The most challenging part was to start.
The best thing that worked for me, was to tell myself that I will sit down at the computer for 5 minutes and start working. If nothing comes out in 5 minutes, I would try again later in the day. It worked most days. There were also times where I would skip a few days. In those cases I would catch up later, even if it would mean, I would have to design several posters in one day.
One day, an colleague from the Tape Over team, a collective I collaborated with on several murals after my world trip, reached out to me. He told me that the project manager of Goethe Institut was looking for a graphic designer for the International German Language Olympics event media design. Impressed by my previous posters, he suggested I apply for the opportunity. Without hesitation, I sent in my application and eagerly awaited the outcome.
To my delight, I was selected from four other agencies and freelancers who had applied, securing the project: IDO 2020. This chance marked a turning point in my graphic design work. Working with Goethe Institut opened doors for me, exposing me to diverse clients. As time went on, I gravitated more towards art and cultural clients, embracing art direction and design for art and cultural events as my primary focus. Alongside this, I began exploring the realm of mixed media digital art.
Now, with the IDO 2024 on the horizon, I am thrilled to be designing event media for the third consecutive time. The experience with Goethe Institut has been invaluable, shaping my career trajectory and allowing me to delve deeper into the world of art and creativity. I look forward to the exciting journey ahead as I continue to grow and evolve in my passion for design and art.