19 Aug, 2022
Hey Aanchal, thanks for joining us today, we’ll try to take this interview in a such way that the audience reading this will start believing in the power of Proof of Work and start leveraging it like we are
Heyyo! This is Aanchal from Rajasthan completing my studies in Delhi. I inhale and exhale design - I love making Youtube thumbnails that actually get you views using SEO.
I’ve been getting my hands dirty in designing with the help of various internships and Freelance projects. I am a student of life but I barely study for my academics.
I’ve tried a lot of stuff during pandemics, you name it I’ve done it - Digital marketing, content writing, coding etc etc… until I bumped into Graphic designing - my college introducing me to Canva was the cherry on top.
Furthermore, I started learning design in-depth and made my first design which you can see below. I can tell, this is my passion because I never get tired when I’m designing.
(Wait until the end to see my most recent thumbnail)
When I wanted to work for someone, the only question that bothered me the most is ‘Why would they trust me?’ - reality slammed in my face when Riten told me, I need to Present my Proof of work with confidence
For the longest time, I didn’t have to do anything with any of these - Presentation, Proof of Work, and Confidence.
Hence, the journey at the start was quite difficult, if I had to go back in my initial days - I would only focus on these 3 things to make it as smooth as butter.
If I’ve ever got to work in some of the best startups like ‘Josh Talk India’ was because of my Proof of work.
Proof of Work is like a no-questions-asked entry pass.
I have used my Proof of work to land my dream internships, high-ticket clients, and an opportunity to work with Sachin Ramje. Once you start seeing the power of this - there’s no way to go back.
Confidence comes from taking courageous actions.
In my initial days, I lost so many amazing opportunities just because I was thinking “I’m not ready yet”. So now, I wish I would’ve just said yes to everything that came to me, in order to seek some experience.
A hundred and fifty-one times YES!
It’s one of my favourite tools after Photoshop, and I think every designer must have this to show their portfolio. It helps you present your work neatly and systematically.
Fueler Bucket! Absolutely in love with it.
Every designer must have variation in their work and they must be ready with a bucket if a prospect wants to see something specific rather than pasting them the entire portfolio.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting
My goals and dreams drive me to work so hard. They push me to become a better version of myself.
There’s always an excitement that someday I am going to live that dream of mine. Hence, I resonate with this quote and I hope it inspires you.
Special thanks to Fatima for covering this success story.