Interview with designer Maria Anwar (MA), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Dewy Brooch Pin.

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Interview with Maria Anwar at Saturday 14th of March 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
MA : My inspiration has for this design was derived from nature. How the dew drops fall beautifully on a leaf and reflect the beautiful green color.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
MA : I wanted the design to be true to nature, focusing mainly on the structure and form of the leaf.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
MA : it took me around a week to design it on 3D.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
MA : I am drawn towards nature and I love working on designs that are inspired by. I find this design very soulful mainly because of the beauty and simplicity found in nature.

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?
MA : I plan to produce my work myself.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
MA : My love for design!

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
MA : The beauty and simplicity of it makes it stand out from the rest.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
MA : Matrix 7.5

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
MA : The leaf encircling around the stem.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
MA : My teacher at GIA New York guided me wherever it was necessary.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
MA : It has a very important role. It was because of the 3D design program was it possible for me to give life to this beautiful design.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
MA : Just the mere recognition of my design at the GIA students choice award encouraged me to go ahead and take a chance to submit at a design competition.