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Jun 01, 2022

Gaining Confidence When You Don't *Feel* Confident

Diana Varma RGD
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About this video


"This session is all about acknowledging and determining ways to gain confidence, even when you don't feel confident. Whether you're a new grad, newly laid off, a new studio owner or you're simply in need of a new outlook on the topic of confidence, Diana will help you think about your place in the design industry through a different lens. Spoiler alert: It less about changing yourself and more about changing your perspective.

About Diana Varma RGD
Diana is an award-winning lecturer and columnist by day, and an avid podcaster by night. She teaches within the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM), as well as the Master of Digital Media (MDM) Program at Ryerson University, where she helps students connect their technical left brains, creative right brains and entrepreneurial hearts for fulfilling careers in creative industries. Diana also writes a monthly column in Canada leading trade publication for the printing industries, Graphic Arts Magazine, where she has written 140+ articles about trends affecting both the technical and human sides of the graphic communications industry. Lastly, she believes that more problems in this world should be solved by 'lip syncing for your life'.

Diana Varma RGD

Toronto Metropolitan University

Diana Varma RGD is an award-winning design educator by day and a podcaster by night; getting creative with creatives about all things creative. She is a woman in STEAM who operates a traditional offset printing press, a variety of digital press technologies, as well as engaging in exploratory print-making practices such as LEGO letterpress. She teaches within the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) and the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program at Toronto Metropolitan University, as well as through digital learning platform, Domestika.

Diana has written 150+ published articles in Graphic Arts Magazine and through the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, as well as 170+ episodes through her podcast called Talk Paper Scissors, speaking with global experts about design, printing, typography, branding, books and publishing.

Diana holds the position of VP of Education on the RGD Board of Directors for Canada’s largest professional association for graphic designers and she’s actively involved in organizational initiatives, chairing the RGD’s Education Committee, regularly speaking at conferences and conducting workshops.