Designer finds joy in creative life

AMY Bonney - or Amy Joy as she is known when performing - has many faces.

During the day, the 20 year old is a graphic designer, in her spare time she creates stunning jewellery and, whenever she gets a spare chance, she is off performing her original music at a gig.

The Warwick State High School graduate finished her secondary studies in 2005 before taking a couple of gap years in the Rose City.

Then the first move, which she always knew would happen, came when she scooted off to Brisbane to study a double diploma in graphic design, multimedia and advertising at Martin College.

“I only started playing guitar and writing songs about two years ago,” Miss Bonney said.

The first time she performed her original music in Brisbane was at an open mic night at a cafe in West End.

The cafe liked her so much, they asked her to perform a gig and, since then, she hasn't looked back.

“I will be the support act for Elias at BlackStar Coffee soon in West End. I love performing, I don't get nervous,” Miss Bonney said.

“I said as soon as I went to Brisbane, 'I will never come back to Warwick'. It seems to have worked out well. It is the perfect starting point for design.”

She has written about 30 songs which she regularly performs and will be entertaining today in the Rose City at the opening day of the Jazz Up Your Nest art exhibition at Fledge Design Studio.

Miss Bonney believes the Warwick cafes would benefit from having more live music.

Catch her music at www.myspace.com/amybonney



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