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You should pick me because I’m a great team player, I bring interesting ideas to the table. I am not afraid to make mistakes. I am persistently eager to learn new things and expand my skillset. I am also full of wit.
Give us your bio in under 500 words
Hello! I am Fara, I am a designer/art director based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I hold a BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design and an MA in Graphic Branding + Identity, both from UAL : London College of Communication. As a creative, I am not afraid to make mistakes, I am self-driven, eager to learn new things and expand my skillset.
1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?
The most courageous thing I have done this year was to quit my job at a digital advertising agency during a pandemic as I just felt that I was designing stuff just to churn content for the sake of it. There was not much questioning or research to the work that I did so I wasn’t creatively challenged and I began to feel that my creativity was stagnant.
2. How are creativity and innovation related?
I think both words have similar connotations, in which it suggests that something new can be formed. To me, creativity suggests new ways of thinking or doing things. Innovation is the rigorous process of applying the new ways of thinking or doing things. Hence, they both go hand in hand.
3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?
I think most companies, regardless of what they are or what they do, communicates a message or represents an idea/value. It is imperative for them to have clarity and figure out creative ways to do so to make their audience understand who they are as a company and what they are trying to do.
4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?
Power nap or perhaps make some tea
5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?
I would dedicate my life to solve the problem of textile waste.
6. Explain your creative process
I start off with defining the issue or the problem at stake.
After that I think of ways to solve the problem at hand.
And then it’s a long process of iterations and thinking of unconventional ways to solve the problem.
And then I start to think of ways to communicate the solution or solution(s) of the problem to the intended audience.
And then we take it to the test! Prototyping, putting the ideas into action!
And lastly, creating the final output of the solution at its best.
7. What is the best advice that you have been given?
The best advice that I’ve ever received is probably from my tutor in university which was
“Ask yourself, in 5 years time, will this still matter?”
8. What is your definition of creativity?
To me creativity is simply the art of doing things differently.
9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?
In My Room - Frank Ocean
You Can't Deny - Jacques Greene
A Pale´ - Rosalia
So Hot you're hurting my feelings - Caroline Polachek
Cherry - Rina Sawayama
Mary Magdalene - FKA Twigs
You're Too Precious - James Blake
Gimme Love - Joji
Genesis - Grimes
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
10. How do you want people to remember you?
I want people to remember me for my work, but also my wit and my sense of humour.
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