Our feature of the day is from Gulf of Oman, the Director of KHRŌma design featuring no other than…

Mr. Michael Andrew Berber
Design Director @ KHRŌma Design,
Design Consultant @ LUXURY HOME Muscat,
Project Architect @ OMSB Muscat
/Gulf of Oman

“The Interview”

Please tell us a little bit about yourself, like how long are you working in this industry?

I have been working in the design industry for the past 24 years. My most recent works include luxury villas and hospitality projects.

One reason I particularly enjoy this business, and the challenges that go along with it, is the opportunity to connect with people and learn their culture. The idea of being able to create something that interact with people is what makes it even more exciting.

My work pivots on simplicity of details. I focus more on the innate characteristics of materials where, I believe, elegance could be achieved.

Kindly share the basic process of the work you will share to us?

After careful review of the client’s requirements, I start my design process with sketches. Sketching stimulate me enough to keep me engaged – I believe that when our own hands are the hardware we develop richer concepts.

I then translate my ideas to the computer using softwares like Sketchup, 3dsMax, & Photoshop.

What are the difficulties you encounter in working this project and the solution you can suggest to our readers?

a. Finding clients that value my services and share the same core values as me.
– Choose your clients wisely.

b. Keeping up with the current technology, materials, and design.
– Your learning should never end – continue to sharpen your skills.

c. Negotiating
– Do not compromise on your fees. Insist on what you deserve.

What nifty tips do you share to the community in working this kind of projects?

Hold off on firing up your CAD software right away.
“It is important to use your hands. This is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator.” – Paul Rand

Do you have anything to add that will help inspire others. Please feel free to let us know.

The expertise in the use of design tools, whether it’s a pencil or a 3D software, is neither a gift nor an art but a skill and talent that can be acquired. In order for these skills to be translated into a gift, it should be able to create something that touches the heart and speaks the language of art.

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Interviewed by:
3DTEAMZ / Rey Gerali

We would like to thank Mr. Michael Andrew Berber for sharing to us some bits of his experience for the inspiring insights, contribution he shared to everyone in the community.

Please stay tuned for more inspiring people. 3DTEAMZ is always on the look out for inspiring individuals that would help make our communities move forward by sharing our individual experiences, knowledge and learn from each others, work together, unite for the better future…