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Interview: Adopekid

He called himself Adobekid but after Adobe contacted him he had to change his name. He changed it to Adopekid and if you look at his artworks you can recognize that they are very dope. Adopekid's website: 1. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? I like to draw since i was a child. But it never realy was my aim to become a designer. One day i reached a point where i had to decide what to do in life... I simply wrote an application for the Hamburger Technische Kunsthochschule HTK (Hamburg Techincal Artschool) and they accepted me. After finishin the apprenticeship on the HTK, which took me 3 yearz, i had to decide again what to do next. Do i applicate in a advertising agency, or what should i do? While i was askin me this, I was already workin as a Freelancer in German Hip Hop domain, and it seemed to get better and better. After a while everybody knew my name. U know, in this domain, everybody knowz everybody. My name _ADOPEKID_ was in everybodyz mouth... they knew me for my good work. Mainly, people wanted to have my Logos at all costs. I WAS ABSOLUTLEY determined to be autonomus, freelance - totaly self-dependet! I had my aim right in front of my eyez! All i wanted was to be on the top rung! 2. Your work is pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? Main part of Hip Hop is that every single artist has itz own personality. Often i just look at the people and listen to their music and i quickly get an idea of what could fit them or suit them without loosin their personality! When i was a child, i used to look WRESTLING, u know, thats kind of the same, when it comes up to their traits fitting perfectly to their outfits. I think this awesome coloured show and some cartoonz, like SABER RIDER, made me think the way i do when it comes up to design. In general, a lot of ideas do come out of my mind when i watch moviez! 3. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? Before startin with any logo, i discuss how the customer wantz it as itz best. But sometimes it also happenz that they just say : I NEED A LOGO... I´M SURE U´LL MANAGE!!! hahaha So i GOOGLE arround, lookin what there is to find out about this subject. But itz not easy u know... one day u spend a lot of time on arabic ornaments and in the same night u have to create a techno logo or a girly shirt. Actually i spend hours of hours sittin infront of my computer and tinker till it fitz perfectly. 4. What are your tools of the trade, both hardware and software? I scann all the thingz. For example, if i have to attach figures into logos, or i take a picture of a person to make it look real in the end. WORKIN WITH NO MAC! ONLY PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN AND COREL DRAW! 5. What, for you personally are the pros and cons of being a designer? People identify me on the steetz, coz i don´t hide like other graphic artist, i merchandise myself. I´m known in Hip Hop business. Besides, itz a cool job...workin far into the night...and then have a good night´s rest, what do i want more? =) 6. How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? TOTALY! I look into magazinez and yes, certainly i do take ``another`` look on somethingz then some other person do. Even in moviez i pay heed to other thingz than for example my friendz do ( cam engagementz etc) Sometimes i stop infront of a bill right in middle of the city and just let it sink in to me... Thinkin: These people made their work defenetly good! 7. What are your favourite 5 websites, and why? MYSPACE - bringz me a lot of customers GOOGLE - helpz me workin YOUPORN - helpz me to clear my mind =) MYSPACE/syndikatebeats MYSPACE/farhot ...Listenin to their music while i am workin - power beats! Honestly...thatz it... 8. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? I say thanx!! To all tha designerz out there : Fuck the rulez and also risk a break in style! PEACE KID