Initially I fell in love with art. I was surrounded by creativity growing up, thanks to my Mum who loved art, especially the value of art in education. But my passion for design really happened by accident. My fabulous mum and her artist best friend were there when I decided my dream was to become an artist. They were drinking G&T and smoking ciggies and the artist grabbed me and shook me, while yelling at me to never be an artist! It was very dramatic, but I followed her advice and enrolled into Graphic Design at Tractor, and the rest was history.
Tractor School of Design was an amazing place to study. The teachers were really passionate and inspiring. I fell madly in love with the drawing room and enjoyed every moment of my very stressful and very rewarding studies. My first job after studying was an internship with Beci Orpin, an amazing illustrator and extremely hard worker. She has been such a fantastic mentor and I really respect her approach to design, and life, and I have enjoyed every moment working for her.
I’m 100% pro internships and work experience! Every opportunity you can have to work for someone you look up to is a win in my books. I have worked for may different people and leave everyday with a smile because I have learnt a new skill, met new people all while doing something I enjoy. My internships so far have been with Beci Orpin, Kirra Jamison, Supergraph and Third Drawer Down, I've also done work experience with Pop and Scott, Elkeand Romance Was Born - each one offering something new!
I just finished up Supergraph, an amazing graphic art fair that was held in the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne this February. And now I’m off to Japan with an awesome illustrator Ashley Ronning to take in everything creative Japan has to offer and hopefully meet up with so local artists. Then back to the everyday hustle.
Do everything and never stop creating.