i'm a multidisciplinary artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. Through a combination of design principles and artistic techniques, every piece of graphic design I create is designed to do one thing before anything else: deliver a story that sticks.
I tend to overthink and dwell on the worse possible scenarios when I think about doing anything. But I believe Amy Poehler once said "You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing."
I always get asked "Why do you train so much?" and I used to respond with "So that just in case a bookshelf falls on me or if I get hit by another truck, I'll be able to handle it." Granted, that's still a relevant response for me and that's still a partial motivation. But I feel as though the reasoning has evolved somehow.
This was actually the longest amount of time I've spent not looking at my work e-mail inbox.
The past few years here has been nothing but going upward and forward, in terms of both my life here in New Zealand and my career as a designer. I haven't actually taken the time to process all the changes that I've had experienced lately and to be honest, a holiday was long overdue.
The month was filled with very defining moments filled with growth and struggle. There were a lot of emotional ups and downs for me. A lot of things were happening and I'm gonna be honest, I struggled to catch up.
It's a platform where you can photograph and curate moments of your life. In a way, it's a platform for artistic expression and documentation, which something that I love about it. It encourages and fosters that.
It's like this super power that you can have that can boost your courage levels into an all-time high. Adrenaline kick starts everything and confidence projects out of every move you make and every word you speak.