As eternal romantics The Ever After Story team cannot say no to a morning, evening or day spent at a wedding fair. Earlier this year, we headed to the Lovelocked event held at the Brisbane Powerhouse, to meet fellow wedding lovers and soon-to-be brides.
At this event we discovered Senna Jean Designs. It was design-love at first sight and our courting continued after learning more about this Brisbane based graphic design talent. Senna was kind enough to drop by and answer some questions for us…
Tell us a bit about Senna Jean Designs how you began designing
Hello my name is Senna and I am Senna Jean Designs! I love to offer unique designs that have a personalised touch and, while my specialty is wedding and event stationery, I also create brand identities and marketing collateral for a range of clients. I love receiving out of the box requests – there is nothing more refreshing than a project that is so wonderfully different.
My career started 10 years ago when I studied a Bachelor of Built Environment (Industrial Design) at QUT and found my passion for design. From there I studied a Diploma in Graphic Design and started freelancing in design on the side. I worked for a few years as a Graphic Designer for an Australian hairdressing company where I learned a bunch of tricks of the trade as well as epic juggling skills. By day I was a Graphic Designer for a nationwide company and by night I was Senna Jean Designs (SJD), overflowing with creative juices and producing graphic gems. With the gradual expansion of SJD and the will to become my own boss I threw in the towel and quit my design job. From there SJD blossomed and I have been overwhelmed by the interest people have had in my work.
What is your favourite style of design?
Modern and typography based pieces are my favourite. I love to immerse myself in font collections and find beautiful combinations of complementing fonts. I must admit I am a sucker for the classic black and white colour scheme but also like to deliver some bold, striking designs. The best kind of design is one that is free-flowing and unrestricted, when a client trusts my ability and lets me loose to do what I do best, the results are always the best.
When you’re not designing what would we find you doing?
After peeling my eyes from the screen you can find me in the gym with my husband, soaking up the sun by the pool and spending some very quality time with friends and family. I don’t mind flicking through a home mag or two and imagining my dream home and all of the beautiful furniture and furnishings I’d have! I live and work in South Brisbane so I’m usually enjoying myself around West End or South Bank but try to stay away from the CBD shops for fear of clearing out my bank account!