It’s been months since we’ve been living in the “new normal” with most of us still working from home, still keeping our distance from each other, and still wondering when we’ll go back to our lives before.
In this special series, we feature different personalities in various industries to have a glimpse of how their lives are pre-pandemic, their current situation, and their outlook of the future.
We talked to Kerwin King who is a digital content creator and an artist from Manila. He has worked with international and homegrown brands and has been featured on various media platforms throughout his career. Other than fashion, lifestyle, and art, he has also been sharing his thoughts on social issues.
Before the pandemic, I was really drawn to creating travel content, fitness, lifestyle, and art. Usually, my work would be to collaborate with brands and create content for them on my accounts. Routine, I usually try to wake up early, work out, catch up on news online, play with my cat, check my emails, shoot and edit my visual output then attend a brand event or hang out with friends.
The new normal really made me pivot on how I would create content for the brands I work with. It really needed a little getting used to. But it challenged me to think of newer ways to tackle brand briefs. On the personal side, I really miss a lot of things before the pandemic. Most especially family and friends. I haven’t really adapted, to be honest as I still long of relationships outside of a zoom call.
Hopes for the Future:
I’m really hopeful that young people like me would register to vote. This pandemic gave us a lot things to reflect upon, especially on current events that we need to work on. As for plans, I really want to be more active physically in social causes. Lending a hand and being there for NGOs that contribute something of value to society, yes, once this is over, I’m looking forward to volunteer beyond just a small voice on the internet.