I have tried to answer this question a few times and am totally struggling! Haha. I’m 27. I really didn’t like high school and didn’t really want to go to Uni so I worked in non profits for a few years in admin and fundraising. I always loved art and design but the thought of studying terrified me. Then a friend took me along to a Swinburne open day and said that I really needed to study Graphic Design. And I did. I finished last year and since then got into third year Communication and Design and have deferred.
I think I first really discovered my love for type, when I bought my first Hoefler & Frere-Jones typefacea few years ago in 2009, and it just went from there. I’ve always loved handwritten type but I only started doing it myself in my first year at Swinburne in 2012.
Haha! Thanks. I was featured as a ‘suggested user last year'. Instagram is such a wonderful community. I have met so many awesome people through Instagram from all over the world. I definitely think it’s really important to converse with your followers. I also think it helps to be consistent within your feed and not post a zillion photos everyday.
It was great working with Spencer and Scott from Studio Pennant and also Kate Pullen. I hadn’t really met many Melbourne designers before so it was great collaborating with three really talented designers. I’ve also had the chance to collaborate with Pennant on a job since then. So definitely got a lot out of Threesome. Thanks guys!
Thanks so much :) I wrote it about a year ago and have learnt so much more since then. I did an internship last year and wasn’t paid. I’m really glad I did it though and would really recommend students doing placement or internship even if not paid. But when I see studios advertising for internships and it’s paid.. I think that’s pretty bloody awesome - designers supporting designers. And I have to be honest and say that I still do some things for free but it has to feel right.
Tea and Toastis a little blog that I started with an American film photographer (Leslie Rhodes) a couple of years back. I met Les through Twitter and we started talking on Skype and through emails and thought it would be fun to start a collaboration. It’s been really quiet on there for a few months with the busyness of life. But I really love how Twitter and other social networks like Instagram put you in touch with creatives from all over the world.
I just got back from being overseas for two and half months. I worked as a photographer for a school in Tanzania, East Africa, called the School of St Jude. I’d really love to go back but there for now I’m in Melbourne and currently working on a few logo projects, editing photography gigs and working on expanding my online print store.
Once I have finished with a Bachelor degree, I’d really love to work for a studio. I love freelancing but it would be sweet to work in team and learn from some pros who have been in the industry for a while. I’d also love to throw in lots more travel - while being away I didn’t do any design/type work - just photography. I really craved design projects and wrote down little ideas I’d love to start. I love the inspiration that travel throws at you.