1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a day job? Hobbies?
I'm a lady with many interests, which I have turned into multiple businesses. I'm the owner of event stationery brand September Creative, travelling botanical market The Plant Market, spiced beverage account Chai or Die, I'm one half of horror movie review podcast Bitch Run! and I'm about to launch my creative studio, which will focus on branding and textile design. I have a part time day job as the art director of a Brisbane entertainment precinct and I love hobbies! Any chance to play creatively :) Right now, I'm learning to weave on a vintage loom and my weekends been filled with a whole lot of pom poms.
2. When did you start designing and where do you draw inspiration from?
I started on my art and design path from a very young age and studied design straight out of high school. I left the small town I grew up in and started my university studies in communication design, marketing and art history. Obsessed with the natural world since I was a child, creating art and design that leaned into these influences was a pretty obvious step for me. I draw inspiration from almost everything. The form of a building from outside my window, the shape of a flower at a market or the colour of a bug seen on an afternoon walk. If I'm ever stuck for inspiration, I'll go for a walk in a garden, read a book or head to a plant nursery.
3. Do you collaborate with other creatives often? What’s your favourite things about collaborating?
I love collaborating with other creatives! I collaborate with cake makers, stylists, photographers and florists quite often. I think the key to collaborating is to work with someone who has complimentary skills to yours. I love hearing another point of a view on the same subject, as not everyone has the same life experiences, which means we view the same things in different ways. It's fascinating and so so fun!
4. What's your favourite piece from the collection?
Oooh don't make me choose! I love them all! I think the dress has to be my fave.
5. Top 3 things to see/eat/do in Brisbane.
There's so much to do in this beautiful city! I'll try and narrow it down :)
See - GoMA and QAG has the most beautiful exhibits and the spaces are works of art in themselves. Check them out during the week, if you want to avoid the crowds.
Eat - Nodo. Hands down. A breakfast donut and milk chocolate mocha are my go-to!
Do - Outdoor markets of all kinds! I love wandering a flea market for forgotten treasures or picking up a new plant for my collection.