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How I Became a Graphic Designer

To be honest, I never thought one day I will become a graphic designer. Being a graphic designer is not on the list of my dream job. However, that is the charm of life – You never know what will happen tomorrow.

When I was little, I dreamed to be a writer. Before I came to USA, I was a journalist and editor. After I arrived USA, I went to an American university and became a Mandarin Chinese teacher.

Later, I decided to have a blog sharing my mandarin Chinese knowledge. For the social sharing purpose, I need create some pictures for my blog posts. From that moment, I started to know more about graphic design.

I read design books, watched videos, studied design software and visited a lot of websites. One day, I decided to put some of my designs online and was surprised to see some people liked my designs.

The rest is the history. I set up a store on a POD website. I feel honored that my designs become a part of many people’s lives.

Now being a graphic designer becomes my dream job. Of course, I still keep creating Mandarin Chinese learning materials for children. I still dream to write cool stories and share with the world.

To me, being creative and sharing what I know with people make my life so interesting and rewarding.