You will never influence the work by trying to be like it

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it – artist unknown

You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.

Seeing yourself as unique can be tricky in the internet age, everywhere you look you can see astounding creativity and mind-blowing skills. I like this motivational poster (unfortunately I don’t know who designed it 😦 ) because it motivates me to take a step back and think about what makes me different from everyone else… I also love the typography! 😀

Paper Cutting, Health Prospectus Cover

Paper Cutting, Health Prospectus Cover

The entire model is made from cut paper with symbolism relevant to the health faculty. It is a combination of hand cut and machine cut paper, mounted on foam core. The model was designed digitally and the look was approved … Continue reading

My paper cutting work on ‘Real Choices’ cover art

My paper cutting work on ‘Real Choices’ cover art

This was my first major work in paper cutting. It is crafted for use on a publication by a Queensland University (QUT). The entire model is made from cut paper. A combination of hand cut and machine cut paper. The … Continue reading

Why I love paper

where do I start? I love paper!

I am a print designer entering the age of digital and I feel so excited to be venturing into the stratosphere of technology and learning a plethora of new skills. However! I cannot help but feel that so much is lost by viewing our universe on an illuminated monitor – the texture, the smell, the taste, the tangibility that is denying our other senses.. That which makes it ‘real’. Ironically I end up writing a blog made up of many thousands of bytes, and many millions of pixels brought to you by the power on wireless signal transmitting in the ether… Confusing much?

In this blog I hope to explore the richness and luxury that is paper, how it is used, how it is made and also investigate my own fascination with the material and how it can be manipulated to achieve various results.