February 25th, 2016
When Ambition Meets Architecture: An Interview With Şemsa Bilge
Having 14 years of experience in 3D modeling is something. I shudder to think about the kind of
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I was born in 1979 in Ankara, Turkey. In 2002, I graduated from Ankara Hacettepe University as an
How did you break into the industry? What helped you get your first job/sale?
I worked as an interior designer in the private sector for 4 years, after which I continued my career as a freelance interior architect from 2006. I started selling my designs and 3Dd models in 2012.
What do you think are the most important skills for a designer to have?
I think a 3D designer should follow an agenda and have a great deal of imagination. There are no limits in this industry. Designers must constantly improve their skills if they are truly interested in this field and aim to achieve the best.
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?
Beginning with sketch drawing is generally a good start for a project. But this is not always necessary. I mostly start my work by thinking about all the factors in 3D, and then I make the technical drawing.
How would you best describe your projects in three words?
Symmetrical, kinetic and creative.
What tool would you consider indispensable for your work?
What would you recommend a beginner to start with and what to avoid? What would you have told yourself when you were starting out?
Beginners must think in many directions and always improve themselves as not to fall into repetition. I also use all these aspects as my guidance.
How do you take a break from work? What are your hobbies?
I love watching documentaries and reading
Are there any future projects you can tell us about?
My Future aim is to be a more successful interior architect and a master 3D modeler. I work intensively in Turkey, but I would also like to take part in international projects. My biggest goal is making better and bigger 3D Models.
If I become famous in design industry, I will have achieved my greatest aim.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am sure that I will make most of my dreams come true within 5 years. I can never do with less, I always want more. Of course I sometimes find my skills inadequate in some areas, but that’s why I’m always trying to improve myself. I know that my works have improved in comparison to previous years.
My next step will be to start my own business in architectural industry. By gathering my own team, I aim to be more successful both in architectural works and 3D modeling projects.
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