I will approach every job from a new angle, as an outsider looking in. If something has been done a hundred times before, unless it's still wholly, head-turningly spectacular, don't expect me to follow the template.
Doesn't matter how long I've been doing this, there's always a whole lot of knowledge lurking out there to be absorbed. I'm as prepared to learn new stuff as I am to teach what I already know to others. That said, the basic tenets of design are unchanged from before the first pixel was ever generated.
27 years of graphic design and print experience, including full time employment as a newspaper production manager, corporate graphic designer for medium sized entities, prepress and IT manager for print companies and tertiary institution, and fully half of that time spent self-employed or sole charge (no one else to blame).
- Annual General Reports
- Price Books
- Print Design
- Print Production
12 years web design, self taught in the days of slow, laborious handcoding. Unique sites designed for you, not copied and pasted from the last client.
- Website Planning
- Goal Setting
- Brand Design
- Objective Priority
- Latest Technology
- Shortcuts Available
50+ years (that's embarrasing) as an illustrator! Won several art prizes as a little tyke. Then 27 years using software. Again won a national design competition in 1992. Nothing too big or too small. I have won international awards for digital illustration and have taught it at tertiary level.
- Explanatory Diagrams
- Cartoon Characters
- Custom Icons
I Bet that you have seen some of my brands over the years. Total branding and logo packages from large company rebrands to small start-ups seeking a logo on a budget. My logos are unique, not downloaded or copied. Check out my book "THE LOGO HANDBOOK" on Amazon and iTunes.
- Work to a Budget
- Unique Design
- Complete Research
- Advisory Service
- Assistance with Company Naming
A wide experience as marketing manager for small and medium businesses, making sure the material I create gets results.
I have written books on Photoshop and taught it at tertiary level. I can either do it for you or teach you to do it yourself.
I can teach subjects such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Digital or Web Design etc. to groups or individuals.
Post production on your own video, or video production from scratch. Add a polish to your website and brand.
As the author of eight books I can occasionally structure a sentence or two. Don't agonise over your wording – get me to do it.
Have an idea for an e-book but don't know what to do next? I can help with every aspect right through to sales.
A very new skill, for sure, but one that has seen me create apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phones. Cool stuff!
If you have complex ideas that you need to get accross to people with less complex minds, a good graphic can help.
Render 3D products into realistic situations for use in marketing and intructional manuals.
Shop display? Trade fair stand? Permanent showroom display? I have examples of all of these.
From simple logo placement to complete car wraps, I'm responsible for 30+ vehicles to date.
I'm not a signwriter but I spent four years at a sign company and won an NZSDA award.
Past WorkA selection of some of the projects and campaigns
I've worked on over 27 years. (see all)
Retro BarBranding, logo and sign design
BodyArt PosterPhoto illustration for tattoo festival
Harbourside BrochureThree-colour brochure for subdivision
Isis CosmeticsBranding, brochures, barcodes etc.
Strathnaver BrochureFull colour brochure for subdivision
About KidsBranding for home child care
Wedgelock ProductsEnhancement of 3D CAD files
CoastlandsColouring-in graphic and poster
CinnamonShop design and signage
Vehicle skinReal Estate Agent vehicle
BritomartTrain colour scheme
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