I was inspired by my friend Temi Coker, who is currently completing his Poster a Day design challenge as an Adobe Fellow, and decided to develop my graphic design skills through daily challenges. The project allowed me to expand my creative skills while pushing me to make peace with the constant pursuit of perfection. As a creative, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of waiting to make something perfect before putting it out into the world and sharing it with others. It can be easy to believe that if we simply think through every detail, plan out every possibility, wait for the perfect conditions, then we might have the "perfect" picture. Yet the act of working on a daily project, along with committing myself to sharing it publicly, has helped me focus on learning through doing rather than waiting to seize a moment that might never exist.
The additional benefit of the daily exercise is that it has pushed me to experiment with different styles, color palettes, and textures, each of which has helped me in the ongoing process of developing my personal style and voice. I've found myself repeatedly drawn to bold color palettes and work that highlights models of color, while also seeking to incorporate my background as a writer through thought provoking statements or excerpts. I am looking forward to continuing this project and eventually merging the mediums of photography, graphic design, and writing to create original pieces that allow me to combine my various interests.