The Designer Who Traded His Camera Phone for a Pad of Paper

The Designer Who Traded His Camera Phone for a Pad of Paper

Shridhar Reddy was a colleague of mine. We always had great conversations at lunch. Afterward, I’d often find a mysterious book on my desk on a wide array of topics — from Winnebagos to UX design to nature journaling.

Shridhar mentioned he had stopped taking photos and started drawing on his daily runs. I wanted to know more. The shift felt like it could help others. It signaled creative regeneration.

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How One Designer Gave Herself Superhero Strength

How One Designer Gave Herself Superhero Strength

When I first came across it, Lan Pham's profile image grabbed my attention. Striking and specific, the drawing immediately had me asking questions. Who was this? Where did this superhero fly in from?

When Lan said that she's an illustrator who designed the image herself in order to make herself feel stronger in a period when she needed it, I knew I wanted to learn more. This had The Beautiful Voyager written all over it. I asked Lan if she'd be up to answer a few questions for voyagers everywhere, and she said yes! 

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