Today we’ve got a very interesting interview with a great Graphic Designer from Bucharest, Alex Tass.
So Alex thanks so much for taking your Time and responding to my Questions! So lets start:
Q: What inspired you to become a designer and what makes you want to remain a designer?
A. First of all I have to start by thanking you Chris for considering me for this interview, i am really honored by the idea and your enthusiasm. – Thanks mate
A. To be honest it was not an intentional start, as i don’t have specific studies. There were 2 moments in my life that started this designer episode. One is related to my personal life, after a failed relationship i’ve needed something to invest my time, dreams and ambitions, and i’ve started doodling in various softwares, and this helped me get over it much easily. I am not even sure where the bad feelings ended as i was already fascinated by the new toys that captured all my time and attention. The second moment is related to a well-known dj from Romania that needed a website. Since i was a big fan of his mixes and radio shows i proposed myself to help him. Without any previous experience i’ve managed to finish his website in about 1 year , but i think this helped me in many ways, and i am still thankful that he got that patience. And so it started, at an unofficial level. About 2 years later (in march 2007), i was called to design some flyers for a new club in Bucharest. It was a difficult start as i had no experience in this either, but in time i’ve managed to understand what it takes to mix graphics and music / nightlife / clubbing. So there are 3 years now since i am working daily at something, especially logos and flyer/posters for electronic events. What makes me want to remain a designer? In a way, the other people’s work, it’s very inspiring to see great designers works. Music. I don’t know why but i am still relating music with design and it really makes me do it. And maybe the most important reason, passion for shapes and colors.
Q: Where are you Working at the moment?
A. www.nocturn.ro, Bucharest, Romania. Mostly at home, remotely.
Q: Mac or PC (and why? )
A. PC. I have started with it, and i am too used/familiar with it to do the transfer for now.
Q: Can you show us some of your favorite work you created until now?
Q: Where can we find you on the web?
A. On Google. ) Joking, well my website would be the first place to start with www.nocturn.ro, and besides this on:
and many, many other logo design websites,
Q: Name a few of your favorite and most-visited websites of 2009/2010.
A. Well, that would be easy, www.nocturn.ro as i love to, www.google.com as i need to, the websites where i have profiles as again i need to, 11even.wordpress.com a friends (visual) blog because he always shares good stuffs, www.underconsideration.com/brandnew as it’s always interesting, www.marketing-alternatif.com one of my all time favorites websites, always fresh and always surprising, and i guess www.latartinegourmande.com a very nice food and life related blog.