Welcome to the Designer Unlocked interview
Where we uncover the best independent designers plying their trade on the Internet.
This week we have a designer, from the Philippines whose designs, I have come across various websites, are a clever mix of artisan and intellectual.
JPM Designs, is more than a computer Engineer by day and Designer by night, he has more strings to his bow, well have you seen JPM Designs and the Green Arrow in the same room, me neither.I am not saying they are the same person, you can draw your own conclusions but its no accident that JPM designs likes to keep his Archery hobby secret.
John, I don't want to be used for target practice, can you put down that bloody bow! We have an interview to complete.
Geek Shirts HQ welcomes JPM Designs
the latest designer to get unlocked.
Can you start by giving some background about yourself?
Hello I’m John, I'm a Freelance Graphic Designer from Philippines 🙂
Where you are from? What is your background? How did you get into design?
I’m from the Island of Cebu, Philippines. I’m a Computer Engineer that loves to design clever DEsign. When my friend introduces me the program called Photoshop 🙂 way back century years ago.
Where did you get the name JPM Design?
It’s my Initial
Where do you get your inspiration for your designs?
Movies, Popular Icon, Music
How would you describe your design style?
Mix of Cleverness
When you create a new t shirt design, what is sort of process do you follow?
Clever, cute, popular, funny
Looking at your own portfolio what is your favourite design and why?
The Achilles Foot. Because everybody wants to hide their weakness
What current projects are you working on now? And can we get a exclusive peek?
Getting Married 🙂
None so far .
None so far .
Who are your favourite designers?
Lots of them at red bubble…
When marketing your designs how much focus and importance do you place on social media sites?
Not that much i just share it once and then that’s it… 🙂
A lot of designers use sites like Redbubble and café press to market and sell their designs. Have you thought about setting up your own store?
Do you try to convey any message in your designs?
YES but not all designs.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I love what i do… So I’ll be designing still after 10 years 🙂
What do you prefer designing for, something wearable or a print?
What other interests and hobbies do you have when you’re not designing?
Playing Basketball , Social Drinking, Have fun with my family.
Do you have any advice for budding designers?
Explore and Engage
Anyone you want to give a shout out to?
To my two girls, Ivannie my Wife and Sophia my Daughter