Hi, I'm Gina Stevens
I started my design education in New Zealand’s creative capital (Wellington), attending both Massey and Victoria University’s School of Design. I unlearnt things, I was challenged, I made lifelong friends, I worked hard, I had fun, and I thrived, graduating four years later with a Bachelor of Design with First Class Honours - something I’m very proud of. I also studied abroad at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where I learnt about the universality of design. Americans sure run things a little differently than us Kiwi’s, but design is a universal language, and I learnt a lot in my time there.
Ive been continuing my education ever since, doing courses, working abroad, attending industry events and just getting stuck in - working with clients. I spent a portion of my time working as a freelance Graphic Designer from my home studio in Auckland. Simultaneously running Memory Press, a studio that specialises in creating beautiful and memorable funeral service sheets (you can see more about that over here).
But my most recent passion project was building my own tiny home, the Millennial Tiny House. Ive since gone into business with family creating a range of Tiny Homes that we sell throughout New Zealand we called ourselves "Build Tiny". You can see all about that
What type of work do I take on?
I work by a philosophy that you are responsible for what you help bring into the world. That you can only stand as proud as the work you do, and its benefit to society. It’s for this reason that I look for projects that I feel have a fantastic benefit to the world, projects I think are great fun, projects where I think I can learn something, basically anything where my values align with the project goals. Im not taking on any freelance work at the moment as I'm busy with Build Tiny, but if you like to get in contact for some other opportunity, please feel free to do so.