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.

Nicholas Cardot

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10 Comments

  • Ruchi says:

    Nice Interview , his site is really amazing,good for guys who are into designing like me 🙂

    • Ruchi » Awesome. I was actually discouraged for a little while when I saw how few comments I received on this post, but if just one person enjoyed it then it is worth it to me. He really is an extremely talented design artist!

  • Satkrit says:

    I really like these interviews. Make me aware of new great designers out there. It inspires me to try new things. Keep them coming 🙂

  • tryfatur says:

    very useful, and very nice blog with sketch theme impressive,

  • Arisu says:

    Nice interview! I wish you could have asked a couple more questions, but I guess I just go over to Abduzeedo and discover it myself.

    Thanks a lot, Nick.

    • Arisu –> I’m new to interviewing so, as you can tell, I still have a lot to learn. I’ll do better in the future.

      • Arisu says:

        Nick>>

        Well, you can try out and write 30 questions for the interview then choose the best 10-15, as you mentioned in one of your posts cuantity helps to build quality and giving an extra time to think or not to think about what to ask can help you to make an awesome interview.

        • Arisu –> That’s a good idea. I’ll do that in the future and I’ll try to start getting some input from you guys before doing an interview so that you all can contribute questions and ideas.

          • Arisu says:

            Nick>>

            Yeah, actually, I´d love to see another interview like post here at sitesketch, I´m sure you know many great bloggers or just awesome designers that I´m unaware of, like Abduzeedo and Valp.

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