An Interview with Maka

Today we have another interview of a designer name Maka. Maka is a self-taught graphic designer. She is designing since 2009 and  now she is really good in her work.
Read more about her below, you will surely enjoy her interview.

Contact Details:

Name: Maka
Email: maka.nadashvili@gmail.com
Website: http://www.makadesigns.me
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maka.nadashvili
Twitter: http://twitter.com/maka__
Location: Germany / Georgia

What do you think about yourself?

Well… to make a long story short, I love creating things. Before design, I was writing and to be honest, I could never imagine myself being called a ”graphic designer” because it’s been just about 2 years since I started designing.

My profession field is totally different than designing, I am a translator and I studied film-directing for two years.
So… I am a self-taught graphic designer, and I am proud of it :)
I think , if you are really interested in something, you will definitely find the way to achieve more each day and be happy with your work.

I love life with all its complications, I love my husband, movies, music and people around me . All this inspires me every day.

I hate fish, mushrooms and selfish people. :))

Whats your achievements in your design field?

I think the greatest achievement for me so far is that I made my way to graphic design in a short time. Not only I earn from it but I am totally passionate with it and I m expecting and hoping for more…

I m blessed to have so many amazing testimonials on my site, from my clients. It makes me feel great :)
This interview is my achievement also and I am very thankful!

About your Experience with design:

I’ ve been designing since 2009 after coming across with 99designs. I knew nothing at all about Photoshop or illustrator but I felt like ”I can do this”. And i had some versions already in my head, for the projects after reading the briefs of the contests. But I did not know how to do them :))

So I followed some online tutorials and time after time I figured out my own style.
I started with logos, but then I felt that I was more into (and for) Print & package design.

All I can say is that, the more experience you have , the more skills you gain and become a better designer .

Do you have a particular process you go through for each design?

First of all, I have to feel happy to start designing. I can not do anything when I feel stressed or down.
Then I read the client’s brief carefully and ask as many questions as I have. I love the projects when you don’t have to stick to the rules or styles and you are free to be creative :)
and also …Music+designing = much more creative final design :)

How would you describe your style?

My husband describes it as ”maka style” :))))
I don’t know… I try to be simple and different, but it depends on the client’s wish.

How did you get your first job in design and what exactly was it?

99designs, as I mentioned above was my 1st job in designing. :)
In private, my first project was a CD cover and a booklet design for musical high school in Germany (Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten)

What plans do you have for the future?

I want to make my own little design studio one day :)

Your expert areas:

Print and packaging design, labels, stationary, business cards, banners etc.

Your tools of work:

PC- Adobe Photoshop , Illustrator.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration for graphic design?

Everything and everyone who makes me happy : my husband, my family, my dog Bella, life, friends, movies, music, shopping and nature.
My friends from 99designs, Dusan and Jurgen were my first ever inspirational designers, their designs and their winnings inspired and inspires me still :)

Jhen Jazz Billano, Adrian Nita, Aleksandar,Branko , cos66 . Abner, Ari Qinkqink and many more…they are all great!

What advice would you give to other designers?

To keep your own style and be original, to come up with something that no one has ever done before, to never give up and always be confident in what you do and respect other designers work – are great things to always remember.

Want to share anything else?

Thank you 92pixels :)

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