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.
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I’m from Toulouse south of France.
I’m still in Toulouse, it’s the best city in France ever!
I’m 35 years old.
I’ve been working in design for 10 years. First on print stuff and on UI/UX design for the last 4 years.
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.
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.
I’ve been contacted on my website http://www.beasty-design.com ( new look in progress ) for the creation of a music label identity.
You know the last one is always the one you prefer. I really like the Opinyon App project I’m working on:
I really like the Cheers Wine App too:
and I love my cute Mail Icon:
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!!
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!
Riding my fixie.
I love playing with my two young girls, Mayra and Mona, and watching movies and a good meal with my wife.
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.
Xbox for playing with the kids.
Mac for sure ;)
Leg of lamb with potatoes and good red wine from Bordeaux with my family and friends and my kids on my knees.
Perfume by Patrick Süskind the only book you can smell.
I’m really a fan of Snatch.
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.