WHAT IS THE DRAFT COLLECTIVE?

THE DRAFT COLLECTIVE IS A COLLECTION OF LIKE-MINDED FOLK, INTERESTED IN CREATIVE EXPLOITS THAT CAN BE MADE by, AND SHARED to, THE WORLD.

The Draft Collective was founded by Jess and Ash after many beers and sentences that began 'what about if we...' The idea developed over a year and along the way The Draft Collective picked up some much needed artistic support, with VB taking on  the role as designer and Carly stepping up as our in-house photographer.  

Anastasia "Ash" Hardman

Co-founder of The Draft Collective, Editor of Shorts

Living in  Sydney her whole life, Ash has been writing stories since she was very small. Her first major work was an eleven strong series of books starring a fairy named 'Cassandra' and some fairly average spelling. Her spelling is still terrible but luckily her co-editor picks up the slack. She has four Instagram accounts including one dedicated entirely to weaving and also co-writes food blog.

Jessica "Jessie" Harvie

Co-founder of The Draft Collective, Editor of Shorts

Jess is a former lawyer and former technophobe, but currently works at a tech company that has robots but no printer. She can write a pretty great sentence but finds it really difficult to finish a story, which drives her co-editor crazy. But she has good grammar and a keen eye for typos which kind of makes up for it. 

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Virginia 'VB' Batstone

Head of  Graphic Design, Designer for Shorts

VB is the newest member of The Draft Collective and the reason that Shorts looks so damn good. She is our design guru and, with a cool head and great eye, she is our consultant on all things style. VB worked patiently on The Draft Collective’s logo, as well as the logo for Shorts and the whole look and feel of each collection. She works at BMF as a 'Finished Artist'. That’s her real title and we love it.

Carly 'Santorini' Earl

Head of Photography, Picture Editor for Shorts

Hailing from the Hunter, Carly joined The Draft Collective as a fully fledged member in mid-2015. She is our resident photographic genius but when she’s not shooting incredible images for Shorts, she is a legit photojournalist, producer, assistant director and film all-rounder. Carly co-owns her own production company, Charcoal Productions.


We are always excited to get feedback, thoughts or just to hear your general musings. Contact us by sending us an email to hello@thedraftcollective.com.  Or follow us on Twitter or Instagram using the links at the bottom of the page.


© Copyright 2016 The Draft Collective unless otherwise indicated. All Rights Reserved. Photos by Carly Earl.