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What is your professional or training background?
I hold Honours Degree of Bachelor of Visual Communication and I'm an in-house graphic designer in a software company.
What do you make, create or do?
I started creating digital patterns during my Honours year at Monash University and I've still been developing them in my free time. I have started applying them into greeting cards and badges, and at the moment I am creating some brooches using my patterns to sell at Craft Hatch, my first ever craft market in October!
What other creative areas would you like to explore as a side-project to your current work, or move into full-time?
I really enjoy making little accessories out of my patterns so I'd like to explore more in to this. I'd also love to explore textile design and to study how I could apply my patterns into textile.
What skills do you have that help you run your business, or what skills would you like to develop?
I use my graphics design skills (mainly Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) to develop my patterns and to design cards. I'd like to develop motion graphic skills (Adobe Flash) to create a little animation/motion graphics piece using my patterns. I also want to learn how to knit before next winter.
List five people, businesses or websites/blogs that keep you motivated and inspired, and why?
Recently I'm into the following websites/blogs:
+ AustralianInFront : for cool graphic design news in Australia
+ design work life : love everything they post
+ The Sartorialist : getting some spring outfit ideas (when is Melbourne getting warmer..?)
+ Las Coleccionistas : can't remember how I've discovered them, but their work is so beautiful!
+ Etsy : I know I'm a bit too slow but I've recently discovered how awesome Etsy is for getting crafty inspirations!
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