It has been a childhood interest since I started school with a passion to draw and construct products with various materials to create something with originality and uniqueness. I had a fascination with colouring, drawing, sewing and the Lego blocks. Every chance I had I would occupy myself with one of these activities. At the start of high school, I was enthusiastic to include Visual Arts and Design and Technology as my two major choices of subjects. From the interesting and challenging work I had completed with different art and design forms which I studied for 6 years, made it clear that I was going to pursue this interest into a career. The decision of becoming an Industrial Designer was influenced when it came to designing my Major Design Project in Year 12.
I created a multi functional furniture piece. I developed and constructed an innovative and original design for a particular need focussing on my interest in the function and purpose of the design. The idea of creating and making a product that is different to existing projects out in the market, compelled me to complete it professionally and successfully whilst underpinning all the knowledge of the design process, through the initial stages of a design brief and identification of a need to the understanding of materials, processes and impacts on the design, to using sophisticated software and machinery, to employ a final product. Through this ambition I gained a band 6 in the Design and Technology subject.
Through this development it was obvious I needed to further my passion of Product Design at university. I chose the University of New South Wales as my learning area, as I attended the Industrial Design information day and read the course outline for Industrial Design at UNSW and was impressed. I found it to be interesting and challenging. This course would suit my ambition to be a product designer. Also living close to the university was an advantage and convenient with minimal travel time involved. I thought I could spend longer hours at the uni to do individual and group work, and also take advantage of the facilities available without worrying about travelling time.
In the future I see myself as a Product Designer dedicated and motivated to do my job at a professional level, reflecting my interest and passion for Industrial Design. I would like to venture into the product and furniture design area, producing items with elements of simplicity, a hint of complexity and beauty in design. I aspire to make the world a better place with functional designs.