Once you have chosen which door you want opened, there will, in fact, be more on the other side. It might be twenty years before you get to the next door, or it might be three. When my dad first gripped the handle that would lead to his life as an undergraduate student, it was a realisation that this door was never closed, it was simply one that he had never tried to open before.
Your true strength and character is revealed in how you rise up from your battles. Triumph isn't given, it is earned from how you make your comeback into the spotlight and how you show the world that you are ready to return. It's in how you bring light and inspiration by giving your best, authentic self to your craft and audience fearlessly, despite the odds. And JoJo did just that.
Career hindsight can be a wonderful thing. If you have years of professional experience under your belt, it's easy to look back and spot shrewd decisions or missed opportunities. While wisdom acquired over the years unfortunately can't be passed down to our younger selves, it can be hugely informative and illuminating for people without years of solid work experience behind them.
As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.
Because young people are just as special as everyone else in the world and it is essential for them to realise that. Because young people are brimming with untapped potential and sometimes it takes just one person to bring that out. Because I want the world to see young people through my eyes, preferring to look at the person rather than the label put on them.