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I am a Kiwi ex-pat, currently completing a Master of Communication Design at Ravensbourne, while working part-time as a Graphic Designer at an architecture and graphic design studio - Bolter Design.Locked Pro Plan feature
I support the lead-creatives two days a week, providing effective designs at a high turn-over. My role primarily focuses on hospitality print design, branding, communication design, and event material.
The DHW Lab is a not-for-profit organisation that utilises its multi-disciplinary design team to aid health and wellbeing initiatives in Auckland. My role involved providing user-centred design solutions for a range of projects including graphic design, spatial design and product design. I had specific focus on way-finding planning and designing, brand experience, communication design and environmental design.
I worked on two projects with Clanmouse - Food Magazine and B Mag. I learnt hands-on how to design and publish iPad and iPhone magazines, including skills in page layout, interactive design, and minor animation. Attention to detail, cohesiveness, and user functionality were key skills required for Food Magazine, which has a large following in New Zealand and abroad.
I worked in-house rebranding Eclipse Architecture, designing a new logo, letterheads, business cards and website. This job required me to comply with a specific design aesthetic, and represent the personality and professionalism of the company. I had to take the project from start to finish, critiquing my own work, and accepting changes and input from the client. I also had to be confident leading presentations to the company.
My role included fashion photography, clear cutting and photo editing, story-research, and the design of banner ads and social media content. I also took part in NZ Fashion Week, photographing backstage and street-style shots and assisting editor Bronwyn Williams and Vogue writer Zeenat Williams. A personal highlight was having my photographs included on Vogue.in.
This role as a Design Intern, involved working along side the head designer of Datacom, Bryan Nimo. My roles included talking to clients, and designing to their needs, as well as doing minor design jobs for the head designer. This role required effective communication skills with clients, and my superior.
I am currently completing a Master in Communication Design, focusing on flexible and adaptive environmental communication for temporary and ever-changing spaces.
I was selected from Auckland University of Technology to participate in the University Exchange Program at AAU in San Fransisco.
Completed a Bachelor of Design, Majoring in Graphic Design, Minoring in Advertising.
My first nomination as a Design Director - a very proud moment and highlight in my career. https://bestawards.co.nz/graphic/small-brand-identity/auckland-dhb-values-identity-duplicate-3
Judges comments: "One photo in particular drew the judges to this entry – the picture of a woman in a hospital gown and wheelchair, complete with drip, sharing her experiences with a researcher. Getting the permission and creating the conditions to do system level change that will make a vital public service more human, more effective and more affordable is hard, and brave. We couldn’t go past this example of design in action, for the good of us all." https://bestawards.co.nz/public-good/public-good/designing-better-healthcare-experiences