Areas of expertise
Industry experience, affiliations and achievements
What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?
The best part of my job is helping and encouraging the students to be the best they can be. Watching them achieve something they thought they'd never be able to do and sharing in their sense of achievement.
What do you love about your area?
I enjoy sharing the design process with students, the journey from a written brief to a one-dimensional image, to flat pattern and finally to a three-dimensional outcome. It’s awesome to see the ‘buzz’ and satisfaction students experience when their ideas come to life.
Tell us about your experience in the industry
I’m an industry person with many years practical hands on experience. I’ve also worked on a wide variety of projects and designs. I’ve been teaching since 2008.
What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?
An idea can be sparked by anything: a movie, a silhouette on someone walking down the street, a piece of fabric that begs to be made into a floaty sundress or just the right type of jacket. It’s usually a detail that will catch my attention: a pocket, a contrast panel, or a striking colour combination.