Missw (avatar)
updated 4 months ago

Reminsicing the last 8 years

I wanted to share this story on IG but actually its really personal; this isn't very wedding related but I just wanted to share about my journey to becoming an illustrator.

Yeah so basically, I applied into TP many many years ago, with my portfolio, without any formal art training. I got into the now defunct SP design school ( which I do not regret till this day, sp alumnis agree? 🤣) but it was a blow to me. I worked really hard, 2 months I think and I lost alot of confidence after that, which is why I'm still a bit shy to share my work outside.

5 years later, I gained some of it back after working for P&G ( I loved all my colleagues there ) and applied to NTU

They rejected me again, but this time round, I chose to believe it was a blessing in disguise. I went to RMIT-SIM a year later and I got to do everything I wanted to do, write and illustrate a book, travel to australia, learn printing and letterpress. It wasn't the best education, advise to future #RMIT and #designschool undergrads but I had a lot of freedom to learn.

My parents think I've wasted my degree but I haven't, I've actually found a way to apply my degree into...

( sorry guys) something i truly love and want to grow in. This is a super long story and to the friends reading this, I'm glad you stayed but I just basucally want to encourage everyone to keep going, even when things don't work out your way.

I'm not writing this to preach, alot of this is actually for me too, to remind me how far I've come over the last decade.

When one door closes, a window opens

Day 23

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

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