Meg is a Graphic Designer from Victoria. She's worked on some great projects for an incredibly wide variety of clients from DNA Racing to local Victorian deli, Laikon. Whilst she may not have been on our books for long, she's loved the roles we've put her in so far!
What sparked your passion for design?
My earliest creative interests came from pop culture, film and art, I studied all of these subjects in high school and even managed to bag work experience within a few creative places. I landed on graphic art whilst observing and annoying the finished art studio at an ad agency I worked at. I spent a lot of time hanging out in the studio asking questions, watching them work and learning a few tricks or two on the computer. This led me to return to school and obtain my qualification in graphic design.
Tell us about the biggest achievement of your design career so far.
Job satisfaction. I’m a sucker for the tangible. Taking a design or concept through to finished art; it is the most satisfying part of the job.
How would you describe the style of your work?
Thoughtful and varied. I’ve created a wide range of designs from logos for race car engineering teams to floral yardage designs, mass collateral roll-outs for competitions to typesetting and layouts for reports and cookbooks.
What’s your design weapon of choice?
Any of the Adobe suite really. InDesign is usually what I end up using the most, but it's really all of them together that makes it.
Whose work do you really admire and why?
I’m an ardent admirer of Assemble’s philosophy; they explore “the small footprint living across art, design, architecture, urbanism, the environment and finance.” It's great to explore design ideas outside my own immediate daily practice, similar to attending an agIdeas conference or watching a TED talk, it’s inspiring and reinvigorating and it's put together here in Melbourne.
Do you have any businesses or brands you’d love to design for?
Along with Assemble, there’s the Australian Ballet, Womankind, Frankie/Smith Journal, kikki.K, Penguin, Allen & Unwin. Plus, marketing and advertising agencies of which there is a list I shouldn’t even begin to roll out.
Share your best bit of design advice with us.
Listen, learn and engage with the broader world. Inspiration and motivation can be found beyond the realm of design and the arts.
Which Artisan job have you most enjoyed working on?
I’ve not been on the roster for long, but so far, have been consistently placed within quality companies, good work and people, I couldn’t put my finger on one.
What do you like about being an Artisan candidate?
It’s an extra feather in my cap and confidence from being on Artisan’s roster of skilled designers. I have the support of a team who look out for work that will be satisfying and paired to my specific skill set.
Why would you recommend Artisan to a fellow creative?
There’s a trustworthy and conscientious team behind you, with quality clients to work for, where you can give feedback and vice versa.
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