Rosa Shand | +44 7848931347
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Personal projects

Here are some projects which reflect my personal visual style and interests beyond the corporate buzzwords.

Iffy is ⎼

I supported my friend Bonnie Lee with the design and brand for her project Iffy is. To conclude the stunt that was 2020, together, we celebrated creativity and community with a pop-up shop stocking good things made in Aotearoa. Iffy provided a brick and mortar opportunity for 19 emerging local makers to showcase and sell their goods at the end of a long, hard year.

Lockdown starcharts
2020? 2021? It really all blurs together

During lockdown I was hit with an urge to create starcharts / activity books for all of my closest friends and family to boost morale, so I did. I have found that coloured paper and stickers do tend to spark joy in most humans regardless of age.

Conversations with Friends
Massey University honours project 2019
Design Institute of New Zealand Bronze Design for Public Good BEST Award 2020

My university honours project, Conversations with Friends, was focused on mental health and community care. Built out of resistance to the Western pursuit of quick, individual ‘band-aid’ solutions, Conversations with Friends allowed for a gentle exploration of the underlying causes of mental distress. Most importantly, Conversations with Friends recognised the power of the collective experience and championed connection and community in its approach. The premise - self care that’s not all about you. 

CwF was designed as an 8 week programme supported by a physical journal. Each week consisted of a group workshop (a conversation with friends, if you will), an activity and reflective journal prompts (a conversation with self).  

75 Day Medium(?)

My colleagues decided to embark on the ‘75 Day Hard challenge’, a challenge which involves committing to a number of hard things for 75 days. The OG challenge sounded pretty miserable and although they individually diluted it in order to be slightly less miserable, the most miserable factor was that they were planning on tracking it using spreadsheets and post it notes. NOT ON MY WATCH I screamed at them before arriving at the office, coloured paper and star stickers in hand, further cementing my reputation as a hot chocolate drinking 5 year old.