Katherine Kalugina Interview

Renderwow - 6/28/18 18:40

Hey, I’m Kate, when I was a little girl, all of my friends wanted to be princesses, I wanted to be a designer. That’s why now my friends usually call me “Girl, that always works” :D I really love designing and creating something special for people, something that would make their lives better.

Four years I worked with interiors and public places, but a couple years ago I founded the new area, furniture. Now I still work with interiors, but with furniture, that I created by myself. I’m so happy about it, because now I feel more complete.

Also I have a little design blog on the Instagram about cool stuff from all over the world, check out #katdesignblog.

1.What 3D modelling programs do you use?

Usually I use 3ds max, I guess it’s 95% of my works, but sometimes I use SolidWorks, because it’s much better for modelling the construction part of furniture. In this program you can not only create something, but also make a virtual test, to check if this object can be made in real life .

2.Is there a program you prefer above everything else?

Well, my real love is 3ds max, I really spend with it more time, than I spent with my friends :D I prefer 2014 version, because it suits me best

3.What rendering software do you use, and why?

I really love V-Ray, now I use 3.6 version and it’s really cool! I chose vray, because it’s a really flexible program with a great potential and opportunities. When I see the final render it’s always like I imagined .

4.Through your years what was your most memorable project?

I guess that answering this question, people usually talk about the project for NASA of super modern hospital or whatever, but honestly, for me the most memorable project is the very first project, that I made with V-Ray. It was apartment, nothing special, but I still remember that feeling. The feeling of miracle, when pictures from your head are displaying on a computer monitor.

5. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now in this industry?

Now I’m working more with furniture, so I think that in 5 years I will be a super cool international furniture designer. Or a baker! I love trying new things!

6. Any tips you can offer to artists out there that can help them in this industry?

Well, I have a secret recipe for you!

Step one: Find the area of design you like the most.

Step two: If it’s something not so popular, stfu all the people that say, you should change your dream.

Step three: Work, then work even more. And always share your works with others, talk to them about them, because that’s how we learn, that’s how we change the world.

7. Is there anything you would do differently in the past that would help the way you design now?

I would start using 3ds max earlier .

8. What is your favorite place to get your textures from?

I usually use Ps for this, but I really like CGTextures and vray-materials.de.

9. Have you got inspiration from other artists? If so, who?

I’m following lots of great guys on the Instagram. But usually I just check out hashtags like #interior #interiordesign #cgartist etc. and always find something new.