Designer Showcase: Leandro Demetrius
Today’s designer showcase features Brazilian designer Leandro Demetrius. Leandro’s Flirck profile is full of inspirational work, especially if you like lighting effects. Please take a few minutes to get to know more about Leandro and check out his work.
I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil!
I do not usually hold much to the labels or styles, because it is always good to surprise customers and people who admire my work. I particularly aim for it in both my personal projects as professionals, as I do not like to be remembered for a single style. I always renew and spread new ideas that at times I like more than the former.
I’ve been drawing since I was 4 years old, but it was only in 2003 that I specialized in design. I studied Graphic Design and could have a greater range of options to apply my skills. I’m currently studying Digital Design not because I like it, but it’s always good to monitor technological advances and new methods that can help to add something in to my chart.
Availability for client work:
I’m available but because they never worked in any fixed business. I prefer to go after the companies that might be interested by my work, it creates a certain confidence and helps to raise awareness of my name as a professional, not as an employee. Freedom of creation is worth a lot to me, I hate having to receive orders and make more work at once, without researching and creating something that is really good.
Areas of specialization or focus:
I love to see my work reflected in some media that the public can touch and feel. I prefer print design or visual arts. I am not a very big fan of digital art. Shooting as an example the artists precursor’s arts, who left their legacy and today we can access. Artists in the digital age at most will leave to printed file, and that is something that I do not like very much.
What is your best advice for other designers who are looking to improve their skills?
Take risks, try new techniques, styles and expose to the world what you do. Nobody will know if you are creative if you do not show it. Never be afraid to go after jobs with large companies, usually because they admire courage and attitude more than a project well done. It is always good to go to qualify, extend the range of technical and support artists who are deploying in the area, follow the path that they opened. I think it is important to maintain humility, always maintaining contact with other professionals, because nobody is on top forever, and it is always good to have friends that can help you in time of difficulty.