Born in Perth/WA in 1997, I finished high school in 2014 with an achievement award in Art. Screen printing has been part of my life since I was born, as my dad started his business that same year. I have worked for my dad during school holidays and have learned a lot about all aspects of the craft. There is a lot of creative talent in my family which has been very inspiring throughout my life.
With university years ahead of me I have been thinking of a way to support myself. Combining my love of art and my basic knowledge of screen
printing was the obvious answer and an easy decision to make. My first step into self employment was to design a small range of trendy calico bags which I hand-print in my dad's workshop. For the future I am hoping to expand my range to homewares and clothing.
How long have you been making your bags?
I started designing and printing calico bags in September 2014.
How did you get started?
I used to work in my Dad’s screen printing business during school holidays and I always felt that I
wanted to design and handprint my own range.
What is your greatest inspiration?
My inspiration comes from the world around me and from the creativity in my family.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
The greatest challenge about operating my own business is to be disciplined and organized as well as offering the best possible customer service.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
The best thing about owning my own business is that I get to live one of my dreams and can take on challenges in the world of market competition. The positive feedback I receive from customers is very
rewarding and encourages me to peruse my passion for creating art.