I completed my first design degree in Fashion and Textiles with a sub-major in Photography in 2003. This laid the down the foundations for my understanding of design principles, sense of aesthetic and ability to communicate design ideas through illustrations and graphic presentation. I then went on to work as an assistant to several photographers and producing graphics for several companies, further developing my skills as a designer as well as my work ethic and professionalism.
My Honours thesis explored film, music and fashion as creative industries within popular culture, questioning why predictable, formula based products were prevalent and lucrative. This Honours major project focused on innovation, specifically using innovative textile, shaping and fastening solutions to creatively address the form and function of a fashion range.