Tell us about your journey to becoming a professional creative (ie what was your background? Did you train in something different? How did you end up here?).
I have 15 years experience as a graphic designer and project manager within the interpretive design and placemaking realm. 10 of these years was working for experiential design studio, Arterial Design.
My experience includes the translation of interpretive themes and narratives into visual and outcomes across a multitude of 2D and 3D mediums. This includes designing for local governments and high visitation destinations such as museums, zoos, botanic gardens and urban public environments.
I have experienced in collaborating with large multidisciplinary design teams in addition to stakeholder engagement, community activation, and consultation through collaborative workshops.
How has your creative practice changed over time?
I have transitioned from graphic design for the interpretive design sector to more of a project management and creative producer role for public art coordination and cultural planning.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced working in a creative sector?
General problem solving across the fabrication and installation of large interpretive design and public artwork installations working with multiple disciplinary teams.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
There’s no problems only solutions. Every challenge that is overcome provides a learning opportunity.
What would your dream project look like, if you had unlimited money and time?
I would love to work on a local community public art project or a local interpretive signage trail /museum which provided learning and sharing of Aboriginal culture.
Name three creatives that inspire you, and why.
Ned Kahn: Ned captures art, science and natural occurrences in his work.
Alice Linford-Forte: Use of colour and space in her artworks.
Jan Nowell of Arterial: Creativity and immersive story telling style.