A short Interview to get to know more about mentors and their stories on ADPList.
It’s been a great pleasure indeed. To be able to write for a platform that has tremendous capabilities and infinite potential. I think that one of the great learnings that I’ve had through being a part of this as a person of the creative and design community — To never stop learning and as electronic communications often say — feel free to reach out. Designers across the globe take out some time to be able to connect and provide value and insights to those in need professionally or at times even on a human level.
So to speak, and being able to learn through screens, is what gives credibility to the platform, its members, and all that it means. It’s always a sort of awakening to realize how much one can learn from people in the industry, and similar are my learnings. I could probably say a lot with even just a few mentoring sessions but I decided to stick to just mentioning the Incredible talent my mentor has been an epitome of. To give an idea of personality — a bright soul, a will to help, and an effectively fun way of communication. To elaborate on the same, here are a few things that were talked about in a short remote interview:
I guess this question was the highlight of the entire interview session as it asked about one thing that a piece of advice be as a mentor that could be shared with every mentee, and the answer to which was “Being Confident” supported by a popular saying which goes like “I’m the best thing since sliced bread.”
A few bite-size facts to give an insight would be —
Favorite emoji -
Most played song -
Go-to-drink — Coffee / Moscow Mule — Depending upon the context.
And a slight sneak peek of what I could describe of my mentor -
I’d like to highlight my views on mentorship as a relatively new and different form of communication when compared to that of an educator or a senior professional even though there might be similarities. The difference on the contrary is what creates the value of a mentor to be open-heartedly providing one’s learnings to be used by those in need. ADPList was born out of an acknowledgment and discovery of such a need of individuals seeking mentorship to which it has lived up to and has grown much more as a community understanding the various professional and cultural backgrounds of its members.
One can reach out to be a part of the community events on various topics interesting for the one’s seeking to explore, while the platform allows for more detailed and specific forms of learning and you can begin by setting up a profile or just exploring the multiple areas of the creative and design community that are there to learn and grow within.
The community has learned and served as an enabler for the growth of its members. It is always a delight to know about the feedback of the members on how it has helped through a vast array of spaces to gain insights from being a mentor, mentee, or a guest. The very simple idea to enable communication between those who need it has been a success stone.
Thanks for your time.