Interview with designer Pedro Miguel Messias (PM), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Tgtl Alentejo Collection Olive Oil Can.

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Interview with Pedro Miguel Messias at Sunday 8th of March 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
PM : The idea was to show the main aspects of Alentejo Olive Oil since is beginning in Portugal, particular in this peculiar region- Alentejo. The landscapes, the people, the history.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
PM : The main focus was the nature and the history of this region in make olive oils.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
PM : Show the collection to the world and obtain lot´s of sales and inquiry´s

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
PM : 6 months.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
PM : Was just an inspiration, was not hard, because we have those elements in Alentejo, you just need to find them

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?
PM : No just for TGTL.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
PM : The success of the last work, also inspired in ilustrations and country elements

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
PM : Yes, Mário Belém.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
PM : A classe, men´s and woman´s between 30-64 year´s old, with good professional position and fine food lover´s,

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
PM : I don´t know similar designa to this concept on olive oil.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
PM : It reflect´s the history of olive oil in Alentejo

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
PM : PSD, Ai,

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
PM : Connection with the nature and people who lives in Alentejo

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
PM : Yes.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
PM : Because we won on last editions

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
PM : Just Thank you,