Interview with graphic designer Nastia Smiyan

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By: Liza Koenhoven October 29, 2018

An interview with graphic designer from Ukraine Nastia Smiyan – a student of Academy of Technology & Design and very creative person.
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what made you want to become an artist?

I love to draw since childhood, I always like to do something with my hands: sculpt, embroider, cut, glue and decorate, I like to pack gifts and make people happy, I always want to be useful for the world and make it visually beautiful and aesthetic, that’s why I decided to become an artist


how would you describe your approach?

I am trying to do my work at a high level, monitoring trends and files quality, to understand what people need and demand, providing them with resources that will simplify the process of creating their projects

who or what has been the biggest single influence on your way of thinking?

The greatest influence on me was made by the mentor, who showed me the possibilities for the development of my creativity, he interested in computer graphics since childhood and shared his experience with me. There is nothing better than finding a mentor, he helps developing skills faster and better!

how do you think online design resources have influenced the art being produced today?

Every creative person can use online resources, art has grown to the masses and this has led to the fact that more people have access to online resources to create their art and distribute it, to implement their ideas into reality

what are you passionate about besides your work?

I love to draw sketches from nature, go to modern art exhibitions, listen to live music, read philosophical books and watch non-standard serials such as The « Black Mirror » from Netflix, which shows the dark side of future technologies and makes everyone think about the future

which of your projects has been most important to developing your personal style?

Above all, my own style manifested itself in the project « Witchcraft », I like a little creative negligence in the drawings, this gives a certain author’s uniqueness.

what would you say is your strongest skill?

I consider my strongest skills – perseverance, patience and hard work, the ability to bring my ideas and projects to the desired result.

do you have any superstitious beliefs or rules that you live by?

My main rule is to do everything possible that I can do today, don’t put off my dreams and go to my goal since that moment

what’s your personal motto?

Keep calm and never give up!

Author: Liza Koenhoven

Liza is Masterbundles’ outreach manager and copywriter, passionate about black coffee, writing and Depeche Mode. She does her best to deliver you the most valuable deals on the web. Write to [email protected] if you want to talk or publish your article.