Fox Glacier, New Zealand, October 2014.  Photo by Andrew Knuckey.


Fox Glacier, New Zealand, October 2014. 
Photo by Andrew Knuckey.

WORK

Lorna Jane
Black Milk
Hannahs shoes
Pulp shoes
Culture magazine
Peppermint magazine
En Vie magazine
HUF magazine
ACC
Hope Centre Music
O3 Advertising
The Light Catchers
Brisbane Headshots
Centro church
Nomiki Glynatsis couture
The Healthy Me
The Fitness Philosophy
Viviens, Dallys, Busy & Tamblyn modelling agencies

 

SHAELAH ARIOTTI
art director / graphic designer / photographer

It’s funny how I couldn’t wait to get away from the country but I really miss the peace and quiet and wide open spaces. I grew up in central QLD on a hobby farm, before moving to Brisbane to study at uni. One day, I’ll probably live out in the sticks again, on a hobby farm where my wonderful husband Andrew will make cheese and I will milk the cows and have a dog and a cat and work as a freelance creative. Maybe. One can dream. (At the same time I really love the city, so….)

I’m a food and health fanatic. I have a rapidly growing collection of cookbooks; I can talk for hours on end about food; I’m always researching and reading and eating. One day I'll have a whole family that loves to talk about food, and cook, and play in the backyard. We will camp, we will explore the outdoors. We will see this wonderful wide world together.

I love old things. Collecting things. My personal taste is bright and eclectic. I can spend hours and hours in antique stores and second hand shops, dreaming about the day I have my own place to buy for and to decorate. I’ve been known to spend ages in Bunnings…. but only when I’m looking at paint swatches.

My day job is as an art director for a big company based in New Zealand. I’m pretty lucky to work for such a wonderful client, but it’s so important to continue to do work you love and that you’re so passionate about. I love what I do and I love when my clients are happy. My heart lifts with every genuine THANK YOU email I receive.

Shaelah holds a degree in Creative Advertising Photography and one in Visual Communication Design. She's currently studying her Master of Business in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC). She’s worked as a photographer, graphic designer, art director and in marketing for several big companies, but she has a passion for small business as well and has done a great deal of branding and photography work for people and companies who are just starting out.