My background is in IT but design has always been there. Don’t we all start out with a preference for expressing our creativity?
Think back to your earliest memories of school: what was your favourite activity? Most will say art but even those that do not will admit to often doodling.
Sadly, as we grow older our desire to express ourselves dwindle as more academic pursuits take over. We express our creativity in other ways, more mundane ways. Cooking, decorating, arranging shelves and even with small things like dressing ourselves.
Creativity will always live with us and when embraced can provide so much satisfaction.
I re-connected with my creative side. I returned to education to study for a HND in Graphic Design but to be honest I learnt more from my own studies and research at home – how can I do this? How do I achieve that? Like IT, design is about problem solving. The aim is to convey a message, a feeling or a sales pitch and the problem is finding the best way to do so. I like the challenge and love the execution. The real satisfaction always comes once finished and you can sit back and say ‘I did that’.
I still offer IT services as once the ‘tech’ is in your blood it never leaves and will always offer a welcome challenge. Technology is amazing and it drives us forward giving us new opportunities, new ideas and new ways of solving problems.