Tell us a little bit about Melville Design and your role
I run my own business, Melville Design, which means I have quite a few different roles and hats to wear, but the main one being graphic and digital design. I’m Wellington-based and I work alongside and support SMEs, digital agencies, not-for-profits, and some Government agencies across NZ. I love supporting businesses and organisations doing cool stuff.
Why is IWD important to you?
I love IWD because it gives the opportunity to reflect and be inspired about how far we’ve come, but also to continue to look at what absolutely isn’t working and continue to shine a light on that.
When you were a young girl, what did you dream to be when you grew up?
I think I probably dreamed of being either an architect or an interior designer. I was obsessed with other people’s houses.
Who are some women that inspire you and why?
I recently read ‘Take Your Space’ by Jo Cribb and Rachel Petero and loved it. Jo Cribb co-founded ‘Mind the Gap’ and is doing an amazing job of shining a light on the gender pay gap, I see her pushing things along and I find that really inspiring.
I also find a lot of inspiration from the women around me. I’m incredibly lucky to have an amazing whānau, friends, and women that I work with that are driven, thoughtful, incredibly smart, and just give the best advice and support.
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