My idea is giving hope and inspiration to Pasifika and Maori creatives/designers from South Auckland through my design work. Using my personalized graffiti marks and grunge style will show others a glimpse of where I come from. I created a video and a picture book that depicts my neighbourhood. My video shows iconic areas that hold sentimental value to me. Majority of the footage captures where I went to school and the areas that meant something to me in my life.
Moving out into city was a personal choice for me to become more independent and to be less reliant on my parents. Being away from home made me think about the places I use to live and being grateful for where I started to where I am now. Days of being homesick, I knew that creating this project about “home” would give me a feeling that I would be closer to home emotionally rather than physically. It made me think about those kids with potential that lack resources and role models. I wanted to be a role model for those kids, so they could look at me and feel confident and comfortable that they could be doing the same thing as me at a university level. Being able to be different and labelled as a "creative".