Turning 25 is a big deal. So to celebrate, we decided it was time for a new-look logo to go with our website rebranding.
The original red, white & blue Kiwi in the triangle logo was actually created through a logo competition, back in the 80’s. It’s been adapted throughout the years and spawned new logos; the corners have been rounded and new colours introduced. Which was another reason we wanted to change — to consolidate and create more cohesive branding.
As a designer it’s always good to keep up with the best of the best in New Zealand, and it is always inspiring to go along to talks like the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best of the Best Designers Speak. These sorts of events always inspire me and remind me of why I chose to be a designer in the first place. (more…)
Recently Nigel took part in a Street Art event held at a very modern church, The Upper Room, TUR, in Newmarket . The goal was to introduce the young members of the church to different types of art and to give them the opportunity to make their mark on their own space.
It is with both happiness and sadness that I write my final blog. I am happy and excited as I am off to start a big adventure exploring the world (well, just Europe for now but it is good place to start) but sad because I am leaving the best job I have ever had.
Just over two years ago, Transformer made the brave decision to take on this loud, fresh out of training, very talkative girl they knew little about. They have trained and nurtured me into a person who now feels confident to take on the next stage of More >
Well OK, maybe not quite ‘nothing’, but you know the kind of brief where you’ve got very little time, no budget for a photoshoot and all the client can give you is some terrible photos they shot on their phone through a car window in the rain. You’re feeling a bit guilty about jumping straight onto istock again as you’ve fallen back on that solution a few too many times lately. So, what’s left? DIY.
My absolute hero of making-stuff-out-of-not-very-much-design is Reid Miles, the man behind Blue Note’s iconic jazz covers of the 50′s and 60′s (he carried on into the More >
We have designed various Information Memorandums for real estate agency Jones Lang LaSalle, but this is one of our most recent ones for the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. (more…)
What do a design company and a marketing consultant have in common? Everything!
When Nigel asked me to share their new space and provide help with their clients, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse… (more…)
Amnesty International is running an exhibition and Trademe auction of tiny art created on Beehive matchboxes. The exhibition has been named Strike and we had the pleasure of designing all of the promo material. We started with a laser light and photographed it with a slow shutter speed to produce the Strike logo and overall identity. We then incorporated these elements into the brochure, artist cards and invitations. (more…)
Recently I came across this collection of inspiring building artwork. I haven’t yet been lucky enough to encounter anything like these in real life but can imagine they would definitely put a smile on your face. (more…)
Atoll’s recent release, ‘Solo’ by Santiago Canon Valencia, is the latest in the catalogue to receive a 5 star review from William Dart in the NZ Herald. (more…)