In Year 4 my foxtrot came third in ‘Dance Fever’, Queensland’s annual ballroom dancing competition.
I thought, “This is it, my career is decided.” I would be a ballroom dancer. It would be amazing. Never mind the painstaking practice routines and all that stuff. All I knew was I would wear flashy dresses covered in sequins and fun high heels. I see now the shoes were the main selling point (I had a whole lot of shoe design ideas). It wasn’t long before the appeal of competitive dancing dulled, and I decided being a shoe designer was my true calling.
Fast forward a few years on, mum knew there was no way in hell I was going to follow her or my sister’s footsteps into a nursing career. She didn’t want me to be the poor struggling artist l was dreaming of becoming, so she dragged me to a career expo. At the expo, we came across the Design College Australia booth. After being wooed with the dream of drawing and designing for a living, I was sold.
Today in my spare time I like to make stuff. I’ve dabbled in ceramics, sewing, collage, water colours and polymer clay. Most recently, I’ve designed and sewn a range of leather bags, keyrings and earrings for a pop-up store called Future = Female.
My dream is to live on a hobby farm with a tonne of golden retrievers, chickens, a few cows, probably a llama and a big shed where I can make stuff all day and night.
Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication
Illustration and choosing banging playlists for the studio
Sour beers, whisky sours, old fashions or scotch
Hitting all the notes in Boy George’s ‘Karma Chameleon’ on SingStar