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Who are The Print Room?
14/09/2018

Josh.
Josh, or JT, has been kicking around The Print Room for a couple of years now since he returned from his stint abraod, where was based in Glasgow, Scotland. His smooth temperament and delicate fingertips make him the perfect man to run our Tajima embroidery machine. He always had a thing for fabrics and clothing which will make sense as he studied Applied Sciences, majoring in Clothing and Textile Sciences at Otago Uni.
As a local Clyde boy growing up, he spent a lot of time painting (like his brother) and playing footy, both activities he continues to pursue here in Dunners.
For JT, Dunedin's relaxed vibe, outdoor activites and decent cafes keep him happy enough.

Who is influencing you right now?
My parents have and continue to be a massive influence on me. My mum has been sick recently and the way in which she has handled her situation is pretty inspirational. She’s just taken it in her stride and Dad has been there tirelessly supporting her.

What is the next big thing you are excited about?
I’m in Christchurch the day of the Wu Tang concert, so if I can get a ticket for that, that’d be pretty sick.

Where are you going next?
After Rhythm and Vines at New Years, I’m hoping to do the Tongariro Crossing, which will give me an opportunity to see a part of the country I haven’t seen before.

 

Megan.
Megan is passionate about everything clothing and fashion. So much so that when she isn't at The Print Room she is running her own e-commerce store; Notion Fashion - jump over and check it out, it is worth it! Megan joined the team a few months ago, prior to that she was working with chocolate as well as running embroidery machines. There isn't much Megan doesn't do here, from running & sampling embroidery, assisting in screen print production, dispatching your finished goods, or pressing Supacolour & vinyl, she does it all! Originally from Balclutha, Megan has studied here in Dunedin at The Otago Polytech. The laid-back lifestyle, Dunedin fashion sense and the outdoors are what make Megan tick.

Who is influencing you right now?
Glenys Ker - Otago Polytech, Suzanne Edington - Web Genius, Natalie Williams - The Social Experience - Auckland, Des Adamson, DCC. In starting a business I have met so many amazing people it is a little hard to fit them all in but the ones that influence me are the ones that inspire and support me and go out of their way to help me because they believe in me and my story.

What is the next big thing you are excited about?
Having the connection with The Print Room and having the ability to create a charity t-shirt to sell on Notion to give the community of Dunedin a voice to speak about the heartbreak and mental stress associated with redundancy. For me this is my closure, this is my voice.

Where are you going next?
To inspire others to believe in themselves and to chase their dreams, and to never ever give up. + To the Notion Fashion Studio to sell some more clothes.

 

Chris.
Chris is one of the old dogs that lingers around The Print Room studio. He and Jon began TPR back in 2014 when a 2L of milk was the cost a gold coin. Like Jon, Josh and Will, he too grew up in Clyde and is proud to call it home. He first started his career in building, followed by some study, some primary school teaching, and then screen printing in between times. A self-taught screen printer, he enjoys anything hands on. Shooting & developing film on his old Nikon SLR is a favourite hobby of his and Dunedin provides a vast variety of content to shoot. There isn't much about Dunners he doesn't like, The people, the culture and the landscapes keep his wheels spinning.

Who is influencing you right now?
Do they have to be human? Having a balanced lifestyle is always something I’m striving for but seem not to achieve. Chuck, our dawg. He reminds me to put the tools down and make time to chill. We aren’t all supermen/women and don’t need to be. Daniel Flynn, co-founder of Thankyou is a guy with an inspiring story. His book, Chapter 1 has been keeping me occupied when I make the time to unwind.

What is the next big thing you are excited about?
Our wedding in January will top the charts for me, already it has been the start of new ventures and adventures, so I can’t wait to jump into that chapter. Next year will be a huge year… Sounds like a new year's corny resolution. But seriously, I’m looking forward to 2019. Full time here at The Print Room, building a place by the sea and getting married are all up there for me.

Where are you going next?
Central Otago will be home for us over Summer, with four weddings planned. Between the weddings and the lake, it is a lot to look forward to. Then we need to book a wee adventure outside of NZ I think.

 

Zoe.
Zoe's the newest kid on the block around these parts. She joined us a few months ago after returning from her European travels. Zo is another great Central Otago human, growing up in the small rural town of Roxburgh. After leaving school, she studied a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Communication Design at Otago. She then fled the nest to live beachside in Sydney for two years before leaving for Europe. For Zoe, it is all about the small details. She thrives off creative spaces and places and appreciates a good ceramic piece when she sees one. Zoe brings a refreshing vibe to The Print Room, her innovation and creative drive is highly valued by her team and her clients. Shot Zo.

Who is influencing you right now?
Jimmy Chin. Photographer, filmmaker & mountain sports athlete - Jimmy is a legend. I recently watched the documentary ‘Meru’ that he directed, produced, shot & featured in. His story along with the two other men's in this film is insanely inspirational. The abilities the human brain has to push people to their extremes is highlighted so well in this movie & makes you so f***king motivated to be your best self. He has just released his second film ‘Solo’. I’m so pumped to watch it and be inspired 2.0.

What is the next big thing you are excited about?
I don’t yet. Which is exciting in itself. I’m sure a new project or adventure is going to brew soon!

Where are you going next?
This is my favourite question because I don’t often know the answer. Being able to change what I'm doing next, whenever I want, is a pretty good feeling. There is a balance though. While I strongly believe in continually looking forward and seeking the next adventure there a lot to be said about being content in your surroundings. There's a generational shift of ‘adventures & travellers’ but taking the time to appreciate where you are, who you are with is a little bit of a lost art & just as important. At the moment Dunedin is a pretty bloody good place to be.