February 29th, 2016
Taking On Interior Design With Kirill Korotkov Petrovich
Everybody hopes to make money from their degree. Few can meld it with 3D modelling like Kirill Korotkov Petrovich. He's showing off his architectural skills with his models meant for interior decoration. He has agreed to share some of his secrets with us (and with you)!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I graduated from the faculty of architecture 10 years ago. Now I'm a freelancer in the field of interior design.
How did you break into the industry? What helped you get your first job/sale?
First of all there was a small flat I had to model. I got this project when I was a student and I had to do both models and renders for it by myself.
What do you think are the most important skills for a designer to have?
I think it's necessary to organize workspace comfortably to achieve the most effective workflow, whether you‘re communicating with the customer or modeling.
What kind of research do you do before you start a project? Do you go with the flow or have a very good idea how everything goes?
Everything begins with the collection of references: the more, the merrier. Sometimes I visualize the whole interior at once; other times I need to brainstorm a bit.
How would you best describe your projects in three words?
Inspirational, ecological, minimalist
What tool would you consider indispensable for your work?
I use editors, such as 3ds Max with vrayrender, MarvelousDesigner and Adobe Photoshop.
What would you recommend a beginner to start with and what to avoid?
Learn some 3D programming. It's a big plus: if you are a designer who‘s into modeling, it gives you more tools for manipulating virtual objects.
Your work should never be done in a hurry! If you feel that you can‘t make it by the terms set by the client - don't take the project.
What/who are your influences in life?
There are a lot of talented people in the world from whom I draw inspiration, such as Zaha Hadid
How do you take a break from work? What are your hobbies?
I like sports, such as mountaineering and biking.
Are there any future projects you can tell us about?
Yes, I've just got a project - a big, loft-style flat for young family, which also has a sea-themed room for the child - I like working in these directions.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I'm going to develop my interior designer skills, because I chose this path many years ago and I like it so much.
Tell us what you think!