- BMA (First Class Hons)
Areas of expertise
Industry experience, affiliations and achievements
What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?
What do you love about your area?
From the very beginning, I knew I would end up working as a creative. I love working in collaboration with our excellent team in the design department and I particularly enjoy working in this industry because no two days are the same!
For me, design is about communicating through clarity, creating that visual harmony while juggling elements. I enjoy the process of problem-solving to create an authentic outcome.
Tell us about your experience in the industry
Through my experience teaching in the Design Department at Wintec and Chengdu University in the past, I have had the great pleasure of interacting with students and sharing their sense of accomplishments.
In 2009, I launched a community publication in Kirikiriroa called RIFF RAFF. I became the editor and designer distributing it for 5 years, being published biannually. The publication celebrated the success of those who were achieving their innovative endeavours and helped to enable visibility for versatile arts practices. RIFF RAFF launched issues locally and internationally.
A pivotal moment in my career would be working with Alan Deere at Area Design; this was where I further developed my passion for publication design and typography. I began teaching in 2010.