Australian video producer, content creator, educator, and generative artist. Did we mention she's a badass mum?
Julia current uses Adobe Premiere Pro, Midjourney, and Nightcafe in her craft. She’s very interested in learning more about AI generative video tools.
“I’ve learned I’m able to embrace any new technology with ease,” she says of her explorations. “I’ve also made a lot more online friends and community. The AI community on Twitter and Instagram are very welcoming and friendly.”
A number of humans we’ve connected with have found the sense of community that Julia references—and often people find it’s one of the best communities on the planet.
It’s people like Julia who make it possible.
“I want my art to make people smile,” she says. “Other pieces are more private and allow me to express my demons.”
We had too many favorite things to count so we asked Julia what she loved most about herself.
She says, “my resilience, optimism, and empathy. I get up every day and try my best. I have three kids—my husband moved overseas after we separated after eighteen years of marriage. It’s hard, but I don’t give up.”
We hear Julia even has her 10-year-old exploring her creativity through Midjourney!
Ideas In Motion
Julia says, “I’ve always told stories through videos, and now generative artworks allow me to express myself and get my ideas out of my head. I love when my artworks bring joy to people, but I know other artists use their art process as a type of therapy. I’m only starting to realize the power of art.”
“Art to me is an expression of creativity,” she adds. “When I teach students, I try to get them to find that creativity inside themselves. Everyone can be creative; they just need to believe it.”
Julia suggested a great TED Talk from Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius.
On AI and the Future
Julia’s seeing the glass half-full, “as long as people and companies move forward with integrity in developing and using AI, it’s just going to make our jobs easier. I don’t want to think of the other side of the coin for now.”
“I don’t think generative art is going to replace artists, or that it’s a magical program where you press a button, and an image is created. It enables more creativity, efficiency, and it really depends on what you want to create and what your prompt is. I am working on a series of generative art cats to try to educate more people about the way AI can assist artists.”
“This winter I posted a 12-days-of-Christmas cats countdown, and it was very well received, especially on Facebook,” she says. “However, I had some people who were thinking that the cats were real and very worried about how I dyed their fur!”
Speaking of cats… be sure to try out and tweak this prompt Julia provided. She used Midjourney, but we tested this with other tools with good results. Tweak it as you need!
White cat with red and white striped tail shaped like a candy cane, outside in the snow, cinematic, ultra realistic, heavily detailed, —v 4
Long-term, Julia would like to learn more about minting NFTs. She’d also like to develop her skills and find pathways to monetization or provide workshops for others.
NFTs or non-fungible tokens are a type of digital asset that represent ownership of a unique item or piece of content, such as a digital artwork or collectible. Some people have criticized NFTs, saying they are a speculative bubble or that their underlying technology is not being used in an effective way. Others argue NFTs have the potential to revolutionize the way we think about digital ownership and the way artists and creators are compensated for their work.
Support Julia’s journey via her LinkTree social links.