Andrew Beaumont answers Despokes Questions

What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
I was working as a 3D design technician in a university, and just thought to myself ‘I should be doing this’

Where did you study design?
I studied fine art painting at Nottingham Trent, and then later 3D design ‘Designer Maker’ at the university of Plymouth

What was the first thing you designed?
Probably a Lego spaceship that could drop Lego bricks from a hatch underneath.

How do you define good design?
Ive always admired objects that are designed to last longer than the user.

What would you be if not a designer?
I would be very, very bored. I cant even imagine a life without design now.

Which design of yours are you most proud of and why?
I designed and made a ceramic roulette wheel/olive dish. It certainly isn’t the prettiest object I have designed, but I have the only one ever made. I think I like it because not many people did.

Anything in your career you wish you’d done differently?
Not really, I see it as a marathon and not a sprint. Im just grateful that I realized I was a designer and not an artist.

Which designers do you most admire?
Having worked so hard to get this far, I now admire anyone and everyone who works as a designer.

Which product do you wish you’d designed/do you think is an example of good design?
Definitely Freitag bags, I own seven now and see no reason to stop.

Tell me about your design style at home?
Presently student chic…

You can catch Andrew at New Designers 2010

One Response to “Andrew Beaumont answers Despokes Questions”

  1. louis June 21, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    The design works well.