Designer of the Month – Introducing Insignia001!
Thursday 15 July 2010 | Keith J. Hamilton14 Comments
Designer Name: Insignia001
Real Name: Luis Enrique Martinez
Projects Won: 22
MycroBurst.com has always had the services of talented designers. Coming from virtually every corner of the world, some of the top logo designers today have used MycroBurst.com as a platform to hone their skills and prove their expertise to the world. Continuing with our appreciation for the exceptional work our designers bring forth to our clients, we conducted another interview of a participant who has quickly made a name for himself in a very short period of time.
Luis Martinez, more commonly known as Insignia001, comes from a new generation of talented young designers. He has quickly cemented his place in the logo design industry through hard work and dedication. An active participant on MycroBurst.com, Luis now has 22 contest wins under his belt and is one of the most consistent performers on the site. We sat down with him to ask him about a few questions about his thought process, his passion for designing logos and what it takes to be a good designer.
Q1: How did you get into designing logos?
A: I started to design some drafts for my school work, during college. I learned some design skills by myself and after one year of learning and school work, I discovered my love for logo designing. I really enjoy it and I find it a great way to express my creativity.
Q2: How did you come across MycroBurst.com?
A: It was luck actually. One day while learning tutorials about Adobe Illustrator, I found a link that took me to MycroBurst.com. I believe my love for designing brought me here.
Q3: Describe your work process? How do you go about creating such beautiful logos?
A: I start out by imagining concepts and thinking shapes in order to understand what each project needs. Then I start drawing my ideas to develop a concept that fulfills what the contest holder communicates in his brief. I try to be original in my work. I always give my very best to every project I undertake.
Q4: You have won 22 design contests now. What is the secret behind your success?
My secret is that I always give my best. I get involved in the project and try to understand what the client needs. I get creative by letting my imagination flow and having lots of fun.
Q5: How do you deal with the competing with other fellow Designers? Surely it must be intimidating at times?
A: Of course! There are a lot of great designers out there. I’m still learning and want to keep learning from the best. I read a lot about talented designers from around the world. I participate by respecting each designer and his/her work. I’ve seen amazing designs over here. They motivate me to improve my work every day.
Q6: How do you go about choosing the projects? Is there any particular criteria that you follow?
A: Each project is a challenge, not only in a competitive way but also a challenge for my creativity. I try to compete in every project to prove to myself that I can develop any kind of design.
Q7: Name three things/attributes that every designer should have or try to incorporate.
A: Creativity, Originality and Hard work.
Q8: Name three things that designers should always be vary of or should not do.
A: The things to avoid are rip-offs, copying in general and trying to make a design in less than an hour. That’s miserable. A logo must be unique. By copying a logo, it loses its magic. A designer needs to work on details. It makes a design more attractive to anyone who sees it. Hard work makes all the difference.
Q9: What do you love most about being a designer?
A: I love being able to express myself and create what my imagination can develop. It’s a proud feeling when my work gets chosen and becomes the image for companies around the world.
Q10: Lastly describe your overall experience about being a designer at MycroBurst.com?
A: Well, I’m a beginner designer in general terms. I’ve been designing for almost a year and a half. When I first found out about MycroBurst.com, I started to develop ideas for logo contest there. Winning my first contest was a great experience. MycroBurst.com has helped me to improve my design skills. Each contest won or not, has taught me something new.