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Posted on 12.04.2018
Richard Yasmine – An Interview
Simplicity, pop and pencil sketches. Richard Yasmine caught our eyes with his decorative yet minimal designs. He has a freshness to his designs and an ease in his process that makes us very happy. His designs are also a perfect mix of pop-futurism in delicious pastel shades and we can’t get enough.
"Are you Lonely, up there in Utopia?" (taken from a Katy Perry song - a favourite of Richard's)
How did you start out in design?
Because I am a person filled with imagination I use my imaginary world as a simulation to try out new ideas and create new objects and that’s how it all starts.
What inspires you?
I am inspired from objects and emotions combined to an internal chaos.
Do you work from your own studio space?
When having my sketch book and my uni pin pen I can work from everywhere.
What is the job of design in this current world we live in?
A super hectic job, do it for fun and for the love of creating.
How does your design process work?
A simple procedure from a basic sketch coming out from the urge of creating …and there we go.
How do you connect with colour/materials?
All depends about the theme or the message behind the design.
What do you do to relax?
Have my cup of coffee.
What’s your favourite song?
First song came to my mind right now is “Chained to the rhythm” (Katy Perry)……let’s dance dance dance to the distortion 😉 a very cheerful song inviting to live..
But my all time favorite which is totally the opposite it’s “Desenchantee” by Mylene Farmer.
…We are playing it right now, Richard, as we write this 😉 (loving the pop vibes)
Three words that describe you?
Ambitious, sensitive and provocative.
Work, life, play – how do you balance them?
Life is all about a playful work 😉
Futurism or classicism?
It’s a mix of both and that’s much identifiable in my work.
Art or design?
Design is a part of ART so art in general.
Home or away?
Love to travel and explore new boundaries but home is where I belong.
What advice do you have to any new designer?
Don’t listen to negative vibes stay far away from pessimistic and harmful people, focus on your target and you will reach it.