I'm an Australian designer from Sydney's Northern Beaches. My creative journey started as a design artworker at a local print studio in my early teens. Since then, my curiosity about the world and sense of adventure has taken me across five continents, having called (temporarily or more permanently) India, Mexico, Vietnam, America, Dublin and London home. Throughout my journey, I’ve sought out creative opportunities in graphic design, finding my own clients and also as part of creative teams and with arts institutions.
Inspired by history, mythology, magical realism, art, cultural nuances and a love of storytelling, I've incorporated my graphic design roots into the pursuit of even greater creative expression. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design for Performance, I started to explore scenography and experiential design for theatre and exhibition. I'm now studying Narrative Environments at Central St Martins.
With a class of eight fellow students, I completed a BFA in Design for Performance at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney in 2018. During this time, I spent a month learning all about graphic props with master crafts woman and designer Annie Atkins. Since graduating I have been part of independent theatre shows, photo shoots, as well as a short film and a music video, designing sets, costume and props for all. Plus a couple of art department roles working in graphic props for movies such as Peter Rabbit 2 and Ladies in Black.
I started to explore exhibition design in a collaboration with my class mates when we created the 2018 expo for all gradating NIDA students. I loved designing for human interaction and exploration and wanted more. During 2019, I assisted Australian exhibition designer Anna Tregloan for six months, helping on The Big Anxiety, an immersive exhibition and festival held in Sydney addressing how society talks about mental health, amongst other work. Most recently, I was graphics lead on an exhibition for Australian indigenous photographer Mervyn Bishop for the National Film and Sound Archive, which will open in the new year.
Always drawn to the arts, throughout my graphic design career I’ve been lucky enough to work with amazing people at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, London’s Southbank Centre & the Hayward Gallery, as well as a handful of theatre makers and a few television networks. I’ve also designed for hospitality, publishing, large corporate, government and retail clients, plus design/advertising agencies. I take pride in my ability to research and adapt to the needs of any project at hand, yet I take particular delight in those which allow the inclusion of: hand sketched elements, the beauty of human error, the tactility of texture, and a playful interaction between text, graphics and imagery.