My jack-of-all-trades skill set makes me stand out and empowers me to chase interesting and challenging work.Sera Borensztajn
I am a freelance writer/graphic designer and a regular contributor to Boss Hunting, one of Australia's leading men's lifestyle publications. I write on topics such as culture, design, travel and tech. In addition, I work with multiple start ups to curate brand identity and create copy and graphics for marketing.
Writing for a media publication has permitted me many travel, networking and VIP opportunities I could have only dreamed of. It enables me to share my love of art, design and culture in an easy and accessible way for a mass audience. In addition, working one-on-one with my start up clients gives me autonomy and flexibility over my schedule and days. I love having the power to determine which clients and projects I work on. I am constantly upskilling to meet my clients' individual needs.
I disappointed many when I chose to veer from a safe and determined path in Architecture. Especially when I had the privilege of working abroad as a graduate for a reputable firm under an incredible Design Leader, tasked with projects and work that was well beyond my years of experience. However, those around me were far more concerned than I ever was about taking the plunge into the unknown. I knew I had a solid foundation and skills from my Monash ADA degree to return to if I ever needed it.
Paradoxically, it was the skills developed in my degree which have since enabled me to adapt and overcome challenges. My jack-of-all-trades skill set makes me stand out and empowers me to chase interesting and challenging work.
My career may look very different in the next five years because I am committed to life-long learning. However, it is only possible because of the values instilled throughout my years of architectural studies.