Liane Rossler is a designer, curator and creative advisor working on numerous design projects, from Australia. Liane has recently worked on projects that highlight the importance of sustainable design practice, including Here and Now, Supercyclers and Happy Talk. She was also the co-founder, director and designer of Dinosaur Designs for 25 years before establishing herself independently. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Liane Rossler.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I am drawn to things that are original, timeless and unique, but the aesthetic varies from minimal to maximal.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
My creative process is very instinctive. I imagine the long term vision and then work on how to achieve it.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I really admire and respect David de Rothschild and the work he did with the Plastiki. Working to highlight such an important world issue as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and then developing materials innovation, so that the problem becomes the solution. Every aspect of the journey is considered such as the process, innovation and aesthetics.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Nature is a never ending inspiration. We have a beautiful park nearby that I walk in every day, and whether it is the light or the landscape, or the time to think while walking, I always find it inspiring.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
I studied art for 4 years, and then started a design company where I worked for 25 years. The last 5 years have been spent working on a variety of art and design and cultural projects. The important things for me in work are creativity and freedom, so I feel very lucky to work in this way. My advice for others is to maintain your integrity, and be inspired by others but do it in your own way. Think about what needs to be created.