Today’s post is kind of new as I’m goin to publish + shares some interviews I had with a number of great + talented designers around the globe. The main goal of this interview is for us designers, illustrators, freelancers share useful tips and get to learn from the best while at the same time you get a taste of good inspiration of every jaw breaking artworks that will be feature here at esharkdesign.com.
Let me start the first series of interview with one young + talented illustrator from Canada named Yuta Onada.
Q: First, briefly tell us little bit about yourself and what you do?
My name is Yuta Onoda. I am an illustrator. I have recently graduated from Bachelor of Applied Arts Illustration at Sheridan College, Canada.
When you first got interested about art and design?
I was always interested in art since I was a kid.But the point where I took art seriously was about 4 years ago when I decided to take the Illustration program at Sheridan College.
Q: For how long have you been a designer and what keeps you going for more?
As mentioned, I have just graduated from school and started my career as a professional illustrator, so it has been about 3 months.
Q: Describe to us briefly of what’s your typical day of work.
I wake up about 9-10 am. Then make a cup of coffee and check email. Then I work until about 2-4 AM. It really depends on my schedule but it’s my typical day of my work.
Q: If you don’t mind telling, where do you ussually source for good inspiration?
I don’t know where exactly I source for good inspiration. I guess it’s just from everything I see in my daily life.
Q: Once you’re start working on a piece or design work, what’s your frequent working process like?
I do a lot of research for getting ideas first. Then I work on some roughs and adjust the size and briefly decide color scheme. Then start working on a final.
Q: How did you improve your design work and techniques?
I think I was fortunate to learn from the teachers from Sheridan. They taught me a lot of essential things to be an illustrator: process for having ideas, composition, visualizing ideas as images, etc… For techniques, I draw a lot and experiment with a lots of materials.
Q: What are the softwares + hardwares you currently use to produce your such magnificent art?
For illustration, I mainly use photoshop. But I add traditional media (pencil drawings and paintings) to digital work as well.
Q: If you don’t mind telling us again, what are your coming projects and goals or future plans for your career?
Fortunately, I have been busy and working on multiple projects. I will be participating in a gallery show in Toronto and Portland in August and September. I am also working on illustrations as well. My goal is to keep doing what I do now for the rest of my life and enjoy what I do. Most importantly, I would like to keep challenging my self and do not stop at certain point. Just keep on progressing.
Q: If you’re not a designer/illustrators, what will you be now?
No idea but maybe baseball player? I wanted to be a baseball player when I was a kid.
Q: What advice you can share for young designer/illustrators out there that are just starting their carrier now?
I do not much to say because I just started my career as well. But enjoy what you do, try a lot of different things, and do not get scared of making mistakes.
Lastly, me at esharkdesign.com would like to say thank you very much again for this interview, and to finalize.. I leave the last words for you.
Thank you so much for having me for the interview and featuring my work. I really appreciate it! I had a great time and I hope you did as well!
Yuta Onada has quite number of eye catching pieces and Yuta is also my behance.net buddies, so I strongly recommend that you check out Yuta’s other works which can be browse through at yutaonoda.com and yutaonoda.blogspot.com
I hope you guys enjoy reading this first interview ever and may all get some fresh inspirations to move further in your designing carrier. This interview is just the beginning as there will be more interesting interviews coming soon from several numbers of talented and expert designers, so don’t go far.. those are newbie here, might just like to subscribe to my RSS Feed!