Enex 100 Christmas Tree Project

I am excited to be one of 4 designers creating a tree to be installed in the Enex 100 building in Perth. The trees will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to a charity of our choice. I am doing my tree on behalf of the Cat Haven WA and there will be a people’s choice award so make sure you head down and make your vote! The installation will be up in Enex on November 18th. I’m going to be posting my work in progress so stay tuned for more pictures.

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Potting around the house

One good thing about working full time is weekends. Oh how I love the weekend. Every now and then I get to do something to improve our little love nest and recently I did up a dresser. I found it abandoned on the side of the road but all it really needed was a sand, prime and paint and now it’s a sexy black number with gold handles. Here’s a few of my favorite corners:

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Wedding Invitation Design

My first ever wedding invitation design was a success! This was a dream design job I’ve been wanting to do for ages and when my Uncle decided to re-marry it was the perfect opportunity to try it out! The floral illustrations are of the pink and white roses the couple plan to have on their big day. The back of the invite features a little story of how they met and how their love was rekindled years and years later. Nyaw 🙂 sweet! Bring on the weddings! Can’t wait to do some more.

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A Step In the Right Direction: AGDA & DIA

I had the pleasure again this year to sit on the panel of professionals at the AGDA & DIA student portfolio review on Saturday. I almost lost my voice talking to the delightful students I met on the day and a special mention goes out to Christina Stamm and Puji Lestari who both sent me a follow up thank-you email. (They must have been listening carefully to Melissa of 303’s industry tips!) 😉

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Stephen Banham: AGDA talk

Tonight I went to see Stephen Banham from Letterbox Design Studio in Melbourne. He treated us to a presentation about typography in a spatial realm at an AGDA event, Oxford Hotel in Leederville.

As much as I am curious to know more about typeface design and was somewhat expecting a talk on the technical side of designing type, I was pleasantly surprised to find Stephen was much more interested in sharing with us his passion for typography in the environment. He showed us how typography has a place in everyday life, in history and in our stories and culture. He also showed us examples of evidence that suggests that the wider public does in fact understand graphic design and what type is, to some degree. It was a refreshing and inspiring talk that focused on stories and interpretation and got me thinking about the intentions behind many of my favorite typefaces.

His book Characters features some of the images he showed us tonight along with a huge collection of writing, pictures and stories of type in the City of Melbourne and beyond. I got a copy signed and the cover can be taken off to reveal a wonderful poster with an excerpt about people’s reactions to signage in public spaces.

What a great event! Thanks AGDA WA 🙂

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Fittingly, a party next door had type-shaped balloons and I took a cheeky snap of that too! Just for fun…

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