May 23rd, 2008
其實當初創作mushian的時侯，靈感想作一個小朋友喜歡的人物，健康、有陽光氣息、有點遲鈍，於是採用草姑。因為它比形象較健康，又好似人一樣有不同的外表同感覺。只係當初要將它設計到同 Mario 的草姑不一樣時有點難。(因為它太深入民心，包括我自己)
Although he claimed himself as “old”, Elvis is actually quite young. Loving design since childhood, even opposed by his family, he never gives up the dream for Design career and finally stepped into the industry at his 30th; the “mushian” figure he designed is cute, healthy, optimistic and positive, like the way how he chasing his dreams; he loves God, and always wants to improve himself and his design.
Through Elvis, we can see limitless possibilities that people can achieve and how design keeps a person young and passionate in the deep heart. Like the other designers, Elvis likes to gather inspirations from people and things in daily life. It is the bridge – Design, which links us to the world outside and the world inside our hearts. What a wonderful experience.
Thanks for the suggestions that Elvis gives to Dookaz.com. We will keep trying to provide the platform of originality and creativity for everyone carrying dreams. Hope everyone can really enjoy!
Elvis’s Profile: http://www.dookaz.com/dookazian/profile/primus80
Featured Design: http://www.dookaz.com/shop/product/featured/393.html
1. What are your current occupation and state of mind?
My name is Elvis Kwok, an ordinary Christian, who loves God, loves people, and loves church. I am 34 years old, pretty old ah? Haha~~~ I have “not” been in Design Industry for years, mostly in the form of freelance work.
2. Why do you like design?
Although being fond of Design since my childhood, I did not go to study Design due to the objection of my family. I took two years’ Further Education Course at CUHK when I grow up and stepped into the Industry since my 30th. As the only boy in my family, I am a little Dereism, so I prefer to develop my thoughts and thinking space from designing.
3. How would you describe your style of art?
I like clear colors, either black and white or multiple colors. Also I like single line for presentation.
4. Where did you get your inspiration for your design?
I get my inspirations from many fields, mainly from people or things I meet or in daily life.
5. What cultural influences have influenced your style and subject matter?
Traditional Chinese Culture, I especially like combining Western style and Eastern style together, but still trying.
6. Who is your favorite artist of all time and why?
I like Van Gogh most, like the hysterical style of his works. (But sometimes I think his colors are very exaggerated, lol~~)
7. Tell us about the design process for your picked design? How did you get the inspiration? What to express?
When creating “mushian”, I get the inspiration from doing a figure that children like, it should be healthy, sunshine-like, a little backward, so I tried straw mushroom. Because of the image is healthy with different appearances and feelings like human beings. But it is a little hard to differ it from the straw mushroom of Mario. (It is to familiar to the mass, including myself)
8. How did you hear Dookaz.com?
From Internet (www.aad-art.com).
9. Why choose Dookaz as the platform to publish your design?
Dookaz.com seems like both local and multicultural, especially the Message of Day on the top, which impressed me very deeply and movingly. There are not too much companies wish to open their Religion Belief. It is a good thing to communicate at a place full of Christians.
10. How do you comment on Dookaz product and printing quality?
Dookaz.com really has a lot of potential, as there are plenty of similar websites, like in Japan. Only the system needs to be improved.