Adv. Dip Electronic Design and Interactive Media, RMIT
Dip. App. Arts in Fashion - Custom Design, CIT
(Graduating Student of the Year, Institute Medal Winner)
8th Grade Violin 6th Grade Musicianship





"The Garden of Moon" - Writer, Illustrator 2012
The Garden of Moon is a dramatic fable of jealously, redemption and restoration telling the story of how stars came to be.
1st place in Children's & Young Adult Writing and Illustrating Contest
CYA Later, Alligator Children's & Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference 2010
Illustrated Picture Books and Graphic Novels Category 2010.

The Minyma Kutjara Art Centre - Manager 2012
Currently managing indigenous art centre in remote Western Australia be.
http://minymakutjara.blogspot.com.au/

ASA Bologna Project 2011
Selected by the Australian Society of Authors for the Australian submission to the 2011 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition.

The Style File 2010 - 2012
Selected for The Style File which showcases the work of Australia's most talented book illustrators.

"King Jerome & his Ceramic Throne" - Writer, Illustrator 2009
“King Jerome imagines wild beasts and unwanted enemies are endangering his castle.
But are his enemires REALLY something to be frightened of and who REALLY wants a go on his throne.”
A children’s picture book using photographs and ilustrations to depict the imaginings of a ten year
old boy as he hogs the family toilet.
Commended in Children´┐Żs & Young Adult Writing and Illustrating Contest
CYA Later, Alligator Children's & Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference 2009
Illustrated Picture Books and Graphic Novels Category 2009.

"Points of Contact" - Illustrator 2009
Illustrated poetry book telling of a woman’s struggle with cancer and the friends and angels along the journey.
Handmade book exhibited as part of The Cancer Council of Victoria Art Awards 2009.

The Factory Community Centre, Waterloo, Sydney - Communtiy Artist/Graphic Designer 2003- 2010
• Devised key publications and promotional materials, including developing and designing The Factory
website.
• Designed and created: “The Factory Community Centre Book - Celebrating 30 years Working for Waterloo”,
a 60 page archival visual diary.
• Guest speaker and workshop coordinator at “Mind Ya Arts - The Art of Community Engagement”
Conference, Waterloo, April 2008.

 "The Story Factory", Waterloo Library - Curator 2008
Supported by the City of Sydney and hosted by the Waterloo Library, an exhibition of 30 years of community
storytelling in Waterloo, featuring “Good Dog Bad Dog” and “The Factory Book.”

"My Granny" - Director 2008
A Short Film Documentary filmed for The Cancer Council of Victoria Arts Awards.
Screenings: Caught Short Tap Gallery

"The Let the Dog Out Project" - Project Coordinator/Animator/Editor 2007
Funded by The Lord Mayor’s Salary Trust and commisioned by the The Factory Community Centre, Waterloo.
Wrote and coordinated a ten week animation and storytelling program for five to six year olds at Our Lady
of Mt Carmel (Waterloo), culminating in a three minute animated film and a children’ s picture book,
“Good Dog Bad Dog”.
Screenings: Singapore International Festival for Children & Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival, 2009
Los Angeles International Children‘s Film Festival United States, October 2008
Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids Geelong, Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney Opera House 2008
The Cana Cafe, Redfern 2007

"Kids on Film Project", Nth East England - Post Production/Chief Editor/Graphic Designer 2005-2007
“The Kids on Film Project” was a community cultural development film project involving 20 schools and
2000 children across England's Northeast.
Screenings: The North East Children & Young People’s Anti-Bullying Conference, Newcastle UK 2006
The National Anti-Bullying Week, Durham UK & The Royal Television Society Video Showcase,
Newcastle UK 2006
Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids, Melbourne 2008.


“The True Life Story of St John Boste”, Esh Winning, UK - Artist in Residence 2006
Artist in Residence at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Primary School, running workshops in animation
techniques and production for years 4-6 students.
Culminated in screening and DVD launch as part of end of year school celebrations.

"Beyond The Fence" - Writer/Illustrator 2004
Children's storybook adapted into a dramatised visual theatre piece.
Performed by primary school students from the Alexandria Park Community School, Waterloo.
Selected to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific Festival of Children's Theatre in Toyama, Japan.
Handmade storybook loaned to Queensland University Press for exhibition of handmade books, 2000.

"The Collector" - Director, Producer, Animator, Camera 2003
3 minute short film using 3d animation and video.
The story of an old gravedigger obsessed with death and dying.
Screenings: St Kilda Film Festival, "In the Realm of the Senses" and "Upstart" Film Festivals.

Giant Vision, Melbourne, VIC 1998
Developed costume and character design for "From the Ramada Room", a Children's television show.

"How we Scared the Scarecrow" - Production Designer 1998
Performed by the Noisy Friarbirds Performance Group, ACT (a theatre company of physically handicapped teenagers) at the "Toyama World Festival of Children's Theatre", Japan 2000; Horsham Awakings Festival, Vic; and the Burning Boards Festival and Fair in Square Christmas Festival, ACT.
Designed and illustrated children's storybook of production

Canberra Institute of Technology - Dip. of App. Arts in Fashion, Custom Design 1997 (final year)
"Extraordinary costumes for extraordinary people at ordinary occassions"
Six eccentics aged 50 -70 years were the inspiration behind a range a garments developed
from six months of researching their histories and characters, culminating in them taking
to the catwalk for CIT's Annual Fashion Parade

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