My name is Juliet and I was born and raised in Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean. I moved to Melbourne, Australia about four years ago to study a bachelor’s in industrial design (Honours) at RMIT University. I am now living in Sydney, working as a service designer.
I am a thinker and doer/maker, who is passionate about facilitating change and creating positive experiences using design tools and methodologies. I have worked with various organisations ranging from private to government agencies from different industries (education, mental health, insurance, etc.)
I am on a journey to become an impatient optimist and self-disruption. Always looking for a challenge, a new adventure, and opportunities to contribute to creating meaningful impact in issues that I believe in.
Giving back to communities is one of my core values. Since I was little, I was taught the importance of being grateful, supporting others and giving back. If you are interested to learn more about my thoughts on giving back, click here !
I am currently working as a service designer at The Customer Experience Company (CEC) , an award winning design and strategic consultancy in Sydney. I also freelance and have been involved in projects with organisations such as The Common Purpose Collective and MeStudent .
I also give my time to different social initiatives. In 2022, I collaborated with other passionate people and released a short pod-cast series - Voices of Us (VOU) with the aim to share stories of LGBTIQA+ international students. Our team is now looking for other opportunities to continue raising awareness about queer international students welfare. If you are interested to learn more, feel free to send me a message !
I give some of time to mentor other industrial design students as part of the Jamming Mentoring Program, an initiative run by one of my previous lecturer Areli and other alumni.
When I was in Melbourne, I used to volunteer at Story IS Connection (SIC), a NFP that mobilises international students using storytelling and theatre and VicWISE Inc , an organisation that advocates for international students’ global employability in Australia. I still keep in touch with them and look forward to connect with others in Sydney.
For more information, feel free to have a look at my resume.
I like drinking tea (my morning routine must include a nice cup of tea, if available Mauritian tea with milk)
I love watching documentaries (my all-time favourite: Human the Movie!)
I’m mesmerised by Ghibli movies (Laputa, Castle in sky is the first one I watch)
I enjoy listening to music covers on Youtube (My top 3 youtubers musical artists Kurt Schneider, Sam Tsui and Voctave)
Drawing and sketching are some of my hobbies (I enjoyed mostly sketching animal portraits and chibis!)
I always try to find new skills to learn (currently I'm developing my coding abilities!)
Discovering new cultures and stories is something I love to do (I believe in the power of authentic storytelling!!)
I acknowledge Gadigal of the Eora nation on the lands where I am residing and working. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of NSW.