Get to Know Our Ambassadors: Balash Mirzabey
Tell us a little bit about yourself? Where are you from and do you have any hobbies?
My name is Balash Mirzabey. I am 29 years old and I live in Baku. At the age of 17, I got interested in design. Now, I work as a Chief Designer at Marketing Department at Kapital Bank, the largest bank of Azerbaijan. My hobby is to follow all the design updates and share what I have learned with my partners.
What made you originally want to become a designer?
I studied day and night to become a designer. I experimented a lot, worked 14-17 hours a day, followed the best ones in this area and always struggled to be like them.
Where do you find inspiration and ideas for new designs?
I spend a lot of time doing my research. I am constantly looking for popular design websites to catch the flow of the trend and try to do all my work in accordance with contemporary styles. I like minimalist styles and enjoy doing example works in 3ds max and Cinema 4d programs as well.
Has your work evolved since your first started designing and how?
Of course, there is a difference between your first design and what you do now. In order to avoid standing in the same place, you must always work on yourself.
What pieces of work are you most proud of and why?
I love the stand I’ve set up for the first bank of the country – Kapital Bank. I have spent a lot of time on this work and I am very happy that it was successful.
Why did you want to work with microstock agencies?
For some of the designers, one of the most attractive things about microstock is that you don’t talk to customers directly. You simply upload your work and the person who needs it can use it and adjust if needed. You can get your money for the work you’ve done already and it motivates people more. I would like to advise all designers to work with the microstocks. It is also an opportunity to get experience on your own, and it’s a way to make more money as well.
What made you want to become a contributor to Freepik? What are the benefits of uploading your work?
The most important thing that distinguishes Freepik from other stocks is a large number of sales. This is the biggest factor that generates additional income. Sometimes the same vector doesn’t get many downloads on other stocks while in Freepik it has more than 100 downloads. Now I feel even closer to Freepik since I’ve been chosen as Azerbaijan ambassador. I am very happy about this and would like to thank all the staff for the choice. We have groups on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram where we help fellow contributors and in a near future, I’m planning to host first Freepik Meeting Azerbaijan 2019 event (dates coming soon).
What advice do you have for designers who want to become on contributors on Freepik?
I would like to advise all the designers who want to join Freepik: sign up without any hesitation! Do not let this opportunity pass, work harder and get more income.
Why would you recommend using Freepik and how has it benefited your work?
The reason for which I advise Freepik designers, is that they will be able to distribute their financial capabilities as they want. Since I became an ambassador, the main reason I guide people to work with Freepik is that I want them to raise their financial wealth. And for this, I try to share information about Freepik with more people every day.