Web design / App / Logo Design / Stationery
These annual roports are made for an media business arena in Christchurch. We needed Corporate and Residential direction and flowing typography. We wanted to express Strong and Self awareness in the dark nights, and the streaming of surveillance, Corporate and Residential rolling discreetly into one another but being different for each market. This typography also winds super hero polarity of existence into the artful form of strong clear and trusted.
Established by Anthony Leighs in 1995, Leighs Construction has grown into a multi-million dollar business. The South Island operations are managed from our head office in Christchurch, with our Auckland branch having opened in 2015.
I was freelanced by Q Brand to design for this ptich for Leighs construction profile. I was briefed to design the use of strong use of colour, and to showcase there imagery, the design was to have a magazine feel to it that appealed less corporate, i designed each page with the care of typography and for the potential reader to feel confident reading the profile. We use bold colour with using the shape “L” placing copy in between the shapes consistency through out the brand, including positioning statements.
The client wanted something modern and clean with something different in a experience of opening a profile, so I designed a layout that was reflected on what they do best, with a special opening page cover, with the orange behind the black cover, stitched bounded, the typography design is crafted to meander across the pages, timeless and intriguing, like all of work, is designed to set our clients in good steed for years to come. I did this job at Q an agency.
The New Zealand
International Cello Festival
Publication / Photography / Booklet
The New Zealand International Cello Festival and Competition (formerly known as the Adam International Cello Festival)
was the vision of Professor Alexander Ivashkin, while on the staff at the University of Canterbury School of Music. His goal was to present the opportunity for gifted young musicians in New Zealand to meet and compete with their international peers. He became the Artistic Director of the festival, which was first held in Christchurch in 1995 with acclaimed Russian cellist, pianist and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich, becoming the festival’s patron. We were asked to design a booklet that provided information and reflected there talent and musical skills
Smoke and Mirrors
Typography design / Posters / Publication
This was a poster made for an art exhibition in Dunedin. How do we captivate the rambling eye of the roaming someone’s who might be trawling the streets for a reason to step inside your art theatre, gallery and bookstore? We figured to say ‘come on in’ we’ve got it all, needed fun and flowing typography. We wanted to express movement and the wave of art, theatre and culture rolling discreetly into one another, as it does the culture we’re woven within. This typography also winds the black and white polarity of existence into the artful form of craftily honed words, legibly, blurring the world between words, form and art.
Publications / leaflet / illustration
Award winning design – tracks conveying movement combiningwith contemporary colours and easy to read legibility lever photography and contemporary colours. The Auckland council were planning a network to local towns Howick and Manukau crosstown bus routes which are designed to provide a more direct link to the city centre. The design had to provide simple clear information.
Label design / Webdesign soon / illustration
Freshly hand Crafted in christchurch. Made from organic nuts 'artisan almond-based cheese rolled in dry herbs with rosehips & pink peppercorns. Now this design really had my toes wiggling, this was a vegan cheese product that i really enjoyed, Elegant and rustic mixed together with the organic feel, illustrated by us, the logo was carefully placed in the middle of the artwork, and everything was crafted to spec around it, great cheese great design great client.
Brand launch / Logo design / Web design
This is an American Mall who needed to brighten their existence and to lighten hearts after an extensive renovation. Richmond needed a new image as they launched themselves into a huge marketing campaign designed around the bi-line of ‘we’re growing’. We wanted Richmond to be seen as bright and fresh and with the unconscious expectation of a mall with windows. Sprawling beside a large river the food court had been renovated to utilize the view so this brand image is imbued with natural light. This was pieced into the varied colours of the season with the abstract conveyance of growth, blossoming into something beautiful.
Label design / Promotional
Mt Beautiful is a boutique vineyard that’s demographic is 40+ with a nose for something extraordinary and an eye for something special.The typography was honed into hand drawn perfection and rubbed delicately to convey time, and stately grace. Piecing exquisite elegance with the whirling twist of vines we created typography encased in timeless elegance. The work was designed through gardyneholt in Auckland.
Label was design for Nutrego for people who would like to keep a healthy diet. Antioxidant nutrients help protect the body. An ideal supplement of those who desire to stay good healthy without missing out the fun of enjoying life. The label was to look trust worthy, clean and attractive and easy to see it's self on the shelf. The design was done through an agency, i'm currently working with today.
Brochure / Posters / Brand Launch / Photography
Hafele needed to open the door to design conscious architects who expect a handle to be stunning, before they’ll grab it, let alone recommend it to their clients.
Hafele produce knobs and handles with stunningly fine details but their products naturally muted hues meant creative photography and layout was required to showcase the fact they have bumps and nodules, in all the right places. Stunning typography, clever photography and contemporary colours all rounded into a highly successful brochure with knobs pleasant enough to hang onto, long after the door has been successfully opened.
Brochure / Posters
Yuna is a vehicle, it is an unknown artist to be about to be knownIt is about changing history. It is about learning from others, collaborating with individuals and groups, and presenting meaningful new and exciting engagements in visual culture. Yuna currently exists in satellite form, in an early manifestation. Yuna is a small online gallery that supports visual artists and musicians providing access to an audience through exhibitions, private viewing and an online presence. Networks are important in creativity and Kolektiv aims at being a conduit in this system.
Stationery / Web / logo
Design and landlord management system, for the property boss, using a fresh green and grey images, with colour hover view when browsing, It was a project that is still under development, through a freelance job, The identity design of the shape indicating multiple houses. The Property Boss evolved from the directors' involvement in residential property investment with this experience they manage theinvestment as though it were our own.
Brand / Logo / Website Development
Dead Set is a Christchurch, New Zealand based fashion boutique stocking a mix of international designers, alongside an edited mix of publications, fragrances, curios and collectables.
We also distribute and represent a selection of independent brands, including CVLT Nation, Crap Eyewear, Daniel Palillo, Proudrace and The Ampal Creative.
Logo re-touch / Label /
Selaks approached myself at Gardner Holt, requiring a refined label for one of New Zealand’s most traditional wine brands.
The ‘Wine Makers Favourite’ is their mid level wine and its distinction is conveyed with delicacy and discretion. Although difficult to see in this imagery, finely spun detailing within the base of the foil subtly reminds of bubbles within. The effect of a UV print through the body of the label means that, when seen from different angles, consumers are unconsciously drawn to the fine, sparkly, detail. The typography was tailored to produce an old school, ‘stamp look’ while dots between segments on the label reminds of the delight in bubbles. The theme of ‘traditionally reliable’ ensures this wine continuing to thrive over the test of time.
Web design / App
The client is Established in New Zealand in 1993, they specialist in forestry logistics business. They have over 40 staff with expertise in the application of logistics information technologies to wood supply operations. Around the world they serve the forest industry with a platform of proprietary systems and support services that underpin the management of log harvesting and delivery activities. We designed a brand around forestry, and computer software for trimble, the design may have changed since i had done, but i like what we did i hope you agree.
Logo design / Stationery / Showcase / Label
The client needed a label design to introduce into the wine market, that looked sleek and clean, distinctive, stylish confident, Minimalist, it was targeted towards, fashion people who care the way they look, and what they drink We were asked to promote into fashionable health magazines to exploit there launch, it was a nice drink of honey wine i must say.
Fresh out of culinary school after switching gears from a career in data processing, Douglas Nelson found himself falling back on a familiar hobby.
Roughly eight years ago a friend taught him how to brew his own kombucha and soon he was producing small batches for personal use. As his graduation from the culinary arts program at City College of San Francisco neared in December 2016, Nelson gave more serious consideration to expanding the operation.
“There aren’t any kombucha breweries on the Peninsula,” Nelson said. “Why not give us a home team kind of kombucha?”
Posters / illustrations
The Tannery is a boutique shopping emporium on the banks of the Heathcote River in Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand. The old industrial precinct from the 19th century is now home to a retail complex boasting stunning architecture and art, and home to a concentration of boutique shops; a hub of creativity and hospitality, retail, craft and entertainment. Its a lovely place to adventure. I designed this idea through Q Agency as another pitch, it was an rough idea but it had potential if we had more time to developed.