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I'm a Melbourne-based creator of stories and designs. I've had work published in a number of anthologies, won the Alan Marshall Award, claimed a place as an AMP Tomorrow Maker, and independently published five novels. This involved producing cover mock-ups, promotional material and website content whilst building an author brand.

My Bachelor of Film and Television at Deakin University has led me to work for companies such as Network Ten, Raygun and Cozalive Media + Communication in art department and producing roles.

When I'm not writing, I work in a bookshop and run a small business, Flaming Fiction - candles and diffusers inspired by fictional realms. The products are hand-poured and designed by me. An extension of this endeavour was the marketing required to promote the launch of each collection.

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ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS
  • Adobe Suite

  • Final Cut Pro

  • E-Commerce Development

  • (Shopify, Etsy, Wix, Amazon)

  • Creative Writing & Copywriting

  • Social Media Management

  • Content Editing

  • Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

  • Self-Publishing (5 novels)

  • Small Business Development/Growth

  • Guest Speaking/Mentoring

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2014-2016 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) Deakin University

  • 2013 Victorian Certificate of Education (ATAR score of 96) Nunawading Christian College (School Captain/Dux)

EXPERIENCE

  • Independent Online Publisher & Marketer E-Commerce Owner – Flaming Fiction Candles Producer / Executive Assistant – Cozalive Media + Communication

  • Novelist

  • Bookseller

  • Art Department Assistant – The Wrong Girl (Channel 10)

  • Art Department Assistant – Midnight Zero

  • Content Producer / Social Media Management – H.S.T.

  • Costume Designer / Production Design Assistant – Quanta (feature film)

  • Writer & Producer – Iced Coffee (Short Film) Nominated for Best Film at Deakin’s Visionaire

  • Camera Operator – She TV Awards Night Videographer / Social Media Management – GTR Events

  • Camera Operator / Logo Design / Editor – Pilotbird Productions

  • Camera Operator / Editor – Claire (Documentary)

  • Best Boy / Crew – The Hook (Deakin TV)

  • Production Assistant – Channel Ten (Work Experience)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Opalessence – Novel

  • Corner – Novel

  • Luminessence (Book Two: The Essence Chronicles) – Novel

  • Thorne (The Essence Chronicles)
    – Prequel Novella

  • Essence (Book One: The Essence Chronicles) – Novel

  • On First Looking – Poetry Anthology
    (When Light Leaves Before Night, Too Young & The Same Cloth)

  • Tattoo: A Themed Anthology (Bowen Street Press) – That Design Was Not Mine

  • Ghost Stories: A Zimbell House Anthology – Peace of Cake

  • All These Presences – Poetry Anthology (Knots & The Sound Review)

AWARDS

  • Alan Marshall Short Story Local Award 2018 - 'With or Without Us'

  • AMP Tomorrow Maker's Grant

OTHER WORK

  • QBD Books (Doncaster)

  • Café Gateaux (Canterbury)

  • Typo (Glen Waverly)

  • TGI Fridays (Doncaster)

  • Coffee Hit (Doncaster)

PROJECT: FLAMING FICTION

FLAMES FROM YOUR FAVOURITE FICTIONAL WORLDS.

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BRAND

Flaming Fiction aims to resonate with book lovers, avid readers and excitable fandoms, providing a senses-enhanced experience related to the worlds and characters they love.

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LOGO

The Flaming Fiction logo was designed after careful examination of similar brands - bookish candles, subscription boxes, and merchandise. I examined the common elements, finding that organic lines and whimsical curves were circulating more than the clean, geometric style of mainstream candle brands.

I aimed to create a logo that would include the brand name but be easily recognisable at a glance, or as an Instagram profile image.

LABELS

Unlike the monochromatic, minimalist style of most recognisable candle brands, bookish candles at the time Flaming Fiction launched often utilised a more colourful palette with busy designs reflective of the worlds they represented. I was primarily aiming to evoke a suitable mood while the candle was closed or open - a label for the lid and side - offering an immediate feeling of connection to the relevant worlds, characters, or writers.

The images below are categorised by collection title. They were used across product listings, advertisements,

and social media platforms.

THE SPELLBOUND COLLECTION

Inspired by the Wizarding World, the designs were created to match the aesthetic of the world and its specific settings and spaces. Each label carefully compliments its theme, some more closely than others.

THE WORLD-BUILDER COLLECTION

Inspired by renowned authors past and present, this collection strove to be as specific in colour and style as the writing of the authors it represented. Quotes were incorporated into the side labels.