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I did this quote a while back and I want to show you how it evolved from my first design to this one. I love it because this quote hits home.

I grew up with very low self-esteem. I have always doubted that I can do something good and in every single thing I do, I always play it safe. I kept a low profile.

Eventually, I realize there is no one in this world who can really help me but myself. I have no memory where it all began but over time, I have developed this belief that if others can do it – so can I! From then on, I kept believing and I don’t wait for things to happen –

I MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

So, here’s a little story of how this layout evolved.

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This was my first layout of this quote. Somehow, people liked it and some have even sent me messages to purchase it. It was a good feeling. However, the designer in me can’t settle to sell this one. I knew I have to redo it. So I put selling it on hold until I have done a better version.

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A few days ago I did this one. I like it better than the first one although the layout doesn’t look perfect and it has invisible flaws, that I can fix digitally.

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With a little Illustrator help, I was able to give my old layout a twist that I like and something I can really be proud of.

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  1. sherry

    November 26th, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Awesome message 🙂 Love your work .

  2. mye de leon

    November 27th, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Thank you so much Sherry!

  3. Tasha Goddard

    November 26th, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Great message and the second layout definitely works better than the first. There’s always a benefit in coming back to something a little while after first creating it, so you can give it a new angle/spot what needs improving. Of course, we don’t always have the time to do that on tight deadlines, but even scheduling in a half day to do something else and come back to a design can make a difference.

  4. mye de leon

    November 27th, 2015 at 5:16 am

    This one took a long time to have a redo and it’s primarily because of the things you mentioned 🙂 but it really pays to get back to something with fresh eyes and fresh ideas

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