My recent work featured in The Age

I have been very quiet on the blog front these last few months. I blame it on preparing for moving house….and now a couple of weeks settling in to said house. I moved from country Victoria to a suburb near the city of Melbourne. I can’t express how much I’m enjoying the creativity of this city and the warm hum of its people.

Another piece of excitement recently was having my work featured in an article on The Age. The work is from an educational app I provided illustrations for to help prevent racism in schools. I wrote about it a few blog posts ago. It was such a worthwhile project to work on and I feel so grateful for the opportunity, hey. You can read more about it here.

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In Search of Safety illustrations for The Red Cross

I was so incredibly thrilled when recently approached by The Red Cross to work on an illustration commission. The project, funded by The Australian Government (which I find surprising) is to educate children about common myths surrounding asylum seekers. I created 7 illustrations, which will soon be pieced together by The Red Cross design team as a giant poster to be distributed amongst Australian primary school classrooms. I feel like misinformed adults could also gain a wider perspective from these facts. I’ll share each illustration with you in the coming days.

So here’s the first.

FACT 1: Are asylum seekers illegal?

NO. Everyone has the right to seek asylum. Asylum seekers do not break any Australian laws by simply arriving on boats or without permission. (Article 31 of the Refugee Convention)

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Squares and a love of birds

It’s been a long time since I’ve carried business cards around with me. I was looking through Moo cards recently and was wooed by their square shaped business card design. There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about art or photography framed by a square. It just brings everything together so neatly.

I had a think about which pieces of my work I ought to slap on the back of my card, but I thought better of it and created a new piece entirely. I love birds, they’re pretty neat. So they are the theme of my cards this time. I like the idea of creating something new each time I need a new bunch printed. I haven’t received the cards just yet, but here’s how the back looks. I used watercolor paints on watercolor paper. On a side note, why does some watercolor paper smell like poop? It’s really terrible.

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lunar planner design

The moon and I have a bit of a thing going. I love seeing its friendly face in the sky, reminding me of how phases will always come to pass. For this reason, I feel rather lucky to continue working with the lovely Ezzie Spencer of Lunar Abundance on her branding and design projects. The latest project being this mammoth 2015 lunar planner, which I admit was completed a little while back and am only just now thinking to share. The image below is just a cropped version of the planner in hopes of encouraging you to hop on over to Ezzie’s website and download it for free (^-^) It makes for some pretty special wall swag, or you can just refer to it digitally. You’d be surprised about how much the ebb and flow of life makes sense once you start following the phases of our moon!

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