Did not have time to upload the end of year review. Seeing that today is the last day of 2017. I will leave this here and update it at a later stage.
Digiafro is the umbrella body under which digiafropreneur and digifreelancer lay.
Digiafropreneur is an online school which provides courses to attempt to solve problems that millennials are experiencing
(outlined in the problem section); under the theme Zeitgeist. Zeitgeist is a German word, which is defined as the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history, as portrayed by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
In this project I will be focusing on the Zeitgeist of era ranging from 2010 to 2020, and the opportunities and challenges available to millennials to make extra money while providing meaningful services to their counterparts.
This week I managed to complete the themes, from which I will be working until the final. On top of that I have also managed to come up with the different colour swatches, however I can’t decide on which one.
Please comment on your favourite and why. It’s for an online school.
It was amazing to get back to Swakopmund after 6 years.
On the 26th of October we celebrated BKDS’ 14th anniversary.
Since 2003, the month of October has been marked as the period of celebration for BKDS Productions.
This year is no different.
This year’s theme is the year of fulfillment.
For the past few weeks I have been working on the new brand for Bennardo Santos, and this is what I came up with.
Bennardo Santos logo has not been designed to replace the PriDegree Logo or brand – that would be impossible since the PriDegree Logo was designed as an extension of Bennardo Santos’ function of graphic design – but rather to reveal the designer behind PriDegree Designs. The Bennardo Santos logo was designed, as a personal identity of Bennardo Santos drawing from his African heritage and for those who want to get to know Bennardo Santos regardless whether they were interested in graphic design, comics, fashion, fine arts, entrepreneurship or education. Bennardo Santos is thus a personal brand and not a business brand.
For many years, I have been using trademarks as a way to organize the different functions which I do, namely: comics, fashion, arts, animation, teaching and business, to name a few. I have been doing this since 2003, however, a few years back in a design forum a designer asked me why I was I “so faceless”. At the time, I did not give much value to it, as was still building my brand, and for me it was important that potential clients identify the PriDegree logo. Now, that I have built my brand, I believe it is time to reveal the person behind the designers.
ONDEYA NE is directly translated as “I have come now” in my mother tongue – Oshiwambo. ONDEYA NE under the sub theme “the face behind it all” aims to reveal my face as a graphic designer. You might be wondering how and why? Well, for years I have been using trademarks since I was formally introduced to them in 2010. They became the face of BKDS, when I created and founded PriDegree it drew heavily from the BKDS concepts, including the use of trademarks. For the past five years, only the PriDegree Logo was used. One could bearly ever find my face as on all social media platforms and profiles only the PriDegree Logo could be seen.
The whole theme will portray the power of four, as it is PriDegree major sectoriums which are now known as the Four Kingdoms of PriDegree: Web Design, Animation, Corporate Identity and Illustrations
Some of the challenges I have encountered was find a universal form to represent the emperor of so many trademarks and functions.
Today, I was so shocked when someone I just met a few weeks called me and tells me that her house was broken into and they have stolen her cellphone, and three hard drive.
She was so shocked and could not believe it. I told her it was normal, this things happen and are real.
This kind of behaviour is referred to as domiciliary witchcraft, it is not the magic like in the Originals or something, however it can go to that level, but for now I am talking in the first domain. The natural state, where people you trust are who are destroying you. In my mother tongue, oshiwambo; there is a saying that goes “what eats the bean is what is inside with it”. Beans are usually in a pod shell, now if there is a worm or insect inside, you will not see it, but it will devour the beans therein. That is the same with these people. They are usually close to you and they know everything about you.
In this cases the worst thing is that the victim can never bring themselves to accept or understand that it is that person.
If you find such a person in your life you the following can help:
- You need to completely disconnect from them.
The reason why they hurt you so bad, was that they new too much about you. If you find out who they really are the best thing to do is to stay away from them. If they are so close as your siblings or spouse, then avoid telling them of your future plans. If you are with a snake act like one or else it will bit you. It is not always that there’s an antidote for the venom.
2. You need to understand that it is not about you
Most of the time, victims end up thinking that they have done wrong. This type of behaviour draws from the beginning of time. Abel never did anything to Cain, he was just minding his own business, but Cain ended up killing him. They always see what you do not see. When you think you are too fat, too short or too tall, to them you have something they do not have. But instead of them focusing on changing or becoming better, they focus on you instead. To eliminate you.
Part 2 next week.
It has been a long time since I have been waiting for this.