My journey as a designer has been one of continuous growth. This past April I've had the opportunity to exercise my design skills and share my own craft to a crowd of 1,500 attendees, during the 2019 AIGA Design Conference sub event, Command X. Presenting my design alongside 6 other competitors, whom I'm excited to also call friends to receive live feedback from seasoned judges and professionals helped to maintain an open-mind and build confidence.I've worked as a designer with Hawaiian footwear brand OluKai, and also the branding studio, Wolff Olins - New York. Observing the work of my peers, collaborating with successful brands, and always dreaming about working with high profile clients drive my motivation to become a great designer. My motivation to succeed is another important aspect. Finally I always find myself approaching everything with an open mindset, open to criticism.More recently, I've paid attention to the level of care/interest that my creative director has. His ability to see stronger iterations from the design drafts and give feedback to push the direction is an area I would like to improve. The role of a creative director that gives input and builds a vision that has a deep and well thought narrative is a goal I want to achieve later.