The Excited Imposter

On battling imposter syndrome in the workplace, by Thiruvikraman Srinivasaraghavan, Visualizer

  1. It’s perfectly fine if you don’t know anything about compositions. Just observe Shreya’s posters as I did. If you understand how colours are used to imply depth from Anandhi, you’re GTG. I noticed the amazing work Vaibhav or Kunal were doing for Google and how that team worked as a unit. And, it was interesting to see KP and Vanya do really cool illustrations for kormo. So, learning from fellow creative minds is really helpful.
  2. If you don’t know what you’ve done better than the rest to deserve a spot here, maybe it’s because you weren’t afraid to step out and explore new boundaries. Be proud and trust the process!
  3. Don’t blame yourself for wasting a few years, studying something else and working in a different arena, if you love both what you studied and what you do. Be kind to yourself.
  4. Nothing helps as much as humble self-appreciation and supportive friends & colleagues, like how Somay and Johnny keep supporting me, no matter what. Especially during these difficult times. Speak with them, get to know their process and explore!
  5. Embrace the syndrome. In a way, it drives you to learn quickly and adapt well.

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