Introduction

“ Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

Marilyn Monroe .

This is the first post on my new blog, so stay tuned for more. It will not be specifically curated but instead an ongoing dialogue. The intention is to document my growth, experiments and thoughts as I navigate a Bachelor of Graphic Design over the next two years.

Some background…

I have a Bachelor of Animation and a Diploma of Multimedia, as well as years of experimenting, discovering who I am and what I enjoy through an extensive variety of creative mediums. Animation and character illustration is my base, I also enjoy children’s book illustration, acrylic and watercolour painting, 3D modelling, motion graphics and printmaking.

Self reflection and personal growth are important to me, as I believe understanding ourselves helps to understand the world and people around us. We can address issues, explore curiosities and impulses, and find some reassurance as we wander the twists and turns of our lives. Making mistakes, dealing with mental health, and learning to understand my value has been critical to becoming the person I am today.

Creative scientist?

I am embarking on a new journey in my tangled creative career and I am now in a place of accepting that part of my nature that is curious, adventurous and highly creative. A scientist attempts to understand and explain things according to their discipline. I attribute the term “creative scientist” to myself, purely to define the visual aspect of my discipline. Rather than dealing with chemical formulas, numbers, theories, etc; I am exploring my varied creative interests. The scientific aspect is that I am trying to understand why I like what I like, and explain so that I can replicate the process if necessary.

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