“My name is Derrick Sefah from Ghana. I hold a Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Koforidua Technical University. Due to the love I have for computers, I asked my supervisor to assign me to Information and Communication Technologies tutoring alongside Mathematics during my National Service programme.”
How did you learn about Alison?
After being introduced to graphic design software and Photoshop by a friend, I wanted to learn more of the basics of graphic designing, aside from the YouTube videos I watched. I learned about Alison through a Google search and was attracted by the simple Alison Logo which made me click on the link leading to your website.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
Graphic Design – Visual and Graphic Design was the first course I tackled. I needed the basics of graphic design to complement what my friend had introduced me to.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
The influence of Alison on my career is the opportunity to attach the certificates awarded to me to my educational documents in applying for a BSc in Web Development and Digital Design.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
I never had a feeling for studying online until I found Alison. It gives me the opportunity to pause my course and get back to it anytime. I love to relax on my couch as I operate my laptop and work through the course.
Where are you working now?
I worked as a sales person at an auto-mechanics, which was not something I loved doing, rather a way to gather funds to set up a business on my own. This dream of setting up a business came into being through a government programme providing funds to add to what I had accumulated already. Finally, KWASAD MEDIA, my own registered brand, came into being. Currently, under KWASAD MEDIA, I work as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and filmmaker. I tackle projects like book cover design, screen printing, logo making, letterheads, business cards, social media account management and web development.
What’s next for you, in terms of education?
I had plans to apply for a BSc in Web Development and Digital Design but this has been put on hold as a result of the global pandemic. I hope things get better soon so that I can move on with this vision.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
I would love to train myself in programming and help others to solve problems through programming and coding. I would love to take a course in programming on Alison.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
Alison is the complete online learning platform that gives you the opportunity to study at your own pace. Alison also gives you certification that allows you not only to work for organizations, but be your own boss. I would wrap Alison and present it as a Christmas or birthday gift to everyone on my favorite list because it’s recognized worldwide, absolutely free and can give you what other platforms do not offer.