For those interested in becoming a textile graphic designer, tell us what steps you took to get to where you are now as a designer?
Fashion and art have always been an interest of mine, and drawing has always been my passion. I studied textiles, studio art and graphic design in year 12. I worked hard and put a lot of time into achieving the best marks I could. Completing the interview process for textile and graphic design courses is quite tough, so I took a year to develop my folio beforehand. I went through to complete my honors degree, and was fortunate enough to get a job in the fashion industry once I graduated. I haven’t looked back ever since, I love it!
What is your number one tip for creatives who want to pursue a career in design?
If you already have creative talent, it is important to learn how to adapt this into a commercial application. This is what makes you valuable for a business. Choose a university course that teaches you the software we use in the industry. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop give you the tools to turn your drawings into something usable.
What are you working on currently?
I am starting work now on the next resort collection. It is going to be vibrant, fun and feminine. Think of an island vibe with a Copacabana tropical theme!