Our Staff

Joanna Gould

Development Manager

Joanna Gould is an arts manager who is currently based in Brooklyn working with Going Down Swinging in development. She has been working in the creative community in Australia for the last ten years and has a double major in History and Fine Art with a Masters of Art Curatorship. She has held roles as Curatorial Assistant for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Festival Director of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival and was the previous General Manager of Going Down Swinging.

Renata Carli


Renata is a fiction writer, editor and lapsed zine-maker. She was the recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award and has posted her zines to all corners of the earth. She is currently attempting to read everything on her bookshelf while she completes her master’s degree.

Georgia Coldebella

Online Editor, News and Features

Georgia studied philosophy and literature before setting her sights on the lucrative field of publishing. Most recently she completed her masters in creative writing, exploring fairy tale adaptations as a means to express identity. She dabbles in writing, editing and drawing, has worked with publications from youth magazines to uni journals to litmags, and spends her time trying to adopt other people’s cats.

Jacqui Hagen

Digital Developer

Jacqui Hagen is Going Down Swinging’s Digital Developer. Jacqui has worked across digital and print publishing for the past decade, writing and editing publications for Thames and Hudson, The Field Institute, and Studio Propeller. Jacqui has worked in communications and design roles for numerous arts and environmental organisations, as well as managing projects that assist communities transition to renewable energy across Australia. Having worked extensively in web design, Jacqui enjoys exploring new and interesting ways of publishing literary content online in her role with Going Down Swinging.

Elizaveta Maltseva

Operations Manager

Elizaveta first joined GDS in 2016 as a feisty young Special Projects Manager. Now she has the daily task of herding the creative cats (GDS editors) as the Operations Manager. She is a practising artist and regularly exhibits in Melbourne and abroad. Elizaveta is the director of international, cross-disciplinary project Return Flight and in the remaining hours of the day she runs Rokeby Studios and Rokeby Gallery. She was born in Moscow, has lived in the south of England and Scotland, and always has her hand on her passports.

Magenta Sheridan


Magenta is an editor, writer and comics enthusiast. She recently completed her honours thesis in creative writing and was awarded the Melbourne Writers Festival Creative Writing Prize. She also edits fiction for Voiceworks and runs creative writing workshops across Melbourne.

Hollen Singleton

Online Editor, Features and Community

Hollen Singleton is the features and community editor at Going Down Swinging and moonlights at Meanjin. They write fiction, mostly.

Matthew Tambellini

Marketing and Design Manager

More Studio is a community and culturally driven graphic design practice founded by Matthew Tambellini in his home town of Melbourne, Australia. Having worked independently since beginning of 2015, he has a strong focus on creating outcomes through collaboration and experimentation, working with clients closely from beginning to end, and helping them realise their projects with a unique voice.