I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design (2017) from North Metropolitan TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology). In addition to having a Bachelors of Business in Marketing and Accounting from Edith Cowan University. I am based in the north of Perth and work at my home studio on illustrations - commissions, upcoming exhibitions and murals. During the week I work as a Graphic Designer at a design studio in Floreat, called Creative adm.
I've always had since a child a vivid imagination and creativity wanting to know the ins and outs of how things work, but I have only really grown into it the past 5 years and continue to develop.
My illustration work span from quirky illustrations to pastel paintings and pencil artwork. I really enjoy the creative process and have worked for various people, councils and communities to bands. I have taken part in group exhibition shows and markets across WA, and my heart's desire is to show the power of creativity and how it is expressed in everyone in different ways.
What inspires me is reading the below story of a well-known artist…
In the early 1500s a 25-year-old artist and sculptor laboured tirelessly with hammer and chisel over a colossal block of cold granite. Other artists had rejected the stone because it had defects, so it sat untouched for several decades before this young sculptor saw something beautiful in it.
He worked night and day with obsessive dedication. Someone asked him why he was working so hard on that old stone, he replied, “Because there is an angel in that rock that wants to come out.” Nearly three years after starting his work, the young artist, Michelangelo, unveiled his masterpiece: the 17 foot-tall sculpture that is now known all over the world as “David”.
2018 | Creative ADM - Designer
2018 | Media on Mars - Intern
2017 | Chil3 - Design Mentorship
2015 | Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd - Procurement
July 2018 | MERAKI V.6. Art Exhibition, Whitespace Gallery, Fremantle
April 2018 | SHINE – Best of Creative Industries Students from 2017, Gallery Central at North Metropolitan TAFE (Central Institute of Technology), Perth, WA
November 2017 | FIRST CLASS, Gallery Central at North Metropolitan TAFE (Central Institute of Technology), Perth, WA
2017 | NMT First Class Exhibition - Illustrator Award by Toby Wilkinson
2017 Dec | ISSUE XII - Stell Magazine
I absolutely love…
flamingoes, being outdoors and at the beach, camping, handwritten letters, travelling, jazz and blues music, baking, my mom, animation and old films, the New Yorker Magazine, gelato, old photographs, portraits and people.
Commissions, live art, private artwork, or murals. If that tickles your fancy and you want to learn more, then get in contact with me and let’s see if we can create something truly unique together!
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