A bit about me

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Hi, I’m Rae, a freelance graphic design and communications specialist with over 15 years experience, located in Cairns. I am skilled in print and web design, website content management, corporate identity and branding, marketing campaigns, corporate communications and event design and coordination.

I am available for a wide variety of creative projects remotely or onsite. Please email me for a quote at rae@2brightcreative.net.

Background

I’ve been working in the communications area longer than I care to admit, after I fell into desktop publishing after finishing my undergraduate degree in the mid 1990s. Desktop publishing seemed like a bit of a strange turn for me, considering I had never done anything like it before, but I was sick of writing after completing my English thesis and I needed to do some work that would pay the rent.

Luckily for me, I found I love graphic design and layout, and since those early days I’ve worked in a wide variety of industries, from legal and trade publishing, academic organisations, magazines and state government. I also worked in London for a few months as a copywriter on a daily newspaper, before heading off on the traditional Australian rite of passage – backpacking through Europe.

On my return to Sydney, I was employed for several rewarding years as Publication Editor for Money Magazine, managing the production and pre-press process, as well as designing page layouts and writing my own monthly column on environmental ways to save money.

From there I moved to the government sector, working in graphic design and corporate communication roles within the NSW Department of Health. More recently, I provided communications support for NSW Department of Education’s change management program, using a variety of online, print and multimedia channels. The public sector offers challenges that are different to the private sector, and I find working in these roles rewarding and interesting.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English from University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Integrated Communication from University of Technology, Sydney.

Welcome to my portfolio, I hope you enjoy browsing it as much as I have had creating it.

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