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Graphic Design: Willa & Mae


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Willa and Mae design stunning sleepwear for women. We were asked to redesign their logo to better suit their upcoming cotton range as well as the silks they’re so renowned for.

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Web Design : Anton Forde Art

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 5.54.05 pmFour years ago we designed a website for Anton Forde just as he began carving his name as a sculptor on Waiheke Island. Since then he has gone on to become one of the country’s most sought-after talents. As such, his website needed a ‘refresh’ in order to better do justice to the breadth of his stunning work. The results can be seen here.

Graphic Design : Drive Waiheke

Brand and strategy development for a new rental car company launching on Waiheke Island specialising in quality 4WDs. The brand we have created for Drive Waiheke conveys the relaxed ‘beachy’ nature of Waiheke as well as its somewhat ‘challenging’ terrain which is best explored in a 4WD!

Circular logo for spare wheel cover of the Toyota RAV4s in the fleet;

within circle for RAV4

Business cards – front and back;

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DL Flyers – front and back;

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Web Design : Waiheke Is. Weddings & Events

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Click on the image above to see the full website we have recently designed for Waiheke Island Weddings and Events. We also designed their new logo and brand identity.

Graphic Design : Waiheke Is. Weddings & Events

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Having recently purchased ‘Waiheke Island Weddings & Events‘, Michelle Gras asked us to work with her to make it feel like her own.

The name of the company was to remain the same and this presented the only major design challenge – it’s a lot of words to fit into a logo! Otherwise Michelle’s new brief to develop a brand which was “luxurious, graceful and enchanting … with a little timelessness thrown in for good measure!” was a dream one.

We used the initials of the company name in a bespoke elegant font to create an instantly recognisable symbol for her brand. The initials can stand alone or be accompanied by the full name of the company if space allows.

We have also just put the finishing touches on Michelle’s new website – a dream project for a dream client!


Web design : Beeswax Books is now live! We have loved designing this online shop with Anna Thede for her publishing company, Beeswax Books. Her first book, ‘Juicy the Peach and the Popcorn Palaver’ is a riot – a wholelottalaughs with some great learnings for kids thrown in. We’re very proud of our friend and can’t wait to see ‘Juicy’ explode into the world. There’s a free whoopee cushion with every purchase if you get in quick! homepage

Site design, popcorn throwing and photography by us. We also designed their logo. Shop powered by Shopify.

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Juicy the Peach spreads

Graphic Design : dmi Homestagers

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Founded by Dinah Malyon 18 years ago, dmi Homestagers was the first homestaging company in New Zealand. While there has never been any doubt that dmi are the best in the business, in order to be  recognised as such, it is vital to look the same – especially in a business which is all about perception and presentation. We were invited to design new branding for dmi that was as sophisticated, professional and elegant as their work.

dmi new business cardDinah and her team were keen to have the emphasis be on ‘Homestagers’ rather than dmi so we incorporated the initials into a frame surround. The bespoke hand-written font conveys the personal nature of their work, while navy and white are an elegant, timeless combination.

We also developed the tagline ‘Styling for Results . Since 1997’ to impart the company’s longevity, experience and focus on achieving the best outcomes for their clients. We hope we’ve done the same for them and can’t wait to see the signage on their new premises!

DMI Homestagers' previous logo

(Above – dmi’s previous branding)

And here it is:

DMI vinyl window signage


Design & Comms : ShipIT

ShipIT logo + one click + iconsWe were recently tasked with rebranding a company called StarshipIt. Being a relatively new company, the management team didn’t want to move too far from their old name (and lose the hard-earned brand recognition they had to date) and yet they recognised that a rebrand was required to take them to the next stage of the business. It needed to be  more in tune with their customer base of eStore operators and reflect the dynamic nature of their offering.

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Old StarShipIt logo

ShipIT is an app that works with e-commerce sites (like magento, shopify, eBay etc.) to simplify the process of shipping goods purchased online. By integrating with courier companies (like DHL, Australia Post etc), ShipIT automates the process of generating postage labels and customs declarations (previously hand-written) and sends customers emails notifying them of their shipment’s progress. In our previous life as a magazine publisher, we would have LOVED ShipIT … honestly, it would have shaved days of work off the time taken to get each new issue out to subscribers and retailers.

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The new brand was launched at the PeSA Annual Internet Conference in May and received great feedback.  Australia Post (one of ShipIT’s major partners) commented that the new logo was “far more in tune with their customer base”.

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We also helped conceptualise and design ShipIT’s stand for the conference – it was pretty different to your usual techy tradeshow booth but totally in line with ShipIT’s values and took potential customers on a truly authentic brand experience.

Along with the rebrand, comes a new website (also conceptualised and designed by us, but built inhouse by the client) and some nifty icons to visually represent what ShipIT offers.

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And their new avatar …

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ShipIT is really going places and we’re pretty excited to be along for the ride!



Here’s a snipped of ShipIT’s blog – designed and built by us. We have also created a lot of the content and developed a unique style of illustrating each blog post with black and white imagery overlaid with graphic elements …

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Graphic Design : Mudbrick Lavender

Mudbrick Lavender bag front vffLavender harvested from the fields of Mudbrick Vineyard needed a beautiful little linen bag to live in so we put together this illustration to be screenprinted on its front. The central chandelier made of lavender stalks is a nod to Mudbrick’s traditional chandelier logo. The lavender pouches are now available for sale in Mudbrick’s cellar shop – they’re terribly cute and smell heavenly.

Graphic Design : Veranda for Sale

Veranda Advice of Sale2-1 Another iconic Waiheke business (and a favourite client) is on the market. From the day Kate Hastings and Lynda Benveniste opened Veranda’s doors just over three years ago it has been a wild success. They have both poured their hearts into Veranda and grown it substantially, but now other projects and hobbies beckon.

We have helped with the sale by designing a window poster, ads for the local posters, writing and posting a trademe ad, promotion on facebook and putting together a document to serve as an Advice of Sale (for which we did the design, copywriting and photography).