all designers.

What is your favorite movie?

No!

What is your favorite social media network?

Behance

What are some of your future goals?

Now I’ll open Ё-FONTS type design studio and in 6 years I plan to be a great type designer.

More Work from Evgeny

Tailormade Calligraphy Logo

Live to Print Calligraphy Logo

Creative Spot Calligraphy Logo

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UI UX Web Designer Jakub Antalik

If you’re a UI/UX designer then you’ve more than likely heard of Jakub Antalik or have at least come across some of his work. Jakub is a UI, UX, and Web Designer from Slovakia and founder of Scrape apps and Tasky. We have featured some of his work on Enfuzed as well in the 25 stunning mobile UI examples. Myself being a fan of Jakub’s work, decided to set up an interview with him to get to know him and his background a little better.

You can follow Jakub Antalik on:

Where are you from?

Slovakia. Banská Bystrica, a little city near High Tatras.

Where do you currently reside?

Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.

How old are you?

23

How many years have you been doing UI/UX design?

For about 3 years.

What made you want to become a UI/UX designer?

In the past I worked as a webdesigner in the internet agency. But I love new technologies and applications so I started spending more time with UI/UX works, and it is funier for me.

What University did you attend and what is your degree in?

I was studying economics at University in Prague, but I didn’t finish it, I chose a graphic designer career.

Where did you land your first UI/UX related job?

It was in Prague, accidentally I got some UI job and I was lucky for a really good client, so it was great experience for me.

What are your 3 favorite projects you have worked on/created?

For sure it is Taasky, because it is my own project :) Email client and calendar app.

Tasky

Tasky App by Jakub Antalik

Tasky App by Jakub Antalik

Email Client

Email Client by Jakub Antalik

Email Client by Jakub Antalik

Calender App

Calender App by Jakub Antalik

Calender App by Jakub Antalik

How much time do you spend per project on average?

It really depends from project but it is around 50-100 hours.

What is your favorite non-design related hobby?

I love taking photos, doing some sports like basketball, volleyball or table tennis. Also I like reading books.

Who/Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Lots of beautiful and inspirational stuff you can find on Dribbble, Behance and sometimes I find inspiration in everyday life.

What design tools/software do you use?

Photoshop and Wacom tablet.

Xbox or Playstation?

Playstation

Mac or PC?

Mac

Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

Chrome

What would your last meal ever be?

Bryndzové halušky – it is a traditional slovak meal.

What is your favorite book?

Catch 22

What is your favorite movie?

Matrix

What is your favorite social media network?

Dribbble

What are some of your future goals?

My goal is to be the best UI and UX designer. I want to improve myself in UX skills and interaction design in the future. I want to work for the best and coolest apps. Also I want to finish some of my own projects. And of course to be happy. :)

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Frederic Tourrou aka Beasty Design featured

You may have heard of Beasty Design before, we featured his iPhone style business card in our 27 unconventional business card designs article. Beasty Design is a company founded by Frederic Tourrou, a French UI/UX designer & creative director. Frederic is an amazing designer and I’ve been following him for some time now so as you can imagine I was excited when he agreed to do an interview with me and answer a few questions for Enfuzed.

You can follow Beasty Design on:

Where are you from?

I’m from Toulouse south of France.

Where do you currently reside?

I’m still in Toulouse, it’s the best city in France ever!

How old are you?

I’m 35 years old.

How many years have you been doing this?

I’ve been working in design for 10 years. First on print stuff and on UI/UX design for the last 4 years.

What made you want to become a UI/UX Designer?

I’m a really big fan of print. I like the smell of the ink and the noise of a good old Heidelberg letterpress. So I was pretty cold about web design because I can’t feel anything. Then iPhone and the smart phone were born, so I could make interface designs and touch the screen, it was awesome.

I’ve owned an iPhone since the first one and I fell in love with the awesome apps and the “whoa effect” like parallax and other stuff. Now I am studying the Windows modern UI guideline, I feel like there is a lot of work to do on the Microsoft device.

What University did you attend and what is your degree in?

I’m a graduate in business school of 2 years and a graduate in graphic school of 1 year and I also have one year of law school.

Where did you land your first design related job?

I’ve been contacted on my website http://www.beasty-design.com ( new look in progress ) for the creation of a music label identity.

What is your favorite project/design you have worked on/created?

You know the last one is always the one you prefer. I really like the Opinyon App project I’m working on:

Opinyon App project by Beasty Design

I really like the Cheers Wine App too:

Cheers Wine App by Beasty Design

and I love my cute Mail Icon:

Mail Icon by Beasty Design

but it’s not just design, it’s the people I’m working with. I must admit that I’m blessed because all of my clients are my friends now. Some came from San Francisco to visit me!!

How much time do you spend per project on average?

It depends on the time/money my clients have, some have a lot of time and money and some have money but no time etc…usually it’s around 1/2 month for an app but sometimes on some apps I spend 6 months!

What is your favorite non-design related hobby?

Riding my fixie.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love playing with my two young girls, Mayra and Mona, and watching movies and a good meal with my wife.

Frederic Tourrou aka Beasty Design Daughters

Who/Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I read a lot of design books. I learn from the best on dribbble and behance and I also practice a lot still making tutorials adding my touch.

What does your office look like?

  • iMac 27 // core I7 3,4go //  fusion 1 to // 32go de ram // NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX avec 2 Go de mémoire GDDR5
  • Macbook Pro 2011 with ssd 16 GB ram
  • Trackpad
  • iPad retina / iPhone 4 and 5
  • Pantone Moleskine and Dot Grid Journal
  • Sony NEX-5N
  • Monster Beat Pro
  • My Jawbone Up 2 that tell me to stop and go for a run you lazy guy :)

Beasty Design Workspace

Xbox or Playstation?

Xbox for playing with the kids.

Mac or PC?

Mac for sure ;)

Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

Safari.

What would your last meal ever be?

Leg of lamb with potatoes and good red wine from Bordeaux with my family and friends and my kids on my knees.

What is your favorite book?

Perfume by Patrick Süskind the only book you can smell.

What is your favorite movie?

I’m really a fan of Snatch.

What is your favorite social media network?

I’m not sure…Twitter because it’s fast and cool for business. I like Facebook for family stuff. I always use Path to publish.

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