Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.
I’m a graphic designer and illustrator at Bigfish, but my role can shift depending on the project. There are times when I might take on an art director role, or create social content. I also dabble in animation.
It’s hard – when my family asks what I do and I answer “graphic designer”, they stare at me with blank faces. So I try to clarify with “oh, you know, I make collateral” – which doesn’t help!
At Bigfish we focus on web design, content creation, animation, illustration and video production, and have a nice balance of arts and corporate clients. I love that everyone on the team has their principal role –and then all of these hidden talents.
Yeah, I can never explain what we do to people either! We design things, create some insanely advanced web platforms, tell lots of stories and try to make everything interesting and beautiful. My Dad still thinks I lay out brochures.
I’m a graphic designer but have been focusing a lot on photography and web UX design of late. I like that design allows us to swim around in different disciplines and try out new skills. For BIGSOUND – a music festival in Brisbane that Bigfish recently rebranded – I was brand designer, website designer, gig photographer and social assets animator so it’s been a nice job to really stretch out on.