Whenever we can, we create something unique, exceptional and use unusual solutions and technologies.
Please give us a brief bio of yourself.
I'm Pawel Schedler, creative director of beestudio from Poland
What do you do for inspiration?
My inspiration is everywhere :)
Please list 3 of your favourite sites.
Thefwa and lot of blogs.
What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?
Bee’s most significant achievement seems to be our gradual development. Our partners, projects and possibilities are getting better and better. But our striking, commercial achievement is still ahead of us.
What software couldn't you live without?
What projects do you have in the pipeline?
We are working on the design of the most modern Centre of Contemporary Art in Poland, namely on its virtual equivalent. We have not seen the solutions we are planning to use there anywhere before.
Who do you rate as being the top 3 design companies?
Our idol is KokoKaka. We admire FVB, North Kingdom and FI as well.
What effect on traffic do your new designs have?
Well, it must be quite remarkable if you have invited us here ;) We receive great support and liking from our clients and other designers.
Who is your target audience?
Mostly brave clients who are receptive to new ideas. Whenever we can, we create something unique, exceptional and use unusual solutions and technologies. The users are open-minded, interested people who are eager to get to know not only information but also other experiences.
What area of web design lacks the most?
The world web design seems perfect. The Polish one, however, appears limited at times and hesitant to apply new, alternative ways of seeing or comprehending things. More often than not it is too tentative to go beyond the established patterns or conventions. But of course there are exceptions, like the greatly admired Ars Thanea.
What did your very first site look like? Is it still online?
I’d rather not mention it here ;)
Have you written any books, if not do you plan to?
No, we haven’t. We just do not have a vocation to do so.
What was the toughest thing you ever did with Flash? How long did you spend on it? Is it still online?
That is what we are dealing with right now, specifically, the Centre of Contemporary Art. The project is our biggest challenge not only in terms of its structure, variety of links or technologies but also highly innovative solutions we are planning adapt there.
Do you think Flash is here to stay?
Of course it is!
What are your views on design/graphic school. Do you think someone can get into the field without educational experience in a school environment?
There are rather few of such schools in Poland. Most of the great people we know are self-educated what points to the fact that being well educated in the field or not has not much to do with becoming a good designer. It is not only an art or a craft, but probably a bit of both.
When your company was just getting started, what did you find was most effective for getting new clients?
The most effective for getting new clients was convincing them about the high quality of our projects. It was not easy, though. We began from the scratch – without contacts, marketing or advertisement.
How have you learned so many Flash/design skills and techniques and can you offer any advice for newbies?
Practice makes perfect.
It's been a privilege, thanks very much.
Dziekuje bardzo i pozdrawiam!