Was there anything in particular that helped you at the start of your career?
One of my oldest friends from Australia, Jo Sweeney, inspired me to get into design.
Was there an early project that helped your development?
There have been so many. I think doing freelance work as a whole has helped shaped me as a designer. It gives you a chance to find your own voice and push your own individual style. I would always encourage young designers to take on freelance projects even if you work full time.
What skills have you learnt along the way?
Learning motion graphics has probably been the most exciting skill I’ve learnt. Bringing designs and brands to life really excites me; I think platforms such as Instagram and Facebook introducing autoplay video has made this kind of work very relevant.
What’s been your biggest challenge?
Taking criticism will always be one of the most challenging things for a designer. But it is also important to have a voice and push back on opinions. There have been many jobs where I just did what the client wanted to get the job out the door, and the final output as been compromised.
Is your job what you thought it would be?
Yes and no. I have always worked in fun and creative environments and that is what I had hoped for when entering the industry. You do have to accept the mundane jobs with the glory ones.