The Yack of Parrot
Words by Shawn Lukas
From design and illustration to writing and music, one may wonder if these disciplines complement or compete with one another. So I smile and say you can always count on your toolbox for eureka, and besides, I’ve much learned to adapt for sake of great design.
My name is Shawn Lukas and I’m an Experience Designer from Johannesburg, South Africa living and working in Berlin, Germany at ThoughtWorks with a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals from over all sorts of waters, while advocating for positive social change.
In words of parrot, I may be confident to say I’ve been curious enough to happen to work in the design industry for almost a decade. Nowadays, I’m much curious about IoT and happen to consult at one of Germany’s largest automotive companies.
Growing up in Taung has been the foundation of what would later be my cultivated passion. And though I’ve never seen the Taung-child in person, I have such vague memories, like wandering in grandma’s storeroom, breaking and making things.
And so I moved to Jo’burg to study Animation Design and learned all the rules I wasn’t supposed to break. In between means and in addition to being a minimalist and besides avoiding chit yacking birds, I have no doubt one of these days you’d definitely find me on twitter.