Text by Latifat Opoola @LatifatOpoola
Graphic designers are the conjurers of amazing corporate images for the recreation, and the fashion industry because without them no brand could succeed in enticing clients the way they do.
They have the skills that attract a customer’s mind towards liking the product their client is aiming at seling. The better a graphic designer is in doing his job, the more chances he has of working with big organizations especially fashion houses famed for their glamorous products and services.
The graphic designer DT_Youthville has selected for today isn’t just a designer; he is one who has many dreams and is determined to overcome his to achieve his goals.
Ahmad Kabir Aliyu is a freelance Graphic and fashion Designer who has been in the business for about 10years now. He told DT_Youthville because he developed the interest to sketch when he was a goung boy and that passion has stayed with him since then.
He said as a young boy, he felt he needed to impress his classmates by sketching cartoons and models in sophisticated fashion attires in secondary school.
Aliyu who started by sketching on pieces of paper graduated into using a laptop using corel draw, powerpoint and photolog after a while he began to sketch designs that people really appreciated and they were gratifying him for his efforts.
The 25year old Political Science graduate of University of Abuja who got his diploma in computer programming at an Institute in Kaduna State about 10years ago said the decision to learn was to enable him get the basics of the profession.
“I get motivated by inspiration most of the time but when I knew I could earn so much money from the profession, I decided to get a diploma in computer programming from Razz competent Institute diploma about 10years ago. That gave me the needed edge,” he said.
He started earning money from it about six years ago and now he earns up to N500,000 or more per contract. “It is a very lucrative business but also very tasking. To excel in anything one has to be original. Yes there is no problem in looking at other peoples designs for inspiration but never ever copy, because it is tantamount to stealing,” he warned.
He called on youths to do whatever they can to find the fun in what they are doing, they shouldn’t do their jobs because they have to pay bills, but do it for the passion.