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13.06.12 // MY FIRST DESIGN BOOK

So here’s my first design book that changed my life: The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design by Bob Gordon and Maggie Gordon. I had it since 2004 and it has been a reminder for me that sometimes we screwed up in life, but it’s ok! and anything is possible. 

In 2004, I just graduated cum laude from Computer Accouting major, and while I was sitting in a manager’s office in one of the largest bank in Asia for an interview, I realized that I do not want to be stucked in a cublicle 9 to 5, doing repetitive work with numbers, so I ended up turning down the offer. I realized that I would love to work in creative industry, I know how to use photoshop and been doing some pro-bono work by then, but who in their right mind would hire an accountant to do creative work?! 

This realization throws me into a despair. My then boyfriend (now hubby) bought this book for me, to cheer me up and  so I can learn the basic about graphic design. This book cover pretty much every general thing about graphic design from print ad, packaging, signage and multimedia. I then enrolled myself to a multimedia design course and never looked back. It was one of the best decision that i've ever made in my life. 


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fano said...
hi.. maybe my name its familiar for you. i am the person who is very interesting dan very admire to your blog. And after i have one very very intersting about turning your life from accountant to the designers or creative person. If you from Indonesia and can talk indonesian bahasa, would you give me the id for chat to you, and if u have time for it adn if not bothering u of course... I need an advice.. because i have experience for that too... TURNING my LIFE :). Btw thanks again..you really inspired me.
August 13th, 2012 at 21:16
Silke Widjaksono said...
Hi Fano ... thank you :) you inspired me as well ... i created this blog to reach out and share, offcourse i would love to be able to get connected with you, and yes I can speak bahasa and i lived in Jakarta :) I'll talk to you in facebook/instagram/twitter ... looking forward :)
August 14th, 2012 at 06:31
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