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I have worked with some of the top magazines and ad agencies globally. Moving between advertising and editorial worlds has strengthened my conceptual thinking and sharpened my sense of design, giving an editorial polish to all of my work.
While I was at Vogue Australia, the magazine’s international reputation grew with special issues featuring Gemma Ward, Princess Mary of Denmark and Kylie Minogue. In 2012, my redesign helped the publication become Magazine of the Year at the AMA (Australian Magazine Awards). One of our most acclaimed issues came from our collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris for his first ever Vogue guest editorship.
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some extraordinary photographers, directors and artists including Mario Testino, Karl Lagerfeld, Richard Burbridge, Daniel Jackson, Mikael Jansson, Hedi Slimane, Stephane Sednaoui, Larry Fink, Jonas Akerlund, Johan Renck, Elizabeth Saltzman, Samantha Traina, Oribe, Serge Normant and Linda Cantello.
One of the most memorable photo shoots took place not in a studio, but at sea for a global launch for Cunard. Imagine a model sipping champagne, while descending a winding staircase with the QE2 tipping leeward and you get the picture.
My life informs my work, so when I’m not designing, I can be found at home in New York on a Citibike searching for the next big artist at galleries from Chelsea to Greenpoint. I also enjoy tracking down obscure photography books and keeping up with influencers and heroes as well as sharing my instagram obsessions @meanypaul. I'm a disco enthusiast and part-time deejay. Have a listen at mixcrate.com/djtweety. And for more on joie de vivre, twitter.com/choupettesdiary