So it has been 4 years since I started working at BizBoost and I must say it's been a fun ride working with you all and hope that I can continue to long into the future.
I just thought I would take you back a few years and share with you some of my time before BizBoost.
I completed Year 12 at Murray Bridge High School in 2009 and was accepted into my preferred first choice; Bachelor of Visual Communications, at the University of South Australia. From a very young age I had always known I wanted to pursue a career in design as it was something I enjoyed doing and liked being creative.
So in 2010 I started my journey through University. At the end of first year, we had the opportunity to branch out into a specialty field of either Graphic Design or Illustration. After much deliberation and the advice of previous students, I decided to major in Illustration as we were going to be taught all the principles of Graphic Design, but we would have the added skill of being able to draw as well.
The final 2 years of my course were reasonably intense with many all-nighters pulled spent painting and colouring in order to meet deadlines. It was a really enjoyable course in which I learnt and experienced a lot! From spending hours drawing naked models to developing a children's book cover design which was assessed by publisher; Omnibus Books. We worked with computers, paint, charcoal, paper, photography, coffee - basically whatever we could think of to generate images for our assessment pieces. I also had the opportunity to be taught and mentored by some amazingly talented artists who had previously designed posters for The Adelaide Fringe, been featured on the cover of prestigious American Journals, a finalist in the Archibald Prize and runner up in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
At the end of our journey, we all had a collection of work that we then compiled into a portfolio that we could use outside of University to present at job interviews.
I thought I would share some of the pieces that I featured in my final portfolio and the ones that actually landed me with my job at BizBoost today! And I must say - my skills and abilities have definitely grown and expanded from then!
Cheers and Enjoy!