22 November 2021
Voiceworks Designer Selena Repanis is #HereForStories
As a part of our #HereForStories campaign, Chapter Two: Our Noble Heroes introduces the people who make the work Express Media and Voiceworks do possible; our lovely team!
We sat down with Voiceworks Designer Selena Repanis to ask her about her work and why she sees value in what we do.
1. Why did you join the Express Media team?
Designing Voiceworks Magazine was (and is) the dream job for me as a young graphic designer. I really admired the work of Michael Sun (previous designer of Voiceworks). I have always enjoyed the task of not just passively designing but actively and creatively responding to writers’ and artists’ works.
2. What do you like most about your work with Voiceworks?
Designing for print! What a dream it is to work for a print magazine. I love the tactility of the work. The Express Media team. They are such a beautiful team of supportive people, I’m always learning so much from them. The flexibility and creative nature of the job. I find that Adalya and I are never creatively stifled, we are afforded a lot of freedom and creative control over the magazine. Because of this, we’re able to let the magazine grow and flex naturally.
3. What do you see as the most valuable aspect of your work with Voiceworks?
I have really enjoyed being a part of the enthusiastic and passionate Voiceworks community. Everyone who contributes to putting together the magazine is under 25. It’s a very unique community to be part of and the people are so inspiring.
4. Outside of your work with Voiceworks, what do you do and what do you like to do?
I’m a graphic designer, and I work across a variety of areas. When I’m not putting together the latest issue of Voiceworks, I’m working with my design studio Amici. Aside from work, I love to go on a super long walk around my neighbourhood, hang out in the beautiful sun, or maybe even cook up an elaborate storm…
5. How has your involvement with Voiceworks benefited you or your community?
Designing Voiceworks has been the most wonderful experience for me as an early career graphic designer. It is incredibly rare to have such creative control over a print magazine at a young age, and it has been a truly phenomenal learning experience for me personally.