Peter has been working with The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2014. He provides the team with high-level graphic design and marketing materials such as brochures, postcards, email blasts, presentations, and infographics. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in design and visual communications from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
When did you know that Graphic Design was your unique ability? Have you always loved it?
All throughout school both Art and Design Technology were my favorite subjects. When I learned that these fields could translate into graphic design and a career, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
When I was around 10 years old, I had a typography book filled with hundreds of different fonts. I used to spend my days tracing the type and experimenting with different layouts. My love for design has only grown since then.
What is the best part about being a designer?
For me, seeing the work in the real world is truly exciting. With Coppola-Cheney we’ve worked on branding for several buildings – seeing that work translate to actual signage on a building or on monument signage is so rewarding.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Lately, I’ve been training for a half marathon, so plenty of running as the date gets closer. Next, I’m sure will be a full marathon!
Otherwise, nothing beats spending time with family on the weekends or going to a good movie with friends – I love trying to watch every Oscar film before the Academy Awards!
Where is your favorite country you have visited?
I absolutely loved Japan. Something so peaceful and unique about that country. I cannot wait to get back there again someday.