Interview with designer jiwon Shin (jS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design The Colored Lock Bag The Colored Combination Lock Bag.

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Interview with jiwon Shin at Sunday 26th of January 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
jS : Users can open the lock with their own colors not just numbers.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
jS : Coloring is most important part of whole design. Each number is filled with exclusive colors.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
jS : Launch the fashion accessories brand covers fashion accessories ; various exterior design bags with customizing colored combination lock

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
jS : Idea concept started at 2011, but slowly developing within 2 years. Whole concept is finalized at 2013.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
jS : This idea is my own idea, and I like this concept to give big identity of fashion area. I decided to pursuit an inspiration.

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
jS : I have my own design right in South Korea. I produce my work myself but I'd like to sell myself or with multi-fashion shops.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
jS : Especially, I worked at shoe-pattern making factory for 3 months in 2013. That time I learned about how to treat leather products. Thanks to that experience, I'd like to design these things.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
jS : Fashion magazines are helping to give me some creative idea in fashion area.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
jS : Someone who like precious product, extraordinary or unique items.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
jS : Lock is main concept of this design. I give the name more directly, the lock.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
jS : With computer, to visualize this design, I used illustrator, photoshop, solid-works. But manufacturing this whole product, air brush with IPP paints, crocodile leather, hot pink suede, knife, sewing tools are used.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
jS : Users can open the lock with their own color password.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
jS : Coloring with air-brush

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
jS : Making good quality of photos is very important, so I took photos to create simple and impact ones.