Holly Russell

Holly russell

Story Teller

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What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

As Media Art's storyteller, I have the privilege of connecting with individuals and groups who share a passion for creativity, innovation and the arts – and there is certainly a lot of that around here!

What do you love about your area?

I enjoy the visual aspects of storytelling - I like to create imagery to enhance visual experiences on digital platforms. By applying creative strategy to storytelling, it is exciting to see how online experiences can influence what people think, feel and talk about.

Tell us about your experience in the industry

I have a BFA from Dunedin school of Art and a Graduate Diploma in secondary school teaching. Being a specialist teacher in both visual arts and digital technology has lead me to pursue photography, art direction for digital platforms and moving image.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?

I am ‘Mum’ to a creative and lively 5 year old who keeps me extremely busy outside of my workday! I am currently working on a series of documentaries alongside my partner entitled 'Creative Matters'. The films share an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal and creative spaces.