Studying at Monash University, Caulfield and currently finalising my work(s) for the 2013 MADA NOW Grad Show. This is my last year and have about two hours left until I need to be there!
I was fortunate enough to secure a junior role at Studio HiHo for a short amount of time in the first half of the year, which was amazing to learn new skills and be involved in a great team.
After leaving HiHo, I actually entered TDK Threesome Melbourne and was able to collaborate with Motherbird + Graduate designer Anna Hatzisavas which scored me exposure.
Competitions are essential to stay in THE LOOP (my cheeky shout out to Pip Jamieson!) and to have your work viewed at a broader scale, other than the classroom.
Also I was fortunate enough to have pieces of work entered into both Tokyo Type Directors Club 2014 (By John Warwicker) and ISTD 2013 (By Gene Bawden)
Well hopefully land a junior graphic design role!
I'm not too fussed where geographically, somewhere where experimentation is pursued.
Work on some personal work, get back into painting.
Definitely one out of the next 5 studios!
Or taking a major leap and start freelancing.
I'm sure most graphic designers' dreams consist of opening up their own studio down the line!
Motherbird (Their portfolio and team are outstanding)
Hunt&Co. (Have you seen their publication design!)
South South West (Hell yeah!)
Alter (Sexy, sexy design)
M&C Saatchi (Well, why not?)
P.s Sorry Sydney!
Blogs are great + handy but not always curated as well as published pieces of design.
Books! The Monash Library in Caulfield is filled with contemporary art + graphic design books.
Art Galleries. Most of my inspiration rarely comes from pre existing graphic design. I love to check out new and old art and if you haven't already, start saving for Europe!
Also a big shout out to John Warwicker (TOMATO Studio, London) who, I must embarrassingly confess has been my mentor + judge + teacher throughout this final year studying at Monash.
Visual design is important, but thinking conceptually is more paramount.
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