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We are actually looking mostly outside of the web: to entertainment trends, research, people's behavior. From there come the most revolutionary impulses which are game changing.

Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

Flow Studio are two guys who used to work in national and international advertising agencies in client's service for many years. The overall tiredness of this business pushed us toward "big switch" preparations in January 2011. We started learning about games development, mobile devices, apps marketing etc.  We've launched together with hired designer and programmer our first iOS game Power of Logic in November after few months of busy nights and weekends. Two months later we've finally moved to Techsquare, a start-up accelerator in Prague, Czech Republic. We are currently working full time on our second title.

What do you do for inspiration?

We are constantly looking around and discussing everything interesting like gaming, business, art, music etc.  We try to note down all major ideas which can be used in the future projects.

How many hours do you work each week?

We work 45-50 hours a week but the goal is to work more efficiently.

How do you relax or unwind?

We recently started going to sauna twice a month. Finns would agree sauna session is the best time for discussion and new fresh ideas.

If you weren't working on the internet what would you be doing?

We would be building something else then a mobile games company and still having fun!

What's your favourite part of your job? What's the hardest part of your job? What do you do when you get stuck?

Here at Flow we love the vibrance and uncertainty of  the App Store. As we coming from advertising business we discuss a lot about how to make a great product, how to profile it on the market and what are the best monetization tools. Mobile games development is amazingly positioned on the cross road of arts and business. We consider this as the biggest challenge.

If there are any pivotal experiences/decisions you could point to that helped shape your career, what would they be?

I think many people today try to figure out how to do something meaningful and fun. And also get paid for it to pay mortgages and feed family :) The crucial thing is to start doing something you really enjoy and take it seriously. 

What software could you not live without?

Dropbox, Skype, Keynote and Mindjet.

Who do you rate as being the top 3 design companies?

We truly love Apple, respect architect Eva Jiricna (www.ejal.com), graphic designer Ales Najbrt (www.najbrt.cz) and of course our designer @phobik, who is a true master of art.

Has winning FWA awards helped you in any way?

That's too early to say but it is an appreciation of our attention to detail and unusual game look. So thanks again!

Are there things you do OUTSIDE of work to ensure that you are in the right mindset to be creative and/or successful in whatever you are doing?

We try to meet at least one new and interesting person a week. And that's an incredible source of inspiration and motivation for us.

What are your views on design/graphic school. Do you think someone can get into the field without educational experience in a school environment?

Sure, sometimes the school environment is even counterproductive. You are usually forced to spent 5 or more years doing all kinds of stuff while loosing focus and energy. The only thing that matters is to have eyes wide open and work hard to improve your skills.

How difficult do you find employing the right people in a world where everyone calls themselves a web designer?

Easy when your company is attractive for its philosophy, products and people. Hard when you are desperate and start making compromises. A-teams attract A-players, B-teams attract C-players.

How do you keep your finger on the pulse of the latest web trends?

We are actually looking mostly outside of the web: to entertainment trends, research, people's behavior. From there come the most revolutionary impulses which are game changing.

What country excites you the most in terms of innovation?

It's no longer about countries, there aren't any real boundaries. Look at young inventors in Africa, who build wells in the desert using Wikipedia. Or "nameless" guy in India who shooted extraordinary clip promoting his taxi service on Youtube. Internet offers same possibilities to everyone, no matter where are you from.

What does the future hold for your company, or you as a person?

Only the best :) We are extremely positive about the future will bring to us!

It has been a privilege, thanks very much

Thank you for the interview and for inspiring us every day!


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