Interview by Sophie Cottrell // nushyinthebushy.wordpress.com
Nush has joined us as Media and Marketing intern for Volume Two. She brings a wealth of knowledge and crazy amounts of fun to the team. We sat down to chat with her to learn about her deep dark secrets.. just kidding. We just wanted to share with you what makes her tick and why she is apart of the team. Welcome Nush!
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where you are from and where you live?
A hooly dooly hello to all the amazing Sceen’ry readers! My name is Anouska, but pretty much everyone calls me Nush and I am from Perth, Western Australia. I am currently in my last semester at the University of Western Australia studying a double major in Marketing and Communications and media. Growing up on the coast has fuelled my love for the ocean and I have spent my life so far (only a short 21 years) exploring all it has to offer. My two passions are the big blue and the bush and this is where I spend most of my time snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing or hiking. I love a good adventure and exploring the hidden nooks and crannies the world has to offer and I can’t wait to see where my Sceen’ry journey takes me! Oh and just as weird facts about me I am a serious turtle and carrot enthusiast.
What fills your day?
At the moment I have been a little bit of a busy bee. While working for Sceen’ry I also work for a not for profit charity magazine called Colosoul Magazine and at a bar in Scarborough called Matisse Beach Club. My days usually consist of visiting Uni, working at the bar and visiting one of the Magazines. Of course I still try to fit in some coastal time usually at my local, Trigg beach.
Every person and every place has their own story and this is what I love to explore. When I flipped through the pages of Sceen’ry Magazine and read the online journal I was immediately drawn to the stories being told by like- minded people around the world.
The Sceen’ry community enables people to connect through storytelling from across the globe and share secrets and information from their travel experience. I think that Sceen’ry acts as a creative and inspiring platform for photographers, journalists and explorers and this was something I wanted to be a part of. The team behind the magazine are also all incredibly hard working and passionate about what they do which I loved!
How did you get to where you are today? What made you choose Media and Marketing?
I Started university straight after school and was accepted into the University of Western Australia to complete a Bachelor of Arts. In my first year I was confused and unsure of what I wanted to do, as most 18 year olds are. So after a year at uni I decided to take six months off and travel Europe. This was one of the best decisions I ever made as I got to explore the globe as well as clear my mind eating a lot of good food and discovering some very special places along the way.
On return to Perth I re-enrolled at UWA and selected to specify in Communications and Media and Marketing. I chose this degree because it encourages team-working environments that allow you to work on creative projects. At my time at UWA I have done a 6-week exchange to Singapore studying television production, created short films, studied design and journalism and competed in the Bloom Marketing Competitions. It’s hard to believe I am in my last semester but here we are! And I can’t wait to see what doors will open next.
What is your role as Media and Marketing Intern?
As a marketing intern I hope to:
1. Develop the brand awareness of Sceen’ry Magazine in and outside Australia.
2. Create ongoing campaigns to gain more readers and global collaborations.
3. Learn and improve my skills not only in marketing but also in design, photography and journalism.
What is your favourite season and why?
Hands down my favourite season would have to be summer. I love the long days and still nights spending every second outdoors. The underwater world comes alive in summer and places like my favourite Aussie travel destination, Exmouth are at their prime. While some get sick of the dry Perth heat, I love that salty crisp feeling you get after a day in the sun. Oh and hooly dooly how could I forget the amazing Perth summer sunsets!
What is your favourite thing to do in your free time?
My favourite pass time is to go snorkelling. I love diving down deep into a crazy new world. I could spend hours down at Mettams Pool or Boy in a Boat reef checking out all the fish and coral. I love using my Gopro and Telesin Dome to get underwater shots as well, nothing better then getting a good snap of a startled fish!
What does adventure look like to you?
To me adventure looks like a backpack and a camera accompanied by a plane ticket, open road or path to a place I haven’t explored.
What is your dream travel destination?
Ever since I have been a kid I have always wanted to travel to Africa. It screams adventure in so many different ways and has so much to offer. I have heard the scuba diving is incredible and the landscapes are unlike anything else. I also think it’s a place that has many hidden secrets that are waiting to be found. I would love to explore the multiple cultures and head off the beaten track.
I have two, and both are by my main man Jim Carrey
“Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them”
“When things get really bad, the only thing to do is laugh”
Any advice you have to give to the readers?
Don’t forget the places around you, traveling and exploring doesn’t have to be far and wide. The most special places can be close to home.
For The Dreamer - For The Adventurer