Why do you want to be OpenIDEO's Visual and User Experience Designer?
Since I got introduced to design thinking in 2013 via the Stanford Design Thinking Action Lab, I've been fascinated by the impact design can make to change the lives of people. I work as a visual designer currently and i've been able to utilise some of the processes of design thinking to an extent. OpenIDEO has been able to crowdsource this process successfully so I feel this position provides an excellent opportunity to learn and be able to teach these methods at my home country as well.
How many years of experience do you have?
Less than 3 years of experience
How did you hear about this challenge?
Through my employer.
What did you learn when developing the deliverables in response to the design brief?
Great ideas come from multiple iterations. Thats one of the lessons i learnt while creating the posters. I intended to keep it simple.
Finally added text and description ensuring compliance with the brand guidelines.
I created the hands in illustrator, added the OpenIDEO colour palette and explored various combinations before settling on the background colours.
I settled on this idea of people from different parts of the world, coming together to make something beautiful. I thought of the hands and its ability to create and shape things and developed this idea further.
My initial idea was to use the addition(+) symbol and brainstorm around it. I later decided against this idea because the plus sign connotes different things across cultures. It symbolises the cross, medication amongst others.