I completed a diploma in Graphic Design in 2014. The following year I began a degree in Natural History Illustration (scientific illustration) at the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2018.
During this time I also took a course in children’s book design and illustration at Pumphouse Design School, Newcastle, and with these specialised skills, I began work as a freelance designer and illustrator.
Having a background in design for print and illustrating for print, I am in a relatively unique position of being able to manage a broad range of creative projects from conception to finish.
I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to produce informative signage illustrations and design for archaeological companies, non-fiction historical book illustrations, botanical illustrations, book design for catalogues, novels, biographies, e-publishing and more.
While I specialise in book design and illustration, I can put my skills to good use with other creative projects too, so feel free to contact me with your project proposals.
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LinkedIn Learning, ongoing
Ebook Foundations, 2022
Designing a Book by Nigel French, 2022
Adobe XD for Designers, 2022
UX Foundations: Interaction Design, 2022
UX Design with Chris Nodder, 2022
Planning a Career in User Experience, 2021
Getting Started in User Experience, October 2019
Bachelor of Natural History Illustration, 2017 to 2019
University of Newcastle
Human anatomy studies
Animal anatomy studies
Botanical illustration studies
Infographic and informational imagery design
Designing a Children’s Book, Pumphouse Design School, 2016
Australian Book Design Industry standards
Advanced layout design
Children’s Book Industry standards (Australia)
Diploma in Graphic Design,
2012 to 2015
Adobe Creative Suite
(Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
Constantly updating skills via online tutorials from LinkedIn Learning and Adobe subscription services.
Digital drawing and painting (Photoshop with Wacom)
Traditional drawing skills
Traditional graphite and coloured pencil
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
(Vice president until 2022), ongoing general member
KidLitVic Conference, 2019, 2021
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference, 2018
BIOMES Newcastle Museum, 2022
Watercolour botanical illustration accepted into the Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2017.
Graphite botanical illustration accepted into the Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 2017.