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Edmundas Jankauskas Designs

Edmundas Jankauskas Designs

Today's featured designer is Edmundas Jankauskas. Edmundas Jankauskas is the creator of iconic designs such as Summer Garden and Lifi.

We had the rare opportunity to interview the exalted designer Edmundas Jankauskas who was recently announced as the Designer of the Day by the A' Design Award and Competition. Edmundas Jankauskas is the creator of iconic designs such as Summer Garden and Lifi. We got exclusive answers to our questions about Edmundas Jankauskas designs and design philosophy.
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Edmundas Jankauskas, how did you become a designer?
Edmundas Jankauskas : In early days I was choosing to become programmer or designer. I chose to be designer and to work with packaging because I just love to see my final work printed, on the shelf in shop and used by other people. ...
Edmundas Jankauskas, what are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I can’t imagine a great work being done with an extremely tight timeline. I think that one of the key elements in great design is having time to step back, relax, take a moment and look into the work you’ve done with new eyes. If I feel that I can’t work today, I don’t....
Edmundas Jankauskas, which emotions do you feel when designing?
Edmundas Jankauskas : For me the most exciting time is “aha!” moment when everything comes into its position, when the equilibrium is reached between client and myself....
Edmundas Jankauskas, what particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I think that curiosity is the most important skill that any creative person should have. Being curious not only about the field you’re working on, but all the aspects of our life: politics, economics, science, sports, urbanism etc. Some greatest ideas for design can come from least expected fields....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, what is your growth path? what are your future plans? what is your dream design project?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Though now I work as a freelance designer, in the future I can really imagine having my own design studio, my own team that I can work with on some of the biggest projects....
Edmundas Jankauskas Designs
Edmundas Jankauskas, what are your advice to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I have only two advice: don’t be afraid to do something completely new that no one believes in and never hesitate to promote yourself and your works...
Edmundas Jankauskas, you are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Understanding HOW and WHY design works in very important. Invest time and sometimes money to get new knowledge, find and read research papers, discuss with other people, expand your view....
Edmundas Jankauskas Designs
Edmundas Jankauskas, what is your day to day look like?
Edmundas Jankauskas : One of the key aspects of being a freelance designer is being able to organise your day as you wish. Some days are very productive, some are not. I like to not push myself on those unproductive days, I’d rather do something else that I feel like doing and work when I feel like working. Of course, keeping an eye on project timeline is very important....
Edmundas Jankauskas, how do you keep up with latest design trends? to what extent do design trends matter?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I think that knowing what design aspects are trending is important, but not vital. Being able to adjust your design decisions depending on what is best for your project is much more important that blindly following what others do....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, how do you know if a product or project is well designed? how do you define good design?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I believe that good design is one which works. If a box of chocolate has beautiful visuals, but is very hard to open and use – it’s poorly designed. In packaging functionality is very important, hence design is never only the visual beauty of fonts and other elements. It is very important for designer to be able to step back and think of your design from the perspective of user. Ability to forget all that you know you’ve done and see the product as if it is the first time you see it....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, how do you decide if your design is ready?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I think that for most designers their design is never the best they can do. Every time I look into the projects I did I always see something I could have done better. And that is normal: we change our views, we learn more, we change our thinking....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, what is your biggest design work?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Being still young designer I think that my latest works are the best works I’ve done and I want to believe that the next one I will do will be too. My latest project is an active ecological packaging LIFI, made out of tree leaves....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, who is your favourite designer?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I tend to mostly admire people who do not work in the field that I work in. Few of the most interesting interviews that I have ever watched were with Sir Jonathan Ive, lead designer in Apple....
Edmundas Jankauskas, would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I believe that good design is very important to how people experience their daily life and how they feel about it. Hence good design should not be limited to most expensive products, it should reach everyone no matter where and how they live....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I extremely admire people who can give promise and then keep it also people who do their best to reach the best result they can. These kind of people I imagine working with in my own design studio in far future :)...
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Edmundas Jankauskas, what are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect?
Edmundas Jankauskas : I think that working together for general good is the most effective way to bring people together. I myself feel very proud when I can do something for the community that I live in....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, what positive experiences you had when you attend the a’ design award?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Recognition is very important for young designers, who might not have a huge portfolio and big clients, but have great ideas. Therefore I always recommend for design beginners to send their work to local and international competitions. Yes, sometimes that can cost you a lot (when you just start working and don’t have lots of clients), but being seen and especially winning is what pays off....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, what is "design" for you?
Edmundas Jankauskas : It's what makes everything work, no matter what it is: just a table, packaging of product we consume or house we live in....
Edmundas Jankauskas, what kinds of works do you like designing most?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Packaging, web design, editorial....
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Edmundas Jankauskas, what was the first thing you designed for a company?
Edmundas Jankauskas : It was a web design for my school. Yet my first real project was 20 years anniversary editorial for Vilniaus Private School....
Edmundas Jankauskas, what is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Edmundas Jankauskas : My favourite programs are the ones that don't crash during work......
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Edmundas Jankauskas, when do you feel the most creative?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Night is the most creative moment for me. It's so quiet and peaceful then: the city sleeps, no one texts you. A wonderful time to do something amazing!...
Edmundas Jankauskas, what kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Proud. If everything is how me and my client imagined, then it's really joyful to see your design in work....
Edmundas Jankauskas, how do you think the "design field" is evolving? what is the future of design?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Design was always going in the right direction. New materials, printing possibilities and even scientific discoveries do huge impact to how designers think. Ant that is a good thing. Only by collaboration between different fields of art, science and culture we can make bigger innovations and change our world to the better :)...
Edmundas Jankauskas, what are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? how can companies select a good designer?
Edmundas Jankauskas : Main advice to a company would be to formulate a very distinct problem and expected results. That way designer can get work done much easier and faster....

Edmundas Jankauskas, thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you... To learn more about Edmundas Jankauskas and check more designs by Edmundas Jankauskas as well as to see more Edmundas Jankauskas designs such as Summer Garden and Lifi visit
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We hope you enjoyed our interview of Edmundas Jankauskas. This interview was made possible by the contributions of A' Design Award and Competition - The World's largest and most influential design accolade. A' Design Award is an annual, international design award open to both concept stage and realized works by designers, artists, architects and brands worldwide. A' Design Award and Competition aims to create a public awareness and understanding of good design by promoting the best designers such as Edmundas Jankauskas and their design works worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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