Meet a Fabricante #36 – Lukas Valiauga

Lukas comes from Lithuania and he’s an interaction designer. He likes skateboarding and sharing ideas with other people, to be more open to different point of views. Read the interview below to know more about him!


Can you describe in no more than 30 words who you are and what you do?
I am an interaction designer from Vilnius, Lithuania. Before Fabrica I’ve studied design in London.
#1 – I am excited for ambitious ideas and interesting questions, like how to sell my luck? How to re-design a toaster or how to fly a plant.
#2 – I think interaction design is a lot of looking at relationships within these sometimes super complex narratives between people, technology, culture, politics, economics et all. And that’s interesting!
#3 – I do skateboard too.

What do you expect from your time at Fabrica?
#1 – I expect a lot of challenging, frustrating, tiring and ultimately super rewarding work.
#2 – I expect to learn a lot about the world through the people I am meeting now and will meet later throughout the year here at Fabrica.
#3 – I expect a lot of Lithuanian-Italian-English miscommunication, because it’s cool and funny and I should learn a new language!

What inspires you most?
People who sometimes very patiently listen to other people (like me) who very passionately yet very incoherently try explaining what they really mean with their ideas.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
To not be precious with the ideas. And that’s super important, because ultimately that makes you much more open and susceptible for other points of views. Also some ideas are really not that good, so it’s better to get over them quickly.

What do you miss about your home and what do you like of Italy?
labas / ciao