We Are Social is comprised of many talented creative individuals. In our new series "Creative Mix Tape”, you will find out more about our hidden passions. We believe you will be inspired. This episode our designer Candy will talk about how she found dance...

We Are Social由许多有才华和创意的员工组成。在我们的新系列“Creative Mix Tape”,你会发现我们的秘密爱好,相信你会得到启发。这一集我们的设计师Candy会谈谈她如何爱上舞蹈...

A Twist of Fate: From Dancer to Designer

不会跳舞怎么做设计届的扛把子?

I’m Candy. As a child, I had all sorts of ambitions. I wanted to be a doctor, but gave it up after being traumatized after being forced to get a vaccine injection; I wanted to be a singer – that is, if not for my music teacher who disappointed me; I even wanted to be a spy, but ditched that in the end too because I was afraid I might die young. But becoming a dancer, now that’s something that I can share a little more about...

我是Candy,小时候有过许多梦想,五彩斑斓的。想成为医生,后来被强行注射疫苗的时候,放弃了;想成为歌手,要不是音乐老师给的不及格,可能就成了;想成为一名特别帅特别酷间谍,因为怕死,这事儿也一度搁置下了;至于想成为舞蹈家这事儿,倒是可以聊聊……

 

Falling in love with dance was kind of accidental. Back from where I came from, each school would organise an art or literary related event at the end of December. My teacher gave me no other choice but to participate just to fill up the numbers. Who would’ve known that ever since, I would become a loyal member of the dance team.

爱上跳舞是件挺偶然的事儿。在我们那,每个学校都会在12月底搞个文艺节目啥的,本来我是被老师“抓”去凑个人数的。但一回生两回熟,至此以后,我就成了舞蹈队的常驻人口。
Most of the time we were exposed to ethnic dance, but because of this, I began to like things related to these ethnicities. Different ethnic dances can show off each tribe’s unique culture and style, such as the fine silverware from the Miao tribe, the delicate dyed weaves from the Li tribe, and the bold and unrestrained Tibetan clothing.

大部分时间,我们接触的都是民族舞,也正式因为这,我开始喜欢上民族的东西。不同的民族舞蹈,能让你感觉到不同民族文化风格,如苗族银饰的细腻,黎族织染的精致,藏族服饰的奔放……

 

 

I’ve been rambling.  For those who have read up till here, thumbs up for your patience! You might be curious, how did I suddenly end up as a designer instead? Well, I’d attribute it to (blame it on) my desk partner - a girl who liked to draw. I was influenced by her and my interest in drawing began to grow. We even became “ghost artists” for our classmates! If you wanted our help, you’d need to treat us snacks first.

好像扯多了,看到这里的人,手动给你们的耐心点赞!你们可能会好奇,舞跳的好好的,怎么突然成了个设计?这事儿要说(赖)到我同桌——一个喜欢画画的小姑娘。被她影响着,我开始对画画有了兴趣,甚至我们一度成为美术作业的“代笔人”,找我们画作业可是要提前请吃零食的!

I started drawing comics to create a journal of my life. One day my teacher saw my comics and told me, “You draw quite well, come learn from me! At least it’ll help with the university entrance exams."

之后我开始有了一本自己的漫画日记,里面纪录着生活的点点滴滴。有天老师看过之后跟我讲:“东西画的不错,跟我学画画吧!至少大学好考点。”

As it turned out, the determined me decided to give up dance for drawing.

And I owe it all to the teacher.

 

然后,我这个意志力坚定的人,就果断弃舞从画了。

当然,还是要感谢那位老师的。

Also, I wrote this article using Photoshop. Designers scorn software with zero difficulty level like Word.

另外,这篇文章是我用PS打出来的,word这种毫无难度的软件,我们设计师才不屑用。