My Everest: A Travel & Design Philosophy
Travel influences almost everything that I do. I travel to not only learn about myself and my own capabilities, but also to seek understanding of the world around me. There is nothing more exhilarating than immersing oneself in an unfamiliar culture or place. Exploring the unknown teaches you how to adapt and what you are capable of. So when I decided to enroll in the Digital Design program at VFS, without any prior knowledge of any design software, I figured I would jump right in.
I am quickly learning that design, just like travel, can beat you down and build you back up. The Adobe Creative Suite is like a foreign language to me and although the learning curve is extremely steep and at times very frustrating, I will learn to adjust because I have to.
Robert Louis Stevenson wisely said “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
This philosophy can be applied to learning design, which is something I will strive to keep in mind. This year will be my Everest, but I am determine to adapt and climb the mountain one baby step at a time.
Interested in learning more about what I will be doing over the next year? Check out Oomph, the VFS digital design community blog!
- Turning Everest waste into art (edition.cnn.com)