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27 Oct 2013
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Anna van Gorp

I’m a lover of simplicity, pastel colours and illustration. I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer with a passion for magazine layout and boutique digital pattern design. To become inspired, I reflect on my life so far and dream about where I want to be in the future. My creativity is stemmed from my love of making things look pretty, from colour to typography, or using glitter and shapes. My spare time consists of creating different shapes and illustrations, and using simplistic techniques to join these together to produce original patterns. These patterns best represent me as a designer; by the way they draw things from particular moments in my life which have made an impact on me and the way I design. I love creating subtle designs, by this I’m referring to the use of white space and minimal text – I feel that less is more when it comes to successful design. I’m excited for what the future holds and constantly dream of where I want to be, even though this is unpredictable I will always be a dreamer, a lover of simplicity, pastel colours and illustration, have a passion for photography, graphic design, digital illustration and making things look pretty.

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27 Oct 2013
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Adele Smith

As a designer I believe in following my gut instinct and allowing this to guide my process. I strive to push the boundaries of what is understood, as I believe it is critical and innovative thinking that allows for creative solutions.

My Designs follow a phenomenological approach, by exploring sensory experiences through the implementation of touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. The idea of the interior space as an immersive experience allows the engagement of light, surface, materiality and auditory elements to be integrated into a whole designed environment. This approach is further expanded by my interest in human psychology and how spaces can affect people emotionally, physically and mentally.

I enjoy utilising mixed media, digital and hand rendering techniques to communicate my ideas as they help evoke the emotive qualities of a concept. Through the evolution of my design process, I prefer to use more natural and raw materials, the connotations or hidden meaning of these materials are what drives my decision; what do they remind you of? How do they make you feel? This is important to me when creating a feeling or theme for a space.

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27 Oct 2013
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Vincent Egan

As a designer I am a storyteller. I am the type of person that constantly seeks out, creates and entertains new ideas. The ix trove, which is my design home, is a metaphor for this. It is based around an abstract tale of creative, godlike creatures that will infinitely appear spontaneously throughout the universe and create things with the will of their minds. These creatures are called “ix”. The ix were created by the birth  of an entity that has given itself the impossible task of re-discovering all of the ix that exist and will exist for all of eternity. It is known as the Vault. The Vaults birth set into place a chain reaction of creation, that will continue to multiply creation at an exponential rate. This tale speaks of creating infinitely.

This is a metaphor for my design thinking.

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27 Oct 2013
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Bryce Holtshousen

As a designer with a background in film production and theatre design, I have developed a series of specific skills that I have carried over into the creation of my current design projects.

For me, there has to be mutual respect between the client and the designer; without it the relationship will collapse from the beginning. 

I believe that the pre-production phase of any project is integral to a successful outcome. This, combined with my high level of dedication to research and organization allows me creative freedom further along in the process.

I feel that the smallest details can make the biggest difference when it comes to my design. I present myself in a straightforward and down to earth manner and respect honesty in others.

I have a family who I greatly enjoy spending time with. I firmly believe in hard work that benefits the client, myself as a designer and those close to me.

I am a designer. I have always been one.  No matter what format I work in I will always be one.

I find inspiration in my environment and my interactions with other people, and I relish the opportunity to inspire and motivate others.

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27 Oct 2013
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Ryan Achten

My design work I look to provide the best design outcome to an issue through thorough functional and conceptual exploration. This practice frequently leads me to experiment heavily with an array of mediums and processes (both analogue and digital), which are combined for unique results.

Another aspect of my design approach is deconstructing components to be rebuilt in more effective formats. This is undertaken from the initial brief for clearer understanding of my client’s needs as well as throughout the creative process. This concept of reconstruction within my design methods opens room for serendipity – an element I recurrently introduce into my more personal work.

I enjoy working hard and creatively to produce results that both reflect this mentality as well as reaching or surpassing my clients’ standards. This do-what-it-takes attitude is one that I employ on every project I undertake, despite how small it may seem. The jobs I enjoy the most are those that are challenging on some level. These tend to offer the opportunity to learn or expand upon skill-sets, which I relish and strive to provide an effective solution to any given issue.

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27 Oct 2013
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Sarah Walker

As a young communication designer, my design style and processes are constantly developing as I learn new skills and techniques. I have a thirst for learning new things, and continually aim to develop my skills as a designer. Inspiration fuels my creativity and my passion to design. I gather my inspiration from my experiences, my surroundings, my passions and my imagination. Over the past three years I have enjoyed exercising my creativity in many different areas of design, however graphic design and photography have become my main passion. As a designer I aim to create beautiful, original outcomes. I believe beautiful designs with positive messages have the power to evoke happiness and enjoyment in people, which is a very special power to have as a designer. I think of my design style as neat and structured meets quirky and fun. My design style strongly reflects my personal style and personality. I appreciate a well put together colour palette, a clean structured layout, and a creatively communicated story. I strongly believe it’s the little things that make a big difference, and therefore apply this philosophy to all of my designs. I enjoy thinking outside the square, and consider an important step in my design process to be towards the end, where I consider what I could add to my design to give the finished outcome that extra sparkle. I value the opportunities that come with a new brief, the moment you realise you have the answer, and the rewarding feeling that comes with a successful finished design outcome.


Models:

Model: Jarrod Walsh

Model: Tamzin Motion

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27 Oct 2013
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Julia Frame

After completing a Bachelor of Art History & Education I soon discovered my need to be the creator of beautiful things. I love to combine a little of the past with the present and find that using a mix of handcrafted and digital techniques result in the unique. A place where my hand as the maker can be seen. I begin designing for textiles with pen and paper before bringing it to the computer and finally using screen-printing as a method to produce. This design process allows me to keep closely involved in my designs and making each print a little bit special. I like the idea of one-off and limited edition works and enjoy using what is available here in New Zealand. I don’t imagine my future designs being made anywhere else in the world. When designing prints and patterns I not only think of colours, layers and fabrics but for them to be used for variety of applications. For instance my textile collection ‘Keepsake’ has a strong application in both home wares and fashion, from cushions to blouses you decide.

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27 Oct 2013
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Annah Taggart

I am a creative. I grew up forever drawing, painting and creating. But I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. All of the other kids wanted to be doctors, teachers or vets. I would go along and say the same until I had my first graphic design class at high school and ever since then I knew what I wanted to do. Since then I have continued drawing, painting and creating but now as a graphic designer and illustrator.

My style is young, playful and different. I love working with colour, texture and experimenting with a range of different mediums. I am a mixture made up for my past and present surroundings of art, craft and design. I am inspired by hand drawn elements that are expressive and experimental, moving away from slick clean modern design. Big ideas, brainstorming and organising are an important part of my process. I encourage trying the new and thinking outside of the normal to create work that is fun and exiting for all viewers.

 

annah_taggart


27 Oct 2013
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Jarrod McCutcheon

The art of Storytelling is crucial. Everything and anything can tell a story that will captivate, enchant and inspire. I have always spent my spare time reading, conversing, watching movies, playing video games and drawing. I believe this is where some of the imagery I use and my love for storytelling draw their roots. As a graphic designer and illustrator I have the ability to weave my clients story through captivating visuals. I also enjoy giving people the opportunity to craft their own stories when they view my work. Twisted illustrative, monster like, characters usually take center stage in my work. These creatures tend to be relevant with todays pop culture and also project aspects of my own personality. Playful, emotive and cheeky they spill into my designs. I enjoy actively staying in tune with current trends in all aspects of design, whilst borrowing and adapting elements from past subcultures. Whilst the majority of my work is whimsical and at times eccentric, I also enjoy taking on the challenge of telling other ‘genres’ of stories. I have an array of styles and techniques I can call upon when taking on certain briefs and clients. I enjoy being able to fulfill the client’s needs but also adapting projects into something that I actively enjoy doing. When I can lose myself in a project the work seems effortless and I believe my enjoyment is displayed in the final outcomes for all to see.

jarrod_mccutcheon


27 Oct 2013
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Georgia Ferguson

As a young designer I am living through this idea constantly forcing myself to develop new ideas using innovative fabrics and unconventional silhouettes. I want my designs to surprise. I want them to create excitement, inspire creativity and force down my own barriers. I want my designs to stand alone, to be examples and honour pure creativity and organic craftsmanship. I want to recycle and recreate conventional concepts of design. Every collection, every idea is inspired by different elements of the world around me. I cannot limit myself to one defined inspiration, but find that every idea leads to a new one. I gain innovation and excitement from creation and recreation of abandoned techniques. As I move on to the next part of the future, this motivation drives me to follow my own, individual conception of fashion design.

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27 Oct 2013
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Hannah Heslop

I like experimenting with unexpected textiles in hand knitting, combining traditional handcrafts with unexpected elements of glamour, pop culture and tribal-inspired fashion. I aim to create excitement through contrasting textures, colours and sparkle, creating dramatic clothing to be worn with confidence and a sense of fun.

My latest collection ‘Freaky Princess, Ocean Goddess’ has been inspired by nature: specifically, the view of the ocean from the shore. From my experience of spending time at the beach, I’ve come to notice and appreciate the way in which the ocean and sky reflect off each other, in a way that creates dramatic shine and sparkle intertwining dark blues, dark greens, light blues and aqua green from the water with shades of gold from the sun. I have used a combination of knitting, sequinning and embroidery to create a collection that is both visually and texturally appealing, blending chunky, smooth, shiny and matte.

“If it shines I must have it, if it shines I must wear it, if it shines put something shiny with it”-Hannah Louise

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27 Oct 2013
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Alice McKay

Fashion design is a vehicle in which I can present my visual thoughts as a three dimensional reality. My design philosophy parallels that of Kate Phelan, Topshop creative director that is keeping it real and keeping it desirable. I design clothing that encourages interaction between the garment and the wearer. Creating a high visual impact gives the design a phenomenological aspect which includes an onlooker in the experience of the garment. The design process commences with the wearer in mind. There must be a clear reason for each piece to be created and a question posed as to why the consumer should buy the garment. The beauty in my work abounds from an array of inspirational sources which allows discovery to happen, letting the draping of fabric inform the final outcome. “The challenge for me is not to expect the unexpected, but to celebrate it”- George Rodrigue, artist. Colour and texture are critical considerations whilst using simple silhouettes that make sense to the wearer. I believe fashion sustainability is the only way forward in today’s competitive market; therefore purpose of the garment is the first and last element of the design process considered. If I have created clothing that has evoked intrigue and purpose for the wearer and the result is happiness, then I have succeeded in my role as a fashion designer.

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27 Oct 2013
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Courtney Wills

My youth colours my design

My childhood and imagination shape my work as a Spatial Designer. I bring an element of fun and excitement to my design. This allows for me to imprint my individual design style into each project. I am fascinated by the tiniest things, and appreciate detail. This is reflected in my work, which contains a mix of unique elements and added detail to the usually forgotten surfaces.

If its not memorable, its not enough It is important for me to create a memorable experience within a space, to include interactive components and play on bold use of colour. The connection between people and place is often undermined. Therefore creating a space which allows a sense of belonging and attachment is key. You need to consider all points and factors of design and understand the shared community that will host the area.

 

Courtney_wills


27 Oct 2013
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Aaron McMillan

As a designer I believe in following my gut instinct and allowing this to guide my process. I strive to push the boundaries of what is understood, as I believe it is critical and innovative thinking that allows for creative solutions.

My Designs follow a phenomenological approach, by exploring sensory experiences through the implementation of touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. The idea of the interior space as an immersive experience allows the engagement of light, surface, materiality and auditory elements to be integrated into a whole designed environment. This approach is further expanded by my interest in human psychology and how spaces can affect people emotionally, physically and mentally.

I enjoy utilising mixed media, digital and hand rendering techniques to communicate my ideas as they help evoke the emotive qualities of a concept. Through the evolution of my design process, I prefer to use more natural and raw materials, the connotations or hidden meaning of these materials are what drives my decision; what do they remind you of? How do they make you feel? This is important to me when creating a feeling or theme for a space. 

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27 Oct 2013
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Irene Florentina

I’m a turbo-nerd, I love unicorns and I never want to grow up. I encourage the uncomfortable and the unknown. My design style is sparkly and psychedelic and I use design to make myself happy. I always want to know more, do more and learn more. I’m very impatient so I move on quickly; I always find new things or ways to design.

Other inspirations for my designs come from collecting objects, images and ideas. I realise that children’s toys, dolls, ponies and dinosaurs have an aesthetic I relate to. The colours of the toys give me inspiration for the palette I use in my designs.

For me it is important to have passions and dreams and enjoy living them. It gives you freedom and a world of opportunities. Design for me is freedom because I feel like I can do and create anything. I create the things I want to see.

During my studies I developed a passion for animation and web design and this is what I want to do professionally. Digital design is very important to me. The computer can transform my vision into something physical. I enjoy creating glitch art and use the accidents that happen along the way to my advantage. Digital design inspires me to do great things. For the future I want to keep working in the design industry. Further down the road I would like to expand my horizon and learn different skills within the design field.

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