Eloise King-Smith

1. How did you get into design?
I can’t remember a time I wasn’t curious about how the world worked and why it had to be that way. I loved art, maths and philosophy as a little girl, but I had no idea whether I could combine them into proper job. In high school I made a hobby of learning about modernist art, eventually expanding my fascination to the architecture and design of the early 20th century. By fifteen I realised, through this obsession, that design was a job people did and I was positive I needed to be one too. As I wanted philosophy to be a part of how I design, and a degree in industrial design and philosophy wasn’t available when I finished school, I took an essential detour and studied a BA/LLB first. I believe my journey so far is the start of being the well-rounded designer I want to be.

2. What is your favourite part of the design process?
Researching and generating new ideas and connections. But I love the variety of being able to do the entire process.

3. What’s your go-to source for news or inspiration?
ABC News Radio is my daily essential for staying up to date with current events, but for visual inspiration I frequently head to Pinterest, Designspiration and Bloglovin’.

4. What are your favourite tools?
A good roller ball pen, a large empty wall, my light box and Model Magic.

5. What’s a problem you’d like to solve, big or small?
Getting more Australians to donate their organs and ultimately, end the need for organ donation.

6. In 3 words describe your experience of AUXILIARY.
Fervid. Intense. Invigorating.