“Since the early stages of 2015, Darian Rosebrook has worked for over 2000 hours building a legacy for his family with design. His creative eye has been guiding brands with Brand Identity design and Web Design for over a year. As a dedicated single father, his understanding of how to seek out knowledge and come up with creative solutions drove his passion for parenting as well as design. Darian is always looking for ways to improve and build recognizable brands and user centered websites.”
Though I have done simple versions of design of work before, I started taking design seriously in August 2015. There were plenty occupations that I had experience doing, and a large portion did not directly relate to doing websites or branding for businesses. My only solution to my lack of history was to get education and practice.
I started by asking around where people had been learning how to do what they do. Though I kept hearing that I just "need to start", my initial plan was to get some of the ball rolling as soon as possible. To do this, I enrolled into a 3 month long certification course.
After starting this hustle, I eventually acquired a handful of mentors, people who could keep me on task and motivated. For me to be able to get done what I needed to do during the day, I needed more time. After a while, I had to forgo some things to be able to keep my learning and projects going, sacrificing one of the more important human needs. Sleep. A look into this journey of being a web designer as a full time parent.