My main focus is sustainability which I explore through fabrics and less wasteful design processes. I like to work with natural and recycled materials and I am interested in innovations on biodegradable fabrics. I am a graduate of Sydney TAFE’s Fashion Design Studio and after my studies at CIT hope to develop an eco-conscious label. Prior to fashion I worked in journalism, sustainability public policy and corporate social responsibility.
My final collection has a main focus on sustainability whilst remaining fashion forward. I am a third generation fashion designer and upon graduating, I hope to work for a brand/label that specializes in ethical and sustainable practices. My long term goal is to be able to work for myself under my own label.
Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. I have been expressing my ideas on different aspects of spaces, taking hypothetical spaces to express my views and ideas to create functional and aesthetical spaces for all sorts of users, some worked out others didn’t yet I kept my hopes and played with each idea and thought I had for any project and here I am finally really excited to enter into the real industry world of designing where I could actually develop ideas that could be built.
My passion for design has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Throughout my studies I have been involved with Textiles Design, Visual Arts, Jewellery and Object Design and most recently Interior Design. Design is my passion and through my current employment, lighting has become a big interest of mine.
I was raised in upstate New York, the daughter of an architect and social worker. I received a law degree with a concentration in international human rights law and worked as a criminal defense trial attorney for a number of years. I have since worked as a science teacher in Honduras, a full time glassblower and glassblowing instructor at a non-profit just outside of New York City using glass art as a means for kids to develop life skills, and a production glassblower for NYC lighting designers. My skills include woodworking, welding, glassblowing, throwing pottery and computer aided drawing.
Interior Design provides me with the perfect medium of expression. A balance between Art and
Functionality. It provides a unique opportunity to approach a problem at hand and find a beautiful
way of solving it. The endeavour of design is both a challenge and a reward and on this endeavour
I hope to bring a new perspective into Canberra & Australia’s design culture.
Studying interior design has allowed me to explore different aspects of design, such as the thinking that has been applied to project or creating a environments. I have always had a interest in designing environment, that interest which as developed in to a passion for creating functional and incorporating sustainable design has become my passion. I have loved experiences different types of design such as commercial, retail, Residential and hospitality.
My personal belief in the role of design in this world can be summarised through the words of Frank Lloyd Wright, “Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form, and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today, or ever will be lived.”
Creativity has always been an inborn need for me. I recognise the need to combine aesthetics with functionality, and love the challenge of melding form with function. Incorporating environmentally sustainable design principles is also important to me.