Today I am working at the Time Magazine as a senior designer, the most influential magazine in the US. It was not easy to this position.
As a child, I actually wanted to become a peanut vendor! I loved my school playground more than school itself. My parents thought I was rather hopeless.
I did not do very well in my HSC exam, so there was little chance of my studying at a public university, let alone a public medical college. But my parents really wanted me to become a doctor. They said I should get admitted to a private medical college.
I was totally against this. I hated the sight of blood. I got admitted to East West University and studied Computer Science there. During my university days I used to spent time photo editing and dabbling in animation. After that I started working with a little HTML and animation and caught the attention of Bijoy online. Then I went overseas with a three-year web designing experience.
I came to New York on the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program). It was difficult to get a job in New York. After struggling for years, I got this chance to work with Time Magazine. Now I and two others are redesigning time.com website. Hopefully we will complete working on time.com, money.com, fortune.com, time4kids.com as well.
This work has become a passion now. But I still believe nut selling is good idea!
*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition is rewritten in English by Sitesh Kumar Saha.