Dennis Josek

On a daily basis, creatives of all kinds deal with a plethora of files, mostly relying on conventional communication streams to share their work with clients and collaborators. Many projects require tens, if not hundreds of revisions for the final result. However, more often than not a previous version is much better suited than the latest iteration. THINKFEED introduces a version-controlled working space catered specifically to the needs of today's digital creatives, granting them an easily accessible overview to compare and keep track of changes. This helps to maintain a fresh perspective on the project, valuing the iterative process in a new manner.

Dennis Josek

The most interesting fact for me is that you and I somehow managed to become a living being on a planet that is already 4.543 billion years old. Yes, let that sink in, our lifespan is only taking up such a minuscule amount of that timeline that typing this paragraph almost seems pointless. At the same time, it is utterly amazing that you can read these words on a light beaming device which is thinner than a loaf of bread. Is there anything more fascinating than that? I don't think so.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

On a lonely beach somewhere in the Caribbean, making the best out of a remote lifestyle and working on amazing projects that will somehow change the world.

What is a good design for you?

It should be subtle, functional, addictive, emotional and worthwhile. And look beautiful, of course.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Probably my major (Interaction Design) getting chopped from the university, leaving me with no other possibility but to transfer to Communication Design instead. However, this was most likely the biggest blessing in disguise, as I realised that any form of study or degree is worthless on paper. It's all about your drive and vision, something that you won't learn in university, but have to encounter by yourself.

Who or what inspires you?

This might sound cliche, but Elon Musk. Positions and opinions left aside, that guy is moving into the future faster than anyone else. While his ideas might be crazy and unrealistic to achieve, his determination doesn't seem to stop him from anything. The fact that he planned and worked towards launching people into space for over 10 years is highly impressive and super inspirational at the same time.

How do you approach a new project?

It usually begins and stays in my mind for quite a while before any design happens. Even then, I love to just jump into the software and design straight away. At university, they taught me to sketch first, but I never do it and you shouldn't either! Or maybe you should, don't listen to me.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Learn things at home. Don't wait for the aha moment to happen at university, it'll probably never come. If you're interested in something, learn it! Teachers are great guides and will open many doors for you, but, you guessed it right, you have to walk in yourself. Start at home.

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1 comments in total

marleneeee 2020-08-07 18:57:51

hey dennis - great work! Good luck with everything in the future :)