We're in Sydney this week to meet with Marie-Celeste Dagher, our Graphic Designer. Marie-Celeste recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Communications at the University of Technology Sydney. She joined Project Didi after she and a number of other design students worked on our #SomethingForSlavery campaign, as part of a socially responsive design unit with the UTS Community Shopfront Program. We're very excited to share their work later this year!
What motivated you to join Project Didi?
After having the opportunity to work on the #SomethingForSlavery campaign I realised I could help create awareness for an important issue many women and children face today: modern slavery. I want to use my skills as a designer to inform a wider audience on the topic and create action.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Sydney but moved to Lebanon with my mum for a couple years before returning to continue my studies here in Australia. Moving to Lebanon when I was 17 came with its pros and cons - travelling to Europe without long lay overs from Australia was a pro! Although at the time it was a worrying and tiring process I can now look back and see how much I've grown as a person.
What is your day job?
I currently am a freelance brand designer at UNSW, a great opportunity to improve my skills as a junior designer. I also still cover some shifts at a pub I worked at during uni.
What is the best book you've read this year?
The best book I've read so far would have to be Margaret Atwood's 'The hand maids tale.' Reading it after watching the TV series offered lots of details I missed.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to a lot of women in my life, especially the mothers in my family and friends' lives. Growing up around hard working, strong women had a positive impact on me and I learned through their mistakes.