Create an Ikigai Venn diagram in Illustrator

The Japanese philosophy of Ikigai is the pursuit of happiness through being busy in a way that brings meaning and joy to your life.

If you know there is a passion inside you and a talent that gives your life meaning but don’t yet know what your Ikigai is, then your mission is to find it.

When you find joy in something meaningful to you and you’re good at it, you have found your Ikigai.

If you Google Ikigai you will frequently find the defining principles for determining your Ikigai depicted by a Venn diagram. Intersections denote shared or common attributes, the central one being the sweet spot, your Ikigai.

Here’s how to create an Ikigai (or any!) Venn diagram and be able to colour individual segments quickly and easily. Download the pdf here: