TGDS Graduate Cherise

A Gold Coast based abstract artist, graphic designer & web designer/developer! Cherise now runs her own design company Joelle Studio, while enjoying beach days, chai tea, travelling and a good margi!

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Hey Cherise! Tell us a bit about you.

I am a Gold Coast-based, abstract artist, graphic designer and web designer/developer! After studying Mass Communications, I began my career working as a copywriter, which left me working heavily on websites uploading and creating content. It fuelled my love of design, which is what made me decide to study! Later, I decided to start Joelle Studio because I was tired of seeing the same clinical websites online; I wanted to bring a creative and magazine-like feel to the digital world. My work in social media and influencer relations, as well as teaching, gives me a holistic outlook on design and a point of difference.

These are a few of my favourite things…

  • Vinyasa yoga + Pilates
  • Painting in full colour on canvas
  • Beach days and being in nature
  • Chai tea
  • Travelling - as often as I can
  • A good margi
  • Dancing (fun fact: I was a ballet dancer from when I was 3 until I was 18 years old!)

Cherise Vecchio - Personal Identity Design

What are you up to in the design world at the moment?

Running a design agency and creating work as a visual artist!

What is your favourite part of the design process?

Starting! I love the beginning of the design process where you get to brainstorm and be creative. I also love bringing together the presentation of my work to clients. This is a super visual way to show them all the love and attention to detail that has been put into creating the designs.

You were really into all sorts of design disciplines at TGDS, branding, campaigning and even packaging.
Have you a fav?

Branding for sure!! I love creating meaning behind brands, and knowing it will be a representation of their brand forever, is such an incredible responsibility that I am so proud to be a part of.

Natalie Nutritionist - Corporate Identity Design

What did you love most about studying design?

I loved learning about the history of design, this was an incredible way to begin the course. I also loved learning about colour theory, it’s so amazing how different colours when next to each other can look so different. This was an incredible module!

Tell us anything you would like to about your featured works.

I think my featured works really showcase my design style - a mix of the soft feminine, with a bold edge.

What or who inspired you to be a designer?

I have always loved all things design, I initially wanted to be in the world of fashion and signed up to study it, but at the last minute I changed my mind and went into Mass Communications because I thought it was a better “career choice”. The funny thing is, now my career has gone pretty much full circle and I am back in the design world, aside from what I “thought” would be the best pathway & what society told me! I have always loved art and creating, and when I realised that there was a job that could combine my two loves, I knew it was for me!

Rizen - Package Design

Tanouk - Corporate Campaign

Cherise - Personal Identitity

“Design is such a fun world to be part of and I feel that this program really allowed me to sink my teeth into the different aspects of design.”

What would you say to someone about to embark on their own journey in design?

Don’t put too much pressure on finding your “design style”. Just create as much as you can and eventually, you will find a style that really resonates and represents you as a designer. Let it come naturally and with time!

The Change - Layout Design

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