I first fell in love with graphic design back in 2008. I was organizing Art of Living courses in my free time, and I needed some flyers to pass out. My resources were pretty limited at the time, but I dare say I scraped together some pretty decent looking stuff using Microsoft Paint and Office, and some old school (and pretty corny) scrapbooking software.
Regardless of the quality of work I produced, the experience was magical. I became so absorbed when designing. It was like there was nothing else in the world. My attention was 100% focused; my mind was 100% present.
Four years, a fully-loaded MacBook, and a design degree + career later, I’m still volunteering with the Art of Living Foundation in my free time, and still loving every minute of making course flyers. Here’s one I made yesterday for an upcoming Art of Silence course that’s happening here in Panama.
(The Art of Silence course, by the way, is offered all over the world. And it’s a life-changing experience itself, something you should all give a go. It refreshes you like nothing else. You will go bonkers over how brand new you feel at the end of it.)