We’re glad to introduce the interview with Petr Schwarz, a SOA student from the Masterclass#11.
Could you present yourself to our readers and tell them the position you currently hold?
I’m Petr Schwarz, I’m founder of Black Ink Design Group, and I am also a CGI Artist for an architectural firm called Pozas Arquitectos in Monterrey, Mexico.
Why have you chosen to become an Arch-Viz Artist?
When I started my architectural degree, I wasn’t that good in drawing, but I knew I had good ideas, so it was until my second year that I took a 3D class. From then on, I fell in love with this area. Where I could imagine everything and then put it all together in rendering. My best phrase is “IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, I CAN HELP YOU VISUALIZE IT”.
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What were the biggest difficulties you faced at the beginning of your career? How did you handle and overcome them?
The biggest difficulty that I still face is that here in Mexico, there’s the “culture” of wanting everything Good, Nice, and Cheap (Bueno, Bonito y Barato). Another difficulty is getting to be known, I need to work on my marketing strategy.
Is there a work/ an image/ a project that you created which is most valuable to you? Why?
I don’t have a favorite one because I believe that the next one will be better. So I always try to keep pushing and working harder and smarter to get better results. But one of my favorite images is the one I created with Roberto’s help in the Masterclass ;). Because it was the first time, I opened my eyes to a brand new world of possibilities: Photoshop is a great tool. I also like some of my latest renders, which are for a friend of mine and are very special as well.
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What do you do in your free time after work? Can you balance your working life and your private one?
Work is hard, since I work at a firm and beside it I have my own work. But I try to balance it with going to barbeques with friends, exercising (to blow out some steam), and on the weekends with my family. And also, I love watching tv, so as to distract myself once in a while.
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