I am an illustrator and designer located in the Melbourne, VIC, Australia area.
I have 18+ years of experience in:
- Graphic Design - Print & Web
- Illustration - Traditional & Digital
- Digital Design - Website/App Development & UX/UI
- Branding - Development & Consultation
- Marketing - Brand Coordination & Social Media Strategy
I was at the forefront of the internet boom in San Francisco in the early 2000s as I finished my BFA at the city’s main art school, Academy of Art University. I was probably one of the first to take a class in Photoshop and I was hooked - I’ve lived and breathed the Adobe Creative Suite since! I worked as the in-house designer and brand developer at a financial institution for seven years. Then in 2007 I co-founded the boutique brand development firm, Blooming Footprint. It offers a wide range of services, giving clients a one-stop source for everything from logos, websites and graphic design to Social Media marketing and PR strategies. The business has grown to specialise in music festivals, bands, musicians, artists and small-businesses.
I visited Melbourne in 2010 and simultaneously fell in love with Australia and one Aussie in particular. We got married and I immigrated here, continuing my role as creative director at Blooming Footprint remotely. In addition to this, I’ve done many freelance jobs in Melbourne, including multiple projects for No Fussing About Collective, Carpets for Community and Precious Media.
For the last five years, I’ve been working part-time, as I have been making little American-Australians. I have worked mainly for the Joshua Tree Music Festival collaborative which includes Guitarfish Music Festival and several small off-shoot projects. I’ve been their main creative producer, providing all original illustration and design, building/maintaining their websites and providing design for print materials and merchandise.