Imagine you’re Syed Jamal. Fifty years old. Kansas chemistry instructor. You’re standing in your own front yard, about to take your daughter to school, when ICE swoops in to arrest you. Your wife tries to hug you before you’re whisked away and ICE threatens to cuff her, too, for interfering with an arrest. You sit in a jail some 160 miles away from your family. You have lived in the United States for close to 40 years.
Two years ago, I was discouraged because my works were not popular on Dribbble. I followed the popular designers and tried to imitate their style. I hoped for recognition, but as you know, it is impossible to become better in something by copying others.