For Angelina Pischikova, the twenty three year old designer from Belarus, 2017 has been a year to remember. After recieveing global award winning success, with her Platinum Pentaward and widespread recognition from the packaging design industry, for her incredible design of the CS Light Bulbs packaging, we had the chance to catch up with the Pentawards winner, where she reflected on her journey so far and what the future might have in store.
What has happened to you since winning a Platinum Pentaward?
It was a truly incredible feeling to win a Platinum Pentaward, I am so happy. Since winning, I have become more confident and I have realised that I am on the right track. The competition has given me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people in the packaging design industry.
Where do you find your design inspiration?
I find inspiration in everything I do and through all the people I meet. The opportunity to work on new projects motivates me and my curiosity and passion for design keeps me going.
What are the biggest challenges you encounter as a designer and how do you overcome them?
When I graduated from university I found it difficult to be taken seriously as a young designer by industry professionals, especially without much experience. It's very difficult to find a team that will believe in you. When you are young and full of hope, it so important to find this support. I am so grateful to all those who have helped me get to where I am today.
I really hope that my story can inspire not only young artists to create and believe in themselves, but can also inspire the oldwer generation to believe more in these young artists.
What advice would you give to other aspiring designers?
Be more confident and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Explore unfamiliar territory and step outside of your comfort zone. It’s the best way to grow.
Where would you like to be in 5 years?
I’d like to continue to focus on developing work that I can be proud of and enjoy working on. I also look forward to working with a lovely team and bringing great ideas to life.
You can view Angelina's Platinum Pentaward winning design HERE