My name is Brie and I’m a textile
graphic designer for Mambo. I was originally working in corporate graphic design and my own illustrations on the side and I kind of combined those
two and found the job at Mambo perfect for my skill set. My day-to-day really involves actually getting stock into the art, so I do a lot of hand illustrations and typography pieces for t-shirts and singlets. I then scan it into the computer and then I put it into Photoshop or Illustrator and really deconstructing the hand drawn elements that I’ve drawn and putting them together to make a pattern that can be printed on fabric. I think the skills needed to be a good graphic designer is knowing the rules. I really believe that knowing the graphic design rules is important and then you know that you’re able to challenge them and work on your own creative license with them. After I’ve done a piece of art, it’s then sent off to the heads of design, a massive role for them is to continually challenge and inspire and bring out your own individual strengths, as well as those around you. When you’re doing something you love, your continually striving to be the best in your field that you can be. I love it!