Canada-based designer Onat Ozer is our Creative Academy designer of the month this time around for consistently supplying stellar work, in a timely fashion, and remaining ever enthusiastic and committed to the cause.
He arrived just in time to contribute to the massive Halloween printables project the Creative Academy undertook and designed a pumpkin web button to connect everyone’s pages together,
He then took this skill to new heights by supplying these fantastic web buttons for a French ink cartridge site Une Cartouche;
We asked Onat a few questions to give us an insight into how he ticks as a designer, here’s what he said;
Sum up everything about you in no more than 50 words
I have tried lots of things in my life and one day I noticed that there was something called Graphic Design and I loved it! Actually, I majored in Philosophy but after I moved to Canada I focused on Graphic Design and got some training on it. Now I keep pushing forward with it!
How long have you been a designer for?
I have been into graphic design for more than five years and have really focused on it for the last two years.
What got you into it in the first place?
I love movies and their posters. One day, I saw an advertisement that announced a poster competition for a short film festival and I decided to design something for it. Ever since then, I have liked designing more and more.
Who or what are your major inspirations when you’re at your creative best?
Anything that has an aesthetical value that makes me say, “wow!” and then of course, anybody who designed that sort of thing!
What was the best piece of advice you ever received?
“Focus on one thing and be good at it.”
What was the worst piece of advice you have received?
“Happy wife, happy life.”
Is there anything in your work that you find particularly challenging?
When I get a project about something really boring or doesn’t fit with my interests and specialities, it is hard to create a good design for me.
Do you have a website you’d like to share with us?
I don’t have personal website but you can find my portfolio on the link below:
Finally, what is your ultimate goal with your design?
To design something that will be remembered by others for a long time.
If you’d like to follow in Onat’s footsteps and join the GKBC Creative Academy, follow this link here and join for free today!
Featured Image: Creative Academy designer Ben Wilson