Academy is SIDE's ‘no experience required’ training scheme, designed to help diverse young talent get started in Tech For Good.
Academy is a win-win-win:
We believe that first breaks like Academy are unevenly distributed. Often your first break is a result of a chance encounter. Not everyone gets the same access to chance encounters.
Coming from an industrial design background I'm shifting into the digital design space to better learn and understand how digital products are influencing our lives and how that power can impact social causes.
Coming from a graphic design background and a drive to help people and the planet I’m trying to merge the two in a way which can make real impact.
We're all making it up as we go along, maybe we follow some rules from our practice too but our minds learn best when we are actively learning- doing the doing.
Ask those silly questions , pull things apart and stretch them to their limits and don't be afraid to speak up when you have an opinion.
Work doesn't need to be a wireframe or a sketch, it can even be an opinion or what you're thinking. These are all things you made and they're what make things moving forward.
We're different and that's a good thing but we need to remember that this means we all do things differently.
Everything must follow a purpose so keep it simple and remove the unnecessary things.
Be nice, it's as simple as that. Be nice to everyone including yourself. We aren't robots so we're going to have days where we feel a bit useless but that's okay.