Alice is a creative practitioner with a keen interest in designing interactive experiences that support mental wellbeing, good care, and creative reflection. She has worked at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as a sessional tutor, guest lecturer, and research assistant.
She is currently completing a PhD at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), designing creative care resources to support those who have experienced trauma. She continues her freelance work in her spare time, indulging in her love for traditional illustration, rotoscope, graphic design and writing poetry.
She has presented her designs internationally, including at the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, to students and staff at the Singapore Republic Polytechnic, at the Oxford Internet Institute, and at the IxD16 Conference in Helsinki, Finland.
Brown, A. V., & Choi, J. H.-J. (2018). Refugee and Post-Trauma Journeys in the Fuzzy Front End of Co-Creative Practices. In PDC '18: Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference -Volume 1, August 20-24, 2018, Hasselt and Genk, Belgium. https://doi.org/10.1145/3210586.3210598
Brown, A. V., & Choi, J. H.-J. (2017). Towards Care-based Design: Trusted Others in Nurturing Posttraumatic Growth outside of Therapy. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (pp. 56–63). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3083671.3083703
Brown, A. V, Choi, J. H, Shakespeare-Finch, J. (2018) Care Towards Posttraumatic Growth in the Era of the Digital Economy. CoDesign Special Issue: Repositioning CoDesign in the age of platform capitalism: from sharing to caring. https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2019.1631350
Choi, J. H., Payne, A. , Hart, P. and Brown, A. (2018), Creative Risk‐Taking: Developing Strategies for First Year University Students in the Creative Industries. The International Journal of Art and Design Education. https://rdcu.be/7MXt
Recipient - The John Hartley Oxford Institute Summer Doctoral Programme Scholarship
Winner - Best in Category 'Expressing' - IxDAwards 2016
Finalist - 'Expressing' & 'Connecting' categories IxDAwards 2016
Queensland University of Technology Academic Excellence Scholarship - in support of Post-graduate studies
Australian Post-graduate Awards Scholarship
OzCHI Student design challenge - WINNER 2016
Interactive and Visual Design Honours Memorial Scholarship 2014
First Class Honours – Interactive and Visual Design 2014
The Deans List for Academic Excellence – 2012, 2013, 2014
The Golden Key International Honours Society 2011
Elio Moda Tailoring Award 2009
Interaction 16 - IxDA Conference - Helsinki, Finland
Ars Electronica Festival 2013 & 2014, Linz - Austria
Robotronica 2013 - Brisbane, Australia
Shape of Things to Come 2013 & 2014 - Brisbane, Australia
The Managerie - Solo Exhibition 2015 - Brisbane, Australia
Bleeding Heart Cafe – Solo Exhibition 2014 - Brisbane, Australia
Fine Arts majoring in Interactive and Visual Design (First Class Honours, GPA: 7)
Advanced Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Research Assistant at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Tutor at QUT - Visual Communication, Graphic design and Illustration, Design for Interactive Media, Visual Interactions, Design and Creative Thinking.
Public Programs Facilitator – Creative Industries Precinct
Freelance Illustration and Graphic Design including works for Papas and Pace and The Prince Charles Hospital
Co-curator for Illuminate: Interactive and Visual Design Graduate Exhibition
Curatorial Assistant at the Creative Industries Precinct, QUT.