Sophia is a CommDesign student in Melbourne. When she's not working on Orenda, she's socialising, sleeping or working as a Digital Marketer. Her superpowers include patting every dog she sees, burning spaghetti and killing cacti.
Katie is a NSW-based Communications Officer who is forcing herself into becoming a morning person. She enjoys sleeping in, singing to her cat and being the wittiest person in the room. If you’re looking for her happy place head to Hogwarts.
Annabelle is a Melbourne-based writer and recent Arts graduate. She likes pale ales, staring at dogs on the street, oxford commas, and fare-evading her way to gigs.
Cal is a law/journalism student based in Wollongong. He currently spends most of his time making unnecessary amount of playlists on Spotify, producing podcasts and writing for a range of publications from everything about football to why millennials need to learn Lynch in 2017.
Kaitlyn studies Communication Design at RMIT. She is an avid procrastinator (she’s putting off changing this) and green tea drinker. She enjoys drawing, painting and patting dogs.
Sammy is an Australian psychology student who does not want to be a clinical psychologist. She simultaneously lives in three cities and loves to plan a year in advance. Next year she is getting a dog.
Amy's friends call her Amy All Trades. She's a painter, illustrator, designer, hair dresser, make up artist and a general maker!
Caitlin is an undergraduate Ancient History student and recent coffee person. When free time is available, she usually stresses about being spontaneous, tries to buy up all the versions of A Little Prince and engages in deep laughter. She fancies herself as an archaeologist-in-training and can't wait to travel the globe.
Tommy is a Melbourne-based brand strategist, designer, consultant and photographer. He has big dreams for his future but often spends too much time playing darts with friends or thinking of witty Instagram captions.
Caitlin is a writer of all forms who should really be reading more. At any given moment Caitlin is thinking about decorating their dream apartment or what to tweet next.
Darcy is a Melbourne-based writer and student. When she isn't drawing comics for Sensitive Adult Daily or strumming guitar strings in Tina Growls, she enjoys poetry, thrifty bargains and mulled wine.
Ellen is a Melbourne-based publishing student. She recently discovered Rick and Morty and has had the 'get schwifty' song in her head for four long days.
Photographer and words-woman. French born but Melbourne based, Brunswick East. Drawn to public housing estates and concrete, and a drawer too. Had a strong aversion to poetry at school, But seem to be drawn to writing nonsensical ones as of late.
Kara is an advocate for social justice and a firm believer that kindness and sweet potato fries can solve most of the world’s problems. She can usually be found either binge watching Ted Talks or refreshing Airline websites until she can afford a ticket to somewhere (anywhere) nice.
M. Orture is a pen name (obviously) based on the french word Auteur (ha). His passion is planning his novel and then putting it off for two months before writing two more lines. If you want to find him he would be asleep.
Balazova Black is an Australian/Slovak artist based in Melbourne who gets excited by fine line pens, minimal colour and green tea. Concentrating their practice to what they believe are the main aspects in life — humanity, death and sex, their work uses simplistic illustrative techniques to explore these ideas.
Nikki is based in Hobart studying medicine. She self published her first poetry collection, In Amber, in 2016. You can find her with headphones in one hand and flowers in the other.
Portia is an artistic/conceptual photographer originally from Canberra, but has recently moved to Melbourne to study photography and eat all the pastries this delicious city has to offer. She will literally post pictures on Instagram and eat chocolate every. Single. Day.
RMC is a Newcastle-based non-binary musician. Their debut full length LP, Untidy Lines, was released this year and deals with themes like recovery, romance, and wholesome memes. Their favourite thing to do when they're not making music, running Sad Grrrls Club or working at National Music Academy, is watching Netflix in the bath.
Sumi is a cynical design student, but most of all a dawdling artist with no career prospects. She can be found either nose-deep in her sketchbook or lying face-down in the grass.
Natalia is a Melbourne-based Freelancing Photographer, Writer, Fine Artist and Illustrator. Travel, history and animals take up her time, as well as advocating mental health and equality. She really enjoys any Disney film or documentary and coffee.
Jon is an American (please don't fault him for that). He used to be in Finance, but since the end of 2012 he has been coddiwompling his way all over this world and life. Over the past4 years, he has made his way to all 7continents and now finds himself in graduate school studying SustainableDevelopment and how complicated the phrase "sustainable development" really is.
Amanda is a 24-year-old Swedish girl, currently residing in Kraków, Poland where she works in a corporate office. In her spare time she likes socializing, baking, reflecting on any interesting topic and of course, travelling (the more spontaneous, the better!). She is still trying to figure out what to study/do with her life, but also realizes that life experience truly teaches us terrific things on a daily basis.
Truly wishes Australia was a bit closer to Europe.
Rachael is a 20-year-old Law student from the South Coast of New
South Wales. She is a passionate environmentalist who splits her time evenly between extolling the virtues of a vegan diet and complaining about how much she misses brie. Her talents include drinking lethal quantities of champagne and having a perfect memory for Kanye West lyrics.
Sugargob appears to be some sort of poet or minstrel masquerading as a human. Sugargob likes the letters 'D' 'I' & 'Y', and is known to enjoy fig, peppercorn & paperbark trees. When sugargob isn't embroiled in their studies in garbology, sugargob can be found making combinations of outlandish words, music & sometimes both.
Harriet is a Melbourne-based student and occasional writer of things. She enjoys patting animals, eating tofu, flat whites and feminism.
A 'foodie' that hates the word 'foodie', Michaela has always been driven by her passion for cooking and food. She has constantly found inspiration in her travels, after living in Mexico and doing a cooking course in Italy. Following this, in 2016 she made the Masterchef Top 40 with a one-hour croquembouche. Since then she has been growing her catering and private dinner business.
After a year abroad in Europe teaching English in Poland – followed by stumbling into a bar job in Brussels, Belgium – Portia has settled down in Christchurch, NZ for now. She is studying Geography and Spanish and is counting down the days until she is travelling again.
Originally from LA, USA, Mike likes mushrooms and climbing up things. While not the most graceful, he rarely ever falls. His nemesis is slippery surfaces. You can find him stumbling on uneven sidewalks in cities across the world.
With striking colour use and bold lines contrasting her more re-
cent images that are soft and warm, Madi is really coming into her own as an artist and showcasing her versatile talent. She works with materials such as Acrylic Ink, Graphic Markers, Paint Pens, Spray Paint and Digital Painting with Photoshop. Taking full advantage of digital media developments as both her medium and branding tool, Madi looks to the future without fear.