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Win-Win: Diverse Playing Cards
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My Manifesto

I believe in a simple theory—to make people around me feel something through my work. Design does that, it awakens and provokes. 
It’s the manifestation of the changes we see around us, the movements that shape our culture & is a key element in everything we experience today. Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It's inspiring & empowering, sometimes even detrimental, but definitely omnipresent, & more often that not, our creations are heavily dependent on what catches our attention. What moves us. What makes us think. Through my designs, I want to impart a wholesome energy, a feel-good factor, positivity. I strive to create a cohesive vibrant community where I can strip people of their worries, anxiety & that overwhelming feeling, because my rule is pretty simple—designing for happiness. 

Happiness shouldn’t be limited to only a handful—it should be inclusive of all people, irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality and beliefs. We, as millennials, being a more liberal generation, should be at the forefront of this movement, shunning the traditional ideas and creating a future where everyone belongs. My objective is to create work which is diverse, which celebrates people over everything else and that's where Win-Win comes in. These are a set of diverse playing cards which follow a theme of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation. Each card is a unique individual with a specific virtue. 

Through my design practice, I intend to include humanity in ways big & small, and recognize that the voices of the sidelined & ostracized are no less deserving—their identities, individuality & ideas contribute to the rainbow of life. The effect of consciously-designed experiences can be hugely impactful & a positive force for societal change. I hope to provide comfort & spread happiness through my work and create designs more useful, lasting & inclusive of all people. I will strive to direct my skills for the betterment of humanity, towards a more sustainable environment.

Student Project at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 
Mentor: Professor Eric Shumate


Win-Win: Diverse Playing Cards
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Win-Win: Diverse Playing Cards

Win-Win is a diverse set of playing cards that celebrates people over everything else.
2.3k
19.7k
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