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Author: Kenal Louis

The following is a creative conversation between myself and Stanley of The Joourney podcast.

I want you to picture this: what 25 years of experience in your industry enables you to be able to do as well as be aware of. The amount of experiences you would have gained are immensely powerful; It's weird to think I've been designing foor 12 years and creating art for over 25 years.  

But it's not just about the years; it's about the drive, the passion, and the relentless push to learn, improve, and evolve. So, let's dive in and explore this journey together. Watch the following video for inspiration.

A split image showing paintbrushes with colorful tips on the top and a hand using a digital stylus on a tablet on the bottom, with the text 'Traditional' and 'Digital' illustrating the transition from traditional to digital art mediums.

From Traditional Media to Digital Design

I started with traditional media—pencils, paints, and canvases. There's something raw and authentic about creating art with your hands, feeling the texture of the paper, and seeing the colors blend right in front of you. But as the world evolved, so did I.

Transitioning from the physical to the digital, from traditional media to branding design. It wasn't just a change of tools but a new mindset and way of communicating and telling stories visually.

A digital illustration of two hands shaking, one human and one composed of digital elements, with the text 'Adapt to AI' above them, symbolizing the integration of AI technology with human creativity.

The AI Revolution: A Creative Opportunity

Let's talk about AI for a moment. AI is not here to replace us but to enhance our creativity. It's a tool, a powerful one. Instead of fearing it, we can harness it and use it to our advantage.

AI can handle repetitive tasks and grunt work, leaving us more time to do what we do best—create. So, let's embrace it, use it productively, and take our creativity to the next level.

The Power of Collaboration

Now, let's get into collaboration. Working with others can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Collaboration needs harmony.

It's like making music—every instrument has its role, and when played together, it creates something beautiful. I'm here to tell you I'm not difficult to work with.

I believe in the power of teamwork, of bringing different ideas and perspectives together to create something truly unique.

A focused woman in workout gear performing a plank with kettlebells in a gym setting, accompanied by the word 'Drive,' emphasizing determination and perseverance.

The Drive to Improve

An artist's journey is joyous and filled with constant learning and growth. It's about pushing yourself to improve, learn, and dig deeper. That drive, that hunger to improve, translates directly into design.

Whether mastering new software, staying on top of design trends, or finding new ways to express creativity, the grind never stops. And trust me, that passion and dedication? It shows in the work.

Pushing Your Own Boundaries

Embracing new goals in your artistic journey is not about disappointment or failure. It's about growth, about pushing boundaries, about never settling.

Every new skill you learn and project you undertake is a step forward in your creative evolution. So, feel free to set ambitious goals, learn new skills, and continually grow as an artist.

Trusting the Process & Being Disciplined

Fear and doubt have no place in the creative process. Trust your experience, the time you've put in, and the process. Every stroke of the brush, every click of the mouse, every project completed—they all contribute to your growth as an artist.

They guide you, shape you, and make you better. So, trust the process, create fearlessly, and let your experience and passion lead the way.

There is immense power in creating and practicing a discipline for years. It's about building a foundation, honing your craft, and mastering your art. Don't just blend in; stand out. Don't look like everyone else. Bring your unique perspective, your unique voice, to everything you create.

An image featuring a robotic hand and a human hand reaching towards each other, with a glowing connection between them. The text 'A Creative Conversation' is at the top, with keywords 'Human,' 'AI,' 'Experience,' 'Imagination,' 'Design vs Art,' and 'Creativity' below, representing a dialogue on the intersection of creativity and artificial intelligence.
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Listen More and Protect Your Dreams

And one last thing—listen more than you talk. There's so much to learn from others and inspiration to draw from. Listening opens doors, sparks ideas, and fuels creativity. So, keep your ears open and your mind ready.

Remember, your dream is yours to protect. Stay true to your vision, your passion, and your goals. Don't let anyone dim your light. You have the power to create, inspire, and make a difference. Protect your dream, and let it guide you in your creative journey.

So, there it is—the art of branding, the journey of experience, and the fearless pursuit of creativity. Keep pushing, keep creating, and trust in the journey. The best is yet to come.

A smiling man wearing glasses with the text 'The Journey' and 'Exploring the Business of Creativity' below, alongside a YouTube play button, representing a creative podcast or video series.

The Joourney's YouTube channel explore creativity and business.

On the channel you will gain insight from the stories professionals who have turned their passion into a thriving creative business share. 

Content Last Updated: July 8, 2024

About the author

Kenal Louis

Founder & Lead Designer
As an artist and designer, a lot of passion drives my work. Although an abundance of care and thought goes into the entire process, I strive to give my best because my work reflects me. Ambition leads me toward the path of graphic design. Along the journey, I learned a lot of valuable business lessons and became exceptionally good at recognizing great composition.



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