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I’m Diana and I love printing and design, typography and branding, books and publishing. I’ve travelled the world learning about trends to share with my students and my readers. But I haven’t forgotten where I started: writing papers about paper on paper… and now, I’ve created a podcast to share what I know with you. Let’s TALK PAPER SCISSORS!
Diana Varma RGD
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The Creative Confidant is a whisper of enoughness in a noisy world demanding more.
You are a brave creative human.
This work will become a book about boosting creative confidence, written and released story-by-story, created in a community space with a leaning towards experimentation. The adventure begins in April 2023 and you can join by subscribing for free at dianavarma.substack.com. Every new story goes directly to your inbox.
This book project is dedicated to my parents and to my children; a foundation of self-esteem is the greatest gift I’ve ever received and it’s the greatest gift I have to give.
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brave creative human.
This idea incubated within two roundtable discussions at RGD's Design reThinkers Conference 2021 conference, entitled Gaining Confidence When You Don't *Feel* Confident I moderated in November 2021. After the conference was over, I had this nagging feeling to continue exploring the topic. I wrote an article based on my experiences, New Year, New-Found Confidence, which was published by the RGD in January 2022. It contains a series of ideas about changing one's perspective to find confidence in creative work, co-created by myself and the 21 roundtable participants. The article evolved into an invitation to speak at RGD's Creative Directions 2022 conference in February, where participants and I will continue the important discussion about creative confidence. Who knows where this idea will lead next!
... Fast forward 11 months and I'm beyond grateful to share my first Domestika course with the world! Building Creative Confidence: Unleash Your Potential. You never know where an idea can lead! Who knows what's next?!
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Bravery is about showing up with an energy that is open to whatever is on the other side of the unknown. Trust yourself and trust the process because you've got this.
The world needs your work, your experiences and your unique points of view. Give yourself permission to play. Make something uniquely you. Without a doubt, you've got this.
And they're human, too, on the other side of the table, the Zoom link, the social media feed. From one human to another, you've got this.