ERIN FIORE

I am...

Erin Jocelyn Fiore. I'm an Australian designer. I'm also an enthusiastic daughter/sister/wife/friend, and a generally happy human.    

My graphic style is casually whimsical, with a polished edge. I like creating playful, layered imagery, and although I'm font-obsessed, I rarely use existing typefaces and prefer to create my own for each project (much to my husband's dismay).

This site...

is where I put all the imagery and ideas that otherwise take up potentially useful space in my head. It's where I experiment, think-out-loud and document the little moments of my life... 

When I'm not designing...

I actually am. I'm into food (in a big way), good books, great wine, board games, and late night karaoke, however I am forever doodling in my head. My best ideas sneak up on me when I'm away from my screen and fully immersed in a moment. In that sense, our nomadic lifestyle has been a real gift. 

Sullivan & 3rd...

is the lovely little design studio that I founded with my husband Luca. He's the brains, I'm the talent, and the world is our oyster, as we hop about from place to place carting our laptops (and my always-oversized suitcase) while creating lovely work for good people

We became concerned with the balance and pace of our every day life while living in Manhattan in 2012. We decided that if we were going to continue working hard, we wanted to do it together... preferably somewhere where we could see the horizon. 

It's been a wild and wonderful learning experience, and a brilliant opportunity for me creatively. Taking each project from conceptual stage through to delivery has been extremely rewarding, and although it is very cliche, at the end of the day we both feel so happy helping others get their own dreams off the ground.

Luca and I are not very good at promoting ourselves (we're way too 'meh' about that side of things), however if you're interested in following our journey, we get quite excited when we gain a new FB or IG follower... no pressure... :)  

 

 
Erin Fiore
 

 
I find going to bed and pulling my imagination over my head often means waking up with a solution to a design problem. That state of limbo, the time between sleeping and waking, seems to allow ideas to somehow outflank the sentinels of common sense. That’s when they can float to the surface. I find ideas often show up in the shower, or while I’m contemplating marmalade and toast and breakfast.
— Alan Fletcher