TGDS Graduate Alina

When artist Alina moved from Germany to Australia, she decided to dive head first into the world of Graphic Design. Since graduating TGDS, Alina now aspires to Freelance her branding skills and build a high end clientele of her own.

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Hey Alina! Tell us a bit about you?

All I’ve had in mind since I was a little kid is creating art, always painting, illustrating, crocheting, photographing.

Coming to Australia six years ago gave me a new perspective on things and I finally found the courage to study what fills my heart and is my big passion now, Graphic Design.

Alina Heupel - Personal Identity Design

What or who inspired you to be a designer?

Myself, in the last pandemic lockdown I told myself ‘Now is the time to start the course’ and ‘It is never too late’

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

I am doing freelance work for TripADeal in Byron Bay!

What is your favourite part of the design process?

How you get from the stage of sitting in front of a blank page to creating amazing art and designs.

Pico Chocolates - Branding Design

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

BRANDING! EDITORIAL DESIGN!

What did you love most about studying design?

Everything! How much I have learned! I have never used a computer before in my life hahah!

Java Love - Branding Design

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

Rebel Campaign! I tried to do the opposite of the minimal design style I usually go for, using loud vibrant colours and had soo much fun with it!

Rebel - Branding Design

Whats your dream design job?
Don’t hold back!

Working in a super busy creative design agency learning all the skills, and one day my own freelance business creating Branding for high end clients!

“Graphic Design doesn’t feel like work, it is challenging your creative brain constantly, and the best thing is you can never use up creativity, the more you use it, the more creative you will become.”

Floret Skin - Campaign & Packaging Design

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

Do it! You will love it, even though it is very hard at times and you want to give up! So rewarding!

The Soul of Surfing - Layout Design

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