Caroline Konarkowska

GRAPHIC DESIGN GRADUATE

 

Caroline works as a Creative for Auckland-based creative company, Iceberg. “I'm surrounded by hard-working, inspiring individuals every day. The great thing about my role here, is I get to work on such a wide variety of projects. From the more traditional design such as brand identity, to the less common, such as costume design.”  Having learned the foundations of html and css at Whitecliffe Caroline has also been given the opportunity to develop her skills in digital design by working on websites – front and back-end, and is interested in adding designing code to her skillset.

Caroline chose Graphic Design because it was a “discipline where I could combine all my passions for design, photography and fine arts.” Of her time at Whitecliffe, she says “I felt incredibly supported by the lecturers who consistently go the extra mile. They not only teach you, but give you the tools to teach yourself. Whitecliffe was a life-changing experience, that left me well-equipped to be doing what I do today. Further than technical skills, Whitecliffe taught me how to be curious.”

While a student, Caroline won the 2015 Graphic Design Prize and was also the recipient of several external awards including the Best Design Awards 2016: two Silver Pins, Be Open – International Young Talent Awards 2016: Top 10, Objectspace, Best in Show 2015, and the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) 2016: Merit Award. Having an industry internship while studying, and then working at that design studio throughout her degree meant that Caroline started her full-time design position straight after graduating. “The critique system at Whitecliffe prepared me well for industry. It taught me the invaluable ability to rationalise my design decisions so my work is easier for a client to understand, and each project is more fulfilling for myself and my colleagues.” 

 

Caroline Konarkowska