We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Galloway and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Victoria, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
Spontaneity. Creating freely and seeing what becomes of my own thoughts and ideas. Being able to create an emotional connection through design allows me to be passionate about what I do. Storytelling. Not running away from the bad ones and always sharing the good ones. People want to know the magic behind your story and art helps others stories to be shared. Other things that make me happy are: Good coffee.Sunny days.Beach swims.Meals shared. Dogs.Fresh Linen.Natural light. Adventures with loved ones.Snow. 

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I hope people walk away with a message of hope and kindness after working with me. Global connections, feminism and topics such as migration are the muse to my designs. I believe that designing is something that you have to do for love, if you are passionate and committed first and foremost to producing good design then the opportunities will always come. The goal of anything that I create is that it displays passion, commitment and drives positive change. Whether I am designing a new website or sharing illustrations on social media I want to develop a deeper understanding of my creative intentions and how they can solve problems. I am excited to see what will come next. 2020 has been a strange year for everyone but also an exciting time for those who have had time to create, write or build their own business. I lost my job at the start of the pandemic and living abroad in a country that I didn’t have citizenship in was daunting but I am proud that I was able to find a creative design role in an industry that was booming during a global lockdown. My brand offers a unique balance of imagination, commercial understanding and level headed focus.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am currently living in Melbourne, I love nothing more than having a coffee in the busy laneways of the city. The city is perfect for having a city/beach lifestyle. Sunset swims, trips to the wine regions and an endless choice of delicious food. Melbourne is a city were creatives can flourish, the streets are full of world class graffiti and endless galleries.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
During lockdown I found a lot of comfort and inspiration by an author/artist called Charlie Mackesy. His book ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ is written wholeheartedly and filled with beautiful illustrations.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoriagallowayillustration/?hl=en
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-galloway-340099123/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGallowayDesigns

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