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living simply becomes simply living.
Design should have a point and a reason for existence, but more than that, it should solve a problem. By taking time to understand what problem design hopes to solve, I can really appreciate and connect with the people the design is for.
My ideas about beauty were summarized perfectly in Chapter 45 of Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance.
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Whatever idea you have, be passionate about it. I like working with passionate people and companies that are confident in their solutions and need me to translate that confidence to their target audience.
Osai, the Creator
I started writing sometime around then and the first story I wrote was about a Playstation 1 game called Tenchu Chronicles. I didn’t like how the game ended so I wrote my own ending.
I started designing because I was terrible at drawing and all my brothers are really good at it. Design was a way for me to ‘level the playing field.’
I started designing in my first year of University in Ibadan and after stumbling through the first couple of months, I met my first design mentor. After our initial class, I had all the tools I needed to be great. I designed off and on for the first year and got my first break in my second year, designing for the University of Ibadan Students’ Union.
Osai, the Creator
When I started Purple Dragon*, I realized that calling myself a designer might be a bit of short selling myself, I needed an all-encompassing term to describe what I do and I settled on creator.
Osai, the Creator is a multidisciplinary design brand. After enrolling for ideo.org ‘s Human Centered Design course, I have come to understand that design is more than just visuals, or stories or ‘tangible’ things. My idea of design is problem-solving, and finding the right tools to solve that problem.
I’m on a journey of discovery, a journey of finding a way to make as many people in the world understand each other. I plan to visit as many places I can to understand culture, get new insights and world views but most of all, to experience life.
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