For those of you who are not already familiar with Fabio Sasso, you are missing out. Fabio Sasso is an amazing graphic design artist. His site, Abduzeedo, is filled with highlights of his work and tutorials so that you can replicate some of his designs in Adobe photoshop. His work is definitely top-notch and I’m really excited that he agreed to do this interview with us. So without further ado, here is Fabio Sasso.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into the work of design art.
Well, since I was kid I remember that I was always drawing so I believe that had some influence, then back in the 90’s when I got my first computer I knew that I would work with that, it was fascinating. Then I discovered some graphic apps such as Corel, Harvard Graphics and that pretty much led me to this career. Now with the blog, everything started back in 2006 after my office was robbed and I lost my gear. I decided that I would have to do something to backup my experiments and also promote a bit of myself and work.
You operate one of the most popular blogs about graphic design and Photoshop tutorials. What has led to the amazing success of your website?
Well since the very beginning my idea was to backup and share part of my design process and also my experiments in photoshop and other tools. So that would help me and other designers. I believe that helped because I’m always using the things I do on the blog.
What is your favorite piece of artwork be it website, wallpaper, or whatever and what do you look for in a piece of artwork to think that it really looks inspiring?
It’s really hard to answer that question because for me a design or anything you do as a graphic designer has to have a goal or purpose for an audience, different from art where the artist try to express himself or herself, that’s the same case with my personal work. I really like light effects and big contrasts like light and shadows. So that’s the first thing that catches my attention. On the other hand when I’m working on some projects I try to identify what the audience is expecting then it’s totally different because my personal opinion won’t count that much in terms of aesthetics.
Who has been the biggest inspiration to you in design art and why?
There are so many designers such as David Carson, Carlos Segura, James White, Joshua Davis, Guilherme Marconi, Eduardo Recife, Scott Hansen, Chuck Anderson, Adhemas Batista… and also there’s young guys from collectives such as depthCore that are simply amazing.
If you could give just one piece of advice to an aspiring design artist, what would it be?
My advice is to keep always learning and practicing a lot. Love the whole design process and not just the outcome, that will definitely make your life much easier specially when you have to restart from scratch.