How Hate made me a designer
Yep, I am not ashamed to admit that I got into design because I hated something. The hate is not directed towards anyone else but my skin color.
Ok, Let me start from the start.
I have dark skin, No surprise there. I mean I live in India and where dark skin is common. But the issue was not my skin but the way people made me feel about my skin.
As a kid, I was always called Kalu, kaliya all those names which people use to tease Dark skin, color people.
In India, colorism is rampant. Darker-skinned people like me always got bullied because of our color.
Every day, my dignity and self-esteem were reduced to the color of my skin. I started to hate my skin color.
Now at that time, Social media was a big part of my life, and uploading pictures were a daily thing. I couldn’t upload my images as originals cause of my insecurities, I started learning Photoshop so I can start editing my pictures and whitening my skin color.
But one interesting thing happened while doing that, I liked using Photoshop and started creating Logos and that was the start of my journey as a Designer.
Now I have been in the design industry for the last 8 years and am comfortable in my skin and color.
and yes, To remember this and remind me How it all started I got a tattoo of #000000 which is the Hex code of Color Black
So Be comfortable with your skin color, and keep rocking.