Meet the team: Anita Kwiecien
As part of our 2nd birthday celebrations, we asked our team members a few questions about what they do at Creative City, their proud moments and hopes for the future.
Creative City: How would you describe what you do?
Anita Kwiecien: I combine my skills as a designer, letterer and maker with love for wellbeing to make the world a better, more equal and happy place through design, workshops, murals, illustrations, and craft.
CC: What motivates you?
AK: Making the world a better and more just place for everyone. There's so many issues that need addressing at the moment!
CC: How did you become involved in Creative City?
AK: I found the opportunity online and was immediately drawn to Creative City as a potential employer, so I applied and here I am!
CC: What do you most enjoy about working for Creative City?
AK: The breadth of stuff I get to work on - as the only person responsible for all sorts of communications, I can dip into social media, publication design and plenty of other things.
CC: What's been your proudest moment whilst working with Creative City?
AK: Producing the Community Slice booklet - I received very positive feedback from both the young people involved in the project and other organisations, which made me feel like I made a positive impact through the design!
CC: Have there been any moments of realisation in your life/career that made you know that this kind of work was what you wanted to do?
AK: After my last job took a toll on my mental health, I realised that it was because I needed a purpose at work. That's when I transitioned back to working with youth and expanded into the charity sector. Never looked back!
CC: What do you hope the future will hold for Creative City?
More staff, more projects and more happy young people!
CC: Who are some of your role models?
My mum, Deborah Frances White, Yayoi Kusama