Grow'n Up R&D Team Wally Sze, King Yuen, Stimson Chow, Samuel Lee

Professional in Toy Design.

About Grow'n Up R&D Team Wally Sze, King Yuen, Stimson Chow, Samuel Lee

  • Winner of Toy Design Award.
  • Specialized in Toy Design.
  • 2 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Toy
  • Baby Products
Qwikflip 6-IN-1 Activity Center Multifunctional Slide Basketball set

Qwikflip 6-IN-1 Activity Center Multifunctional Slide Basketball set

Toy Design

2-in-1 Slide to Rocker

2-in-1 Slide to Rocker

Baby Products Design

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Interview with Grow'n Up R&D Team Wally Sze, King Yuen, Stimson Chow, Samuel Lee

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I remember my earliest childhood was drawing and making. It was not until university though, that i decided to specialize in design.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Grow’n Up is a globally integrated toy company that encompassing original design, development, manufacturing and sales of internationally recognized branded toys, in various categories of preschool activities, indoor and outdoor bulk role-play, swing sets, water/sand tables, outdoor storage, kids’ furniture, picnic table & wheeled toys.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
There are too many great designs in the world, but it is hard to find anything that I like most. There’s always room for improvement in these designs.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Every material has its own strength and I think it is good to make use of it. It is the same when it applies to any platform or technology.
When do you feel the most creative?
Inspiration can come at anytime, but I like to work at mid night.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
Interaction design, user experience, user-centered, sustainability, manufacturability, cost are all important factors
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
It should shows a great improvement and difference comparing with others.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
everything that we design must give positive influence and effect to the society . When it comes to the environment, designer should always take sustainability and eco-friendly into account when working on their designs.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
Design field will keep evolving with technology and human cultures.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
One of my design is exhibited at the Trend Gallery at Nuremberg Fair early this year.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
My inspirations can be from everywhere – by observing behavior of people, kids and other people's work.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I am currently living in Hong Kong. I don’t think my design is affected by the cultural heritage. The most importance is whether you have the exposure to different people, different design and different culture in the world.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Trust. A good designer who must love design, have strong belief in his/her designs.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Design brief->research->brainstorm->concept->feedback from different parties ->prototype->testing->engineering drawing->final design.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
1) My DIY decorative screen 2) My DIY ceiling lamp 3) My Bruce Lee sculpture 4) An antique wooden stool which is older than me 5) My DIY wall mounted lego collection
Can you describe a day in your life?
Eating-> thinking-> researching-> eating-> creating-> designing-> eating-> observing-> resting.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
Designing itself is a joyful thing. the process make you learn a lot about people, economy, society & culture. I haven't found any negatives yet.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
The whole design process which is enjoyable to me is essential of making good design.

Extended Interview with Grow'n Up R&D Team Wally Sze, King Yuen, Stimson Chow, Samuel Lee

What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
good designer creates good design, while great designer creates great design.
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
good design can increase the value of a product and differentiate itself from other competitors
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
i will design and design for anyone if i find the project is interesting and challenging.
How do you think designers should present their work?
the point is about how a product should be presented. It is not necessarily being presented by the designer.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
Come up with a design that is recognised as a master piece by the world
What is the role of technology when you design?
It depends on what kind of products you designing. Some design need to involve with technology, but some dont.
When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
i dont know, but i remember i like to draw and making arts & crafts, and very sensitive to thing that has interesting shape and form.

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