Posts Tagged ‘Social impact’

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Design made me a Trash Bag

Setting up Ilk Media was an eye opening experience. It made me recognise what I was uncomfortable with. At the time I had identified client based work as a factor I could do without. It is amazing how perceptions shift over time. I find it ironic that I believed clients to be the problem, considering […]

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It’s all about the clients

I completed my undergraduate studies in 2003. Fresh out of university, I felt prepared and ready to face a professional career. I was pretty confident that I knew what I needed to do to be a ‘good designer’. It was clearly about the clients that I would take on and the type of work I […]

Siddhi in front of her home

Photos can tell better stories

This post is part of a series of personal reflections where I look back on past experiences to examine  my perception of good design. 1999: Sri Lanka Interactive Media Group What I was doing: My interest in visual communication had increased to the point where I decided to take it more seriously. I wasn’t sure what direction […]


A youth worker with a camera

This post is part of a series of personal reflections where I look back on past experiences to examine  my perception of good design. 1996: Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre – Youth Worker What I was doing: I was a social worker for a number of years before studying and practicing design. Even without the professional training, I […]

What is good design?

5 steps to being a good designer

I was a social worker for a good five years before I entered the design profession. As a matter of fact, it was the use of visual communication as part of my work, that sparked my interest in design. We used photography to explore the impact of alcohol for young people; ran video workshops, through […]