First, thank you @andrewchen for creating this community!
Excited to be a part of the community. I'm David Yarde, partner & co-founder of a Branding & Design firm with my wife called Sevenality. A designer by career path started some 10 years ago, I've always loved helping others tell their story visually.
Currently, I'm balancing a few things on my plate. For the past few years I've been asked over and over how did I get started as a designer by those entering the field, as well as requests from others on possible internships with my branding firm, so naturally that led to creating a mentorship program I've entitled WiredThinking.
Other questions and requests have led to a side project called Create More Good, a self paced course platform for creatively building a brand, especially the mental side of entrepreneurship.
Most recently, I started a YouTube project extension of my personal newsletter called the Always Upward Video Dispatch as a way to share more of my work as a creative or the backstory of my creative process while inspiring others.
My biggest challenge has been stepping out of my shell as an introvert, especially when it comes to helping others. After spending almost a decade dealing primarily with code and pixels, it has certainly been an interesting transition these past couple years.
If anyone has any questions on design, branding or user experience, feel free to give me a shout!