Yasmin Choudhury7 months ago
Excellent post. I want to veer away from graphic design and talk about other aspects of design. I recently became a self taught handbag / jewellery designer - handcrafting leather, making bags, purses and jewellery plus bracelets all with a social mission. When people discover I am serious, and there is a higher agenda. they eagerly offered to help me. The human spirit is full of generosity, idealism. From the lovely, expert gentlemen at my leather yard, who share their tips and point me to new places to the everyday suppliers who rush about trying to fast track my order. Youtube has helped me to too. My Open University. I mean I even learnt the guitar - and that is the power of Internet. So I stuck it out and learnt. Alone. Up at nights. Toiling away. So much so, that a few days ago, I was able to launch Lovedesh™, a new design brand for '3rd' World and even my own 'DO' on this site (see ow.ly/nXXzG ) - and ask for help to change how we use and see 3rd world countries. I am now achieving this mission through a Kickstarter fashion project http://kck.st/13UUCBj and wonder, had I tried to do what I am doing 10 years ago, it would have been impossible. Thanks for sharing. And, one more thing. It is never too late to learn or follow your dream. Do it, do it, do it. Look at me. If I can do it, anyone can.