The embrace virtues team

 

At embrace virtues we are thankful to be working alongside a diverse group of intelligent, resourceful, generous, creative and practical people.

 

We welcome and value the skills and contributions of many friends and supporters as we evolve together, build on our strengths, and support and encourage families learning about their virtues and the character strengths.

 

This is a glimpse of the team, hard at work around the kitchen table (where so many ideas germinate).

The embrace virtues team

 

Fabulous adventures ahead

embrace virtues is bound to have an incredible life. We are plunging into much that is unknown. Surely there will be times that call us to be brave and fun, buoyant and light, whilst other times we will draw on the energy of steady and calm, reflective, resilient and purposeful… as we ride this wondrous wave with one another.

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embrace virtues is a play room – come play with us…

 

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MEET THE TEAM

 

DI JAMES

Director, creative design and product creation

 

Di James is an energetic and enthusiastic professional.

 

She has been involved in the arts, education, community development, corporate cultural training and in serving her community for the span of her working life.

 

Di is also a mother, a grandmother, and regarded as an elder regarded in various circles, where she is respected for her compassion and dignity.

 

She has an enduring personal commitment to children around the world reaching their full potential.

 

Her vision and grace coupled with insightful creative flair culminated in 2011 with a profound and remarkable venture that saw the formation of embrace virtues.

 

Di is determined and passionate, offering boundless energy in her contributions to make the world a better place.

 

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SPECIALTIES

—An unerring faith in the capacity for humans to tap into their virtues.

Her vision of a fair, just, and joy-filled world is contagious.

 

KNOWN FOR

—Raucous laughter, crème brulee bunnies, and late nights working on her extraordinarily ambitious to-do lists

 

CONTACT   email  di@embracevirtues.com  |  mobile  0448 102 035

 

 

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KARIE JAMES

Director, project production & technical management   

 

Karie James brings a wealth of technical brilliance and personal sensitivity to embrace virtues.

 

Through many years at senior levels of project creation and management in the IT industry she has honed the skills required to achieve productive outcomes in business, whilst (remarkably) simultaneously managing to retain her humour and compassion.

 

She is blessed with a maturity and calm beyond her years, along with a huge heart, a keen foresight and a wonderful wild humour.

 

Karie is dedicated to the core values of embrace virtues and recognises the precious gift of working on content that offers a positive change in the lives of children and families around the world.

 

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SPECIALTIES

Managing vast amounts of detailed information and providing informed strategic advice.

 

KNOWN FOR

Perseverance when trawling through data, unheard of generosity amongst family and friends, and miraculous three course lunch offerings.

  

CONTACT   email  karie@embracevirtues.com  |  mobile  0450 903 253

 

 

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LOUIE HAHN

Writing, photography & design co-ordination

 

 

Louie Hahn brings remarkable skills in networking, a delightful aesthetic, and creative project & design consultation.

 

She delights in working with rich and diverse material embedded with the capacity to offer social change whether that be in the sparking of new ideas, inspired action or in the shaping of collaborative partnerships.

 

Louie’s work fits somewhere between art direction, writing and collaborative design.

 

She has a wonderful way with words and has a talent for connecting the dots between industry professionals, business and the arts. 

 

With a background in the development and production of community resources, Louie contributes a range of skills including sourcing and coordinating photographers, musicians, illustrators, printers and industrial designers to work together on developing prototypes and products that carry a message.

 

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SPECIALTIES

Synching up and integrating artists with business and community organizations to make new and beautiful things happen.

 

KNOWN FOR

Tireless optimism,  an abundance of creative ideas, and spontaneous celebrations along the way.

 

CONTACT   email  louie@embracevirtues.com  |  mobile  0431 127 094

 

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embrace virtues Art Design & Photography

The crew at embrace virtues  is committed to producing items that are not only useful, but also beautiful. We are lucky enough to work with many talented artists, designers and photographers, who have each contributed to the images you woven throughout this website and within our products.

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ARTISTIC DESIGN & ILLSUTRATION

 

CARLI HYLAND

Artist, illustrator and graphic designer    

 

Carli studied Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada.

 

At 19 she set foot out into the wide world and hasn’t really settled down since.  Carli has a strong connection to creating by hand and lot of her work is driven by slow processes and analogue techniques.

 

 

Aside from photography and illustration, Carli also explores book binding, paper sculpture and printmaking. Most recently she has been infatuated with old printing presses and paper types and how best to marry these with her illustrations and design work.

 

Carli was brought up in a farming region of Australia. Her earthy roots have instilled within her core a patience with the seasons, along with a quiet and keen observation and investigation of nature. With these traits Carli naturally connected with the embrace virtues materials. She couldn’t have anticipated the scale and enthusiasm of the project, however is ever so grateful and proud to be part of it.

 

Carli is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark where she runs Studio HyHy and manages The Grim Press in Melbourne.

 

Carli’s artwork is showcased throughout the illustrative elements that grace embrace virtues products. For more of Carli’s work visit:

 

http://carlihyland.com/embrace.html

 

 

 

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