I am Jess; I am a bit of this and a bit of that. A conceptual and critical thinker. An introvert-extrovert. A designer and marketer. A humble Aussie with New York ambition. I have four years of experience in the marketing industry and am now a recent graduate of Shillington School of Design. What I discovered during the course was my ambition to solve problems visually with strategic intent. What my marketing experience has taught me is how to be purposeful and tactical, and also how to analyze problems and discover meaningful solutions. I am excited in the research phase; this is where the magic happens. I tend to be methodical, and sometimes an over-thinker, however, I believe this is important. I dot all the I’s and cross all the t’s. So I am not just a marketer, not just a designer and not just a photographer. I am a hybrid creative, and I relish in the ability to merge the lines.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Melbourne, Australia / Canberra Australia
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram, a designers dream
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Private View(s) podcast by Ask us for ideas
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Great Gatsby, anything by Wes Anderson
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Currently inspired by Santiago Parra’s work
Any charity that helps the environment; the last three months my country has been on fire
FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Jules Tardy, former creative director of Collins and now at The New Company
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Digital campaign design or UX/UI, and I love print . . . can I say all three?
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
An urban planner or architect
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Not only was the Shillington course progressive and hands-on, the environment encouraged learning, feedback and collaboration; it taught students to be open with one another and the power of talking through ideas with peers
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The only thing you can change is your reaction to something” – My Mom
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