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George Stoyanov is a Graphic designer extraordinaire. At a young age of 21, he has several years of experience in Interaction and Graphic design. He has a wonderfully fresh take on design, which has earned him clients like Nike, BBC, Paco Rabanne and Pizza Dominoes. Get to know more about George as he shares his passion, inspiration and design philosophy in this interview.
Can you tell us more about yourself? What were your influences, growing up?
I'm a 21-year-old motivated Graphic designer from Bulgaria. I have more than 4 years of experience in Interaction and Graphic Design. I have been involved in many projects. Some of my big projects were for Nike, BBC, Paco Royanov is a freelaabanne, Pizza Domino's, AXA healthcare, Nokia+Nielson, Nationwide and etc. I have a big amount of successfully finished projects from the concept to the full completion. An open minded and creative person with fresh ideas.
Have you always been into graphic design?
I always have interests in all kind of arts. When I was a kid I had my own computer. I had the opportunity to work on it. I think I was 8-9 years old. But of course I used the computer for games and entertainments until my brother showed me Adobe Photoshop 5.0. He worked on this stage too. Everything was changed! My brother showed me the basics of Photoshop 5.0 and I was very impressed. It was funny to create some kind of graphic objects, shapes, layers and match all of them until they become a finished work. I have been learning Photoshop on my own. In the beginning I made all my projects for me without aim. At that time I didn't have much Photoshop tutorials and I had to experiment with this program. Little by little it became my hobby. I could remember that I had interest in matte painting but not for a long time. Graphic Design will be my love forever. A couple of years later I decided that Graphic Design is the thing that I want to gain and work all my life. After my graduation my career began as a Digital artist.
Does your environment influence your designs? Where do you usually find inspiration?
I think that everyone can find the inspiration that it needs in everything around us. I find inspiration in music, people, nature, movies and other artist too. I usually spend more time in watching something then working. The ideas often come in that way. But maybe the biggest inspiration we can find in our imagination.