Renderfeed: Tell me a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer in Geneva!
(Istvan) I started my career as a graphic designer: After completing my college education, I joined college friends of mine who had started their own graphic design studio. I ended up working for them for five years. But after so much time working for someone else, I started to feel as if I was “dissolving” my own universe and style. I was deeply implicated in every project I was working on, but had no control over any of the projects because they were not really mine. So, one day, I decided to take a break, to go free-lance and to rediscover my own style. It’s strange, but I don’t even remember which specific event led me to this decision!
Right now I’d define myself as a digital artist rather than as a graphic designer, even if the work is similar. I work anywhere between twelve to fifteen hours per day on my computer. So my “working” life is closely related to my online life.
Outside of that, in Geneva, I’ve got my family, my friends, my “normal” life. My neighbors don’t know about my work (and nobody calls me “Istvan” because that’s not my real name).
Renderfeed: Your work is very unique. There is a strong influence of mathematics and poetry in it. Can you explain what inspired you to develop such a personal style?
(Istvan) First of all, thank you! As a creative, getting a “unique” style is some sort of accomplishment (and it’s harder to be “unique” today than before the internet era). However, I never tried to have a unique style. In fact, quite the opposite happened: I used […]