Week #003 I feel like a designer. LUNA crash. First mentorship.
Why do I feel like a designer? My first mentorship in the web3 world and last week's hot topic in crypto.
Hello dear friend,
I'll talk about why I feel like a designer and my first mentorship in the web3 world this week. We'll also be stopping by Luna, last week's hot topic for anyone interested in crypto.
Feeling Like a Designer
Last week, I joined the "Design Fundamentals" learning path of 100daysNoCodeChallenge and spent my time navigating articles about design principles, color combinations, etc. I started learning Figma, and, coincidentally, Figma's online conference was last week, so I got a "high dose of design." You can jump here to read my learnings and takeaways from the summit.
I made my website in Notion because it's convenient. As time passed, I realized that I needed to improve its design, so I started playing around with the design using Figma.
Of course, I won't be a designer in the end, but I think Figma will be beneficial for me, especially in two respects.
1. Crafting Engaging workshops: I think workshops could be facilitated with Figma and FigmaJam without using other applications such as Miro and Mural.
2. Idea visualization: I experienced this and loved it. I talked to the project team about a marketing campaign at Talent Protocol's weekly product development meeting, a web3 project I've been following for a long time. And this week, I visualized this idea with Figma and shared it with the team. I thought that the quick feedback I got from the team was thanks to this visualization.
First Mentorship in Web3 Space
I was so happy when I received the invitation email to join as a CultTech Accelerator mentor. CultTech is the first European acceleration program created especially for the arts and culture startups! Eight different startups from all over the world focus on areas such as "a community-curated NFT bazaar," "AI-powered ornaments & patterns design platform," and "a social curation platform and discovery tool for new media formats."
As a mentor, I'll be working with Kloov, a social web3 platform for music, and I believe it will be a process where we will learn from each other. They'll launch their beta version very soon, and I'll let you know when that happens.
Biggest Collapse in Crypto
I'm not an OG, but I'm here enough to realize that we've witnessed one of the most significant events of crypto history. Almost 50B USD worth of crypto-asset evaporated in three days due to the collapse of the Terra ecosystem, and a lot of people lost a significant amount of their net worth.
While trying to understand my feelings, I found a Bankless episode about the collapse. I felt close to how the Bankless team approached the case: "For those who have been right about Terra, this is certainly not the time to gloat, and it's time to reflect."
Please let me know if you want to hear more details about any of these. I’m ready to share more.
Stay curious until next time ✌🏼