Navigating a business landscape: An interview with Landscape Designer Mark Tisdell

It was through the Newcastle freelancing space The Roost Creative that Roost president and landscape designer Mark Tisdell came up with his business name, MUD Landscape Design. He originally planned on calling it Mark Tisdell Urban Design and ran the idea by a Roost graphic designer named 

By |2017-10-08T23:13:29+00:00October 8th, 2017|Interview|Comments Off on Navigating a business landscape: An interview with Landscape Designer Mark Tisdell

A career in motion: an interview with Ant Svensk

Thirty-three-year-old Rooster Ant Svensk has spent over a decade working in motion graphics and animation. In his younger years you could find him clowning around in Hunters Street Mall, and he later worked on television shows like The Block and My Kitchen Rules.

Ant received his degree in Arts/Theatre. His plan at that stage was to […]

By |2017-02-17T14:13:37+00:00May 8th, 2016|Interview|Comments Off on A career in motion: an interview with Ant Svensk

Building a business: an interview with Cassie Stronach

In the past, the Roost has been known as a starting point for young creatives (creatives meaning graphic designers, illustrators, photographers etc.). This month we’re excited to share with you the story of one of our newest Roosters, architect Cassie Stronach. She comes to us with years of experience in a creative field we haven’t had much of at the Roost, and she […]

By |2017-02-17T14:08:10+00:00April 8th, 2016|Interview|Comments Off on Building a business: an interview with Cassie Stronach

Young and free(lancing): an interview with Ashlee King

If you sit down and have a drink with recent uni graduate and graphic designer Ashlee King not only will you be shocked at all she’s accomplished in her meager 22 years of life, but also you’ll be inspired by the example she’s setting for her generation. Ashlee graduated with a degree in visual communication just last year, and since then she’s been […]

By |2017-02-17T14:01:42+00:00February 29th, 2016|Interview|Comments Off on Young and free(lancing): an interview with Ashlee King

Shedding some light on Roost Photographer Justin Aaron

Thirty-three-year-old Roost member and photographer Justin Aaron started his wedding photography business in 2011, and he feels like he’s just now hitting his stride.

“When I decided to do photography I thought, ‘I’ll give it five years and then if I don’t like it I’ll go back to architecture,”’ he said. “This is the start of my fifth year. […]

By |2017-02-17T13:58:49+00:00January 31st, 2016|Interview|Comments Off on Shedding some light on Roost Photographer Justin Aaron

From Spiderman to snowboards: an interview with Mark Owens

“I don’t think illustration is something I’m naturally good at,” said illustrator and graphic designer Mark Owens. “I just practiced over and over again, and eventually I got good. After I drew Spider-Man 3,000 times I could finally draw him properly.”

The 26-year-old has been using the Roost as his freelancing space since 2013. Born and bred in England, he describes himself as being […]

By |2017-02-17T13:51:43+00:00December 31st, 2015|Interview|Comments Off on From Spiderman to snowboards: an interview with Mark Owens

An interview with Roost President, Sean Bell

From working on interactive electronic sculptures to building an eclectic creative community meetup, Roost President Sean Bell has been very busy this year. The well-travelled Newcastle-based graphic designer is 28 and spent much of this year commuting to Sydney, organising #TDKtuesdays, tending to Roost matters and working on independent freelance projects. For Sean, this has been […]

By |2017-02-17T14:19:49+00:00November 29th, 2015|Interview|Comments Off on An interview with Roost President, Sean Bell

Activating creativity: an interview with Bec Dujin

Twenty-nine year old marketing strategist and creative consultant Bec Dujin has always liked being the centre of attention. Growing up she was a drama kid, and all her friends thought she’d be an actress and her parents thought she’d be a newsreader. Now, as she successfully navigates her career, it’s evident she’s able to use her love of the spotlight to make others […]

By |2017-02-17T16:19:06+00:00October 18th, 2015|Interview|Comments Off on Activating creativity: an interview with Bec Dujin

A well-rounded Rooster: an interview with Adrian Garner

Thirty-three-year-old Rooster Adrian Garner has some stories to tell. He’s a web developer who has lived and travelled all over the world. He has big ideas about community and how life should be lived. For the last several years he generously gave his time as volunteer manager of the Roost.

“I came to the Roost […]

By |2017-02-17T16:19:19+00:00September 7th, 2015|Interview|Comments Off on A well-rounded Rooster: an interview with Adrian Garner