“My name is Taiwo Afolayan. I am an Argitech (an Art & Digital Technologist), a blogger and a designer. I have more than 7 years of experience in the digital arena, a place where innovative problem-solving and technology meet and a place I’m fascinated with.”
How did you learn about Alison?
One fateful day I was searching the internet through Google for a free Graphics Design training course. Alison came up, along with other academy training choices, but I chose to go with Alison instead.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
Graphic Design – Visual & Graphic Design. I chose Graphic Design as my first Alison course because I wanted to get certified by an international institute. I already had over 7 years experience in graphic design before I became an Alison graduate.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
It really put me on the right track in my career as a graphic artist, where I currently work professionally at the moment.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
I watch movies and listen to good music.
Where are you working and studying now?
I am the co-founder and Lead Consultant at Argitech Limited. Argitech Limited delivers solutions on branding, print and packaging, web design and development, data analytics and management, and 2D and 3D animation for start-ups and established brands. I’m also Editor-in-Chief at The Fashionistar Magazine. I am also currently pursuing a master’s degree in Financial Engineering at WorldQuant University in the USA. As a Computer Science graduate and having had experience as a data scientist, I decided to further my studies in financial engineering to understand the relationships between computer science, finance, accounting, mathematics and statistics.
What’s next for you, in terms of education?
Following my MSc programme, I will continue to work on a PhD, while working hard to make my company a profitable business. For my PhD, I would like to study a course related to Sustainable Development Goals.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
Finance and Accounting courses, or Project Management. I believe that every project can be accomplished but every project needs proper management. In order to accomplish this, project management skills are needed to develop professionally.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I’m able to recommend Alison to everyone and anyone because it serves as an opportunity to learn at your speed and to be certified at your will.