Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews, five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Thanks to Paco for being this week’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

PacoI’m Paco. My hometown is a scenic city named Ezhou, in the Hubei Province of China. Now my wife and I are living in Beijing. 

What are you working on?

I am working at Smartisan as the UI Design Director. In high school I began the training to be a professional graphic designer. Sketching is my strong point. Because of my great passion for design, after college I started my own career in UI.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?

Smartisan OS

Recently I completed a project named Smartisan OS which was custom designed for the Andriod system.

Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?

My workplace demands are simple, all I need are an iMac and Razer Mamba. I have a good command of Photoshop. My daily working time is 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

The inspiration for new projects mostly starts with massive online research and open discussion with my team, then we choose some creative idea to start our design job.

Accept challenges. Sitting in your comfort zone won’t bring you anywhere. Learn new stuff and be proud of your small steps.

Choose a favorite player. Tell us why you dig them.

  1. Yosemite Finder
  2. Wireframe
  3. Instadamme

I like Daryl Ginn. His work always rstronginds me of something beautiful. Left to right: Yosemite Finder, Wireframe, Instadamme.

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