I have an eye for detail, I'm critical of my work and set a high standard for myself. I have strong technical skills, knowledge of Adobe software and I'm learning FontLab VI.Prior to studying design, I studied at Elam School of Fine Arts for two years where I was introduced to critical thinking. The critical thinking I had developed at Elam carried through to my design projects at Auckland University of Technology. I am most interested in the system behind a design - be it a typeface, brand or book. I try to avoid designing for aesthetics only and find that design without a concept is difficult to resolve. As students, we were constantly reminded of the importance of a strong idea, but having the skillset to execute an idea is as important as the idea itself.I think so much of my perspective is shaped by having lived in New Zealand my whole life. I have come to appreciate that unique position New Zealander's have. We're a diverse, caring bunch of people and I've had such a huge privilege to grow up here. I think that growing up in New Zealand has made me value generosity, and I want to make inviting work that people can engage with.I assume I'm a little older than most of the candidates for this internship - I'm 25 years old. Being more mature means I feel confident I'll be able to handle the stress of travel and cope with the challenges of moving around to different agencies. I have interned previously, my most rewarding internship was with Seachange Studio, where I worked closely with Creative directors Amanda Gaskin and Tim Donaldson. The small team meant that I was fortunate enough to gain insight into their work process and creative partnership.