Episode 012 – There is always room for Improvement

November 24, 2017

Today’s Guest is just Awemazing, coming from a background where reading was the norm, Mr. Victor A. Fatanmi is a Creative with a difference, He is a Writer, Designer and the CEO of Fourth Canvas, He shares his story with us and points out an important trait he embodies, the desire and drive for continuous growth and improvement. You are to work yourself on your path towards self-sustainability and growth…

My Take Aways from today’s Episode:
It doesn’t matter how your start is or looks; what counts is your consistency on a path of improvement and learning…
Be unafraid to enter strange and new territories, that is where the growth is…
Your problem is not lack of the ability to write, the real issue is lack of conceptual understanding… the understanding of the way things work (especially design)
A lot of designers today are designers because they are masters of a particular Software….
Find any designer whose strength is in the ideation, whose strength is in what the design represents; who is concerned about the emotions the design will reflect; whose choices in the design process is about how best he represents the ideals of a particular brand, these are the designers that are usually able to convey their thoughts in writing.
The words store over the years; from elementary school, to books read, to dictionaries read; it is not the words that make the poem, it is the thoughts…
Work on your understanding and appreciation of design as being beyond software…
Design is everything…
Writing is just about finding the words to express these thoughts…
It also helps your writing when you study and read other designers writings…
Some of the traits we always look for in designers is humility, willing to grow and attitude
Skills can be learnt
 The New Segment (Demystifying the Myths)
Design is just about software skills (this is a myth). Software is just an advantage. Design is about the mind; this is not downplaying software skills; we need very good execution, alignment, balance etc.
My Take Aways from today’s Episode:
It doesn’t matter how your start is or looks; what counts is your consistency on a path of improvement and learning…
Be unafraid to enter strange and new territories, that is where the growth is…
Your problem is not lack of the ability to write, the real issue is lack of conceptual understanding… the understanding of the way things work (especially design)
A lot of designers today are designers because they are masters of a particular Software….
Find any designer whose strength is in the ideation, whose strength is in what the design represents; who is concerned about the emotions the design will reflect; whose choices in the design process is about how best he represents the ideals of a particular brand, these are the designers that are usually able to convey their thoughts in writing.
The words store over the years; from elementary school, to books read, to dictionaries read; it is not the words that make the poem, it is the thoughts…
Work on your understanding and appreciation of design as being beyond software…
Design is everything…
Writing is just about finding the words to express these thoughts…
It also helps your writing when you study and read other designers writings…
Some of the traits we always look for in designers is humility, willing to grow and attitude
Skills can be learnt
 The New Segment (Demystifying the Myths)
Design is just about software skills (this is a myth). Software is just an advantage. Design is about the mind; this is not downplaying software skills; we need very good execution, alignment, balance etc.

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