GRAPHIC DESIGN /
Decluttering guru, Marie Kondo has a catchphrase to only keep things that ‘spark joy’ in order to attain our ideal lifestyle. The publication Acquisitive Nostalgia argues that as humans, we are more complex and nuanced than joy alone. I have done this specifically through a case study of my mother - investigating and documenting her relationship to her personal possessions in order to respond to the tensions, contradictions of minimalism while showing the complexity of human relationships with objects.
LOCAL/GLOBAL FASHION SHOWCASE
︎Exhibition Collateral /
I created a series of cohesive posters and invitations for a fashion showcase that aimed to celebrate designers and fashion local to Australia and also globally. The client did not want imagery that was too editorial for this project. For this brief I used a cameraless photography technique known as cyanotype to create ambiguous and DNA like images of the woven nature of fabric. This technique highlights the underlying structure of fabric, as a reference to the steps that are undertaken to produce a garment, reflecting on the knitting or weaving of yarn which often comes from many different countries, designers and artisans.
(ISTD) WRITING WOMEN INTO HISTORY
The 2018 ISTD brief was to typographically celebrate the life of a woman who has previously gone unrecognised for her role in the worlds of art, music, science, industry, technology, or any aspect of our culture that seems worthy of writing her back into history. For this brief I selected Phyllis Shillito who was a pioneer in Design Education and implented the first diploma of Design in Australia. My interpretation of this brief is to tell Phyllis’ story by making references typographically to her life’s legacy through form and materiality. Mapping interesting links and connections through the world of typography and quotes. Thread is used to create three- dimensional hyperlinks that guide the reader through the pages of the book.
This brief was to create a foldable poster for a Non-for- Profit organisation anywhere in the world to succesfully promote an event that the organisation could be running. The design of the poster must be completely separate to the branding of the Non-for-Profit. I chose Tokyo Art Directors Club which was inspired by my recent travels to Tokyo a few weeks prior to this brief.
I wanted the poster to be quite graphic, eye catching and be easily read by both Easterners and Westerners since there would be many international visitors. The poster folds neatly into an envelope and references the art of Origami which is often associated with Japanese culture.