Welcome here! My primary interest is graphic design, but it is not all there is to life. I invite you into my mind space. Let's share ideas, discuss, ponder, and maybe even come up with some solutions that could change the world, if not save it.
I am 'Segun Olude, a Designer, Educator, Storycrafter, and Photography Enthusiast.
Photographs invoke stories that begin this way: "Ah, yes... this is where we jumped into the boat before we found out it leaked. And this is where we jumped out of the boat before it sank..." Photos guide the stories.
Enjoy the sampling of photographs from my Instagram feed, below. Hope you are inspired or reminded of a particular time or place. To see the gallery, visit www.instagram.com/segunolude.
Ìtàn ati Àsà Ìbíle Yorùbá: The Yorùbá Narrative in Words and Images started out as a masters thesis a Vermont College of Fine Arts. I interviewed real Yorùbá people from various works of life, both in Nigeria and in the diaspora. I created a set of educational poster panels, pronunciation keys, typefaces, and a beautiful photographic book. The study of the Yorùbá alphabet, words, phrases, idioms and stories, led to the creation of a working typeface with complete accents and diacritical marks, a necessary step in the transition of an oral tradition to digital expressions.
I hope that this book would find its way into the hands of anyone interested in language, culture, and ethnic studies.
‘Segun is connected to various professional and community organisations in Canada. He participates annually in community development missions with his wife, and also teaches professional development seminars in Canada and Nigeria. An engaging presenter, he is often called upon to present or speak about topics ranging from human rights, immigration, integration, and multiculturalism, through Historica Canada and Passages Canada.
‘Segun is an avid photographer. View his gallery on Instagram!