Laura Moore

Branding, Illustration, Typography

After taking a “small” break from high school teaching, Laura found that her passions lay in graphic design and illustration. She loves to work on branding projects that truly target the client’s needs and message, and when possible, will find ways to sneak hand-rendered elements into her designs.

Outside of graphic design, Laura works on her own illustrations and surface patterns, and is excited to see where both avenues will take her.

What areas of graphic design are you most interested in?
I dig the print side of graphic design. I'm all over branding and illustration, and how these things can be applied to physical objects off the screen. I've always been a hands-on kind of person, and print gives you opportunities to play with form and texture while creating something tangible.

What are your favourite typefaces?
My favourite fonts are Avenir and Futura. Avenir means "future" in French, so I think I'm onto a bit of a theme here. They're both friendly, geometric fonts with big font families for me to play with!

How would you describe your style?
My style varies. More often than not, my design work is neat and restrained, and I might try to find a way of getting some hand work in there (illustrations, textures, or models). However, I've also started doing illustrations and collages that are quite naive and/or surrealist, and they're a bunch of fun to do!

What else are you interested in outside graphic design?
Outside of graphic design I'm interested in travel, fitness, visual arts, education, and eating.

What do you get up to outside of TAFE?
Outside of TAFE, I try to work on my own personal illustrations and collages. I've started designing some fun surface patterns lately, and am aiming to apply these to a range of objects in the near future!

What skill would you like to master?
I would love to master hand-lettering. Illustrated type is such a big thing at the moment, and it's one of those things I would like to practice in my down time.

Favourite flavour of ice cream and why?
If you haven't tried hazelnut gelato with lemon sorbet, you haven't lived a full life.