This first month I got waayyy more than I expected - in a really awesome way. There is so much love, passion and dedication that goes into everything. I believe when people genuinely care and have an open heart and mind it effects everything they do, the team at Curative have this in spades.
I've really enjoyed watching the way everyone works together and how each team member works individually. Not in a stalkery way but in an 'omg that's amazing how do they do that' kind of way. In a country where we have access and excess it doesn't guarantee voices are heard and Curative provides that. Taking the time to listen and understand, and then unleash a kickass solution that is inclusive and more importantly solves a pressing problem.
Being a part of something bigger than yourself and being in service to your neighbour is not something everyone experiences daily but in my first several weeks here I've definitely felt like I have. I've learned that passion is infectious and that I'm a lot stronger/braver/smarter than I give myself credit for. Having the opportunity to work alongside this insanely talented team has broadened my horizons and allowed me to make conscious decisions about the kind of designer and person I want to be.
My first brief at Curative was creating stickers for the VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai collateral which was an awesome brief and to have it up first I felt extremely lucky. Now I'm working on the Curative rebrand and at first it was a bit daunting but now it's an exciting learning experience. I've really enjoyed being guided by Karla in every brief I've received and she's helped me push my design skills in these few short weeks. I want to continue learning about what we do here and about myself as a person and as a designer. I'm really excited to see where this new journey with Curative will go and I'm ready to step into my new role as the Junior Designer.
I'd like to thank everyone at Curative for welcoming me into the family. Thanks!