Hello, dear followers! ♥
We are very happy to tell you that Works of Heart had its first-ever seminar on Social Design last Saturday entitled Take Heart. :) As promised, Tata Yap, Jenica Dizon and Sheena Gonzales talked about how they use art and design to promote the things they love and the things they are passionate for… and they all did a wonderful job in doing so!
To start off, one of Works of Heart’s designers Roxy Navarro opened the seminar by introducing Social Design. She was talking about courage and sharing to us her five wildest dreams. Curious? Well, I can tell you that Works of Heart is playing a big role in making some of them happen. ;)
Recently married Sheena Sy-Gonzales shares to us about how her own product line - Sheena Loves Sunsets - came to be. It all started with her interest in drawing… and then she discovered Photoshop. “It’s the one thing I’m good at.” she says later on, and then she smiles and proceeds to tell us about her college life in the Ateneo. She graduated with a degree in Management which is why she was able to start her own business with her drawings. Apart from that, she proclaims God’s message to others through her illustrations that are inspired by bible verses. She happily gave samples of bookmarks which had them to some of the people in the audience.
Tata Yap takes us through a journey from her college days (thesis days) to her current life. She emphasizes how important design can be and how we actually experience this in everyday life. She shared to us how design can work, even in MRT tickets and sign posts. This just proves that we are unconsciously experiencing it in our everyday lives. She also said ‘Anyone can be a designer.” Yep, you read that right. Everyone has the potential to solve a problem through some form of design. Tata expounded this idea throughout her talk. (with the aid of her very pretty presentation :>)
Jenica Dizon, president of the Ateneo Environmental Science Society, made us think that we were in an interesting science lecture before she talked about the role of design in her cause but it’s not like we’re complaining! :) She shared a lot of Did You Know’s about our environment, and you can see that the audience was hanging onto her every word. She applied the things she learned as an Information Design major in spreading awareness about the things you ought to know about marine life. She also inspires aspiring designers that with enough effort, you will work your way into becoming a better designer. There will a phase where you will feel that your designs are not yet good enough, but she assures us that you’ll get there soon. :)
We also gave our speakers these adorable charms sponsored by Claybots as a token of our appreciation.
So that’s a wrap! We’d like to thank all the speakers, the team, and the participants who gave their time to us on a weekend. We hope that you all picked up a lesson or two. We hope to see you in our future events! ;)
More photos from the event here!
Written by Jiah Margallo