I still remember the excitement I felt when I was told that my design had been chosen as the cover for the 94th anniversary of La Prensa, the opposition newspaper in Nicaragua. It was a moment of triumph, not just for me, but for the entire team who had worked tirelessly to overcome the numerous obstacles that had been placed in our way.
The newspaper had been facing some difficult times. The government had confiscated our printing paper, making it impossible for us to publish the newspaper. But we never gave up. We persisted, and eventually, we were able to overcome these challenges.
And so it was with great pride that I presented my design to the team. It was a simple but powerful concept: a bird made of origami breaking free from a cage. The bird symbolized freedom, and the fact that it was made of newspaper paper highlighted our victory over the government's attempts to stifle our voice.
The design was an instant hit. Everyone loved it. But I didn't stop there. I decided to take the concept even further, and create other animals made of origami breaking free from captivity. I designed an elephant breaking chains and a sea turtle breaking free from fishing nets. I wanted to convey the message that freedom is not just for us humans, but for all living beings.
To make the designs even more impressive, I used 3D elements to give them a sense of depth and dimension. I used Cinema 4D and After Effects to create stunning animations that brought the designs to life. The end result was nothing short of spectacular.
The response to the designs was overwhelming. People loved them, and they became a symbol of hope and resilience for many. They showed that even in the darkest of times, we can still find ways to break free and soar.
Looking back, I realize that my first newspaper cover design was more than just a design. It was a statement of our determination to overcome adversity and fight for what we believe in. And that is a message that will always be relevant, no matter where we are in the world.