Surface and Graphic Designer
I see the world in pattern and colour….
Ever since I was a child I have been making, creating, drawing and painting.
I am excited about the possibilities of pattern and colour and how they can be brought into our everday life.
My other life long passion for textiles drove me to actively pursue an education in Graphic Design 4 years ago. I have completed Modules 2 and 3 of the Art and Business of Surface Design, a highly regarded international design platform for students to launch their surface design dreams. I am represented my Nerida Hansen Print and Textiles and have recently shown my work at the international Surface Design forum – Surtex in New York for 2017 and 2018.
I am constantly experimenting with different mediums and computer techniques to enhance my skill base. These skills help me develop my style which has loose organic feel, using vibrant watercolours to reflect my local surroundings. I am also drawn to the whimsy of childrens’ designs and would like to take this part of portfolio further through illustration for home decor and apparel.
Prior to my career as a surface designer, I have been working in graphic design, marketing and administration both in Brisbane and London. I have a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Human Resources plus a Diploma in Graphic Design.
I have just become a self published author with the launch of Pattern Pulse, by curating the art of 100 Australian surface designers to become a coffee table book for design and colour lovers.
I live in the beautiful Samford Valley, in Queensland, Australia with my wonderful husband and 3 growing daughters. Life is good!