Qualifications and skills
I have a Bachelor of Design from Victoria University, majoring in graphic design and advertising. In the 20-plus years since graduating I have been working either for large companies or running my own design business dealing with a broad range of business entities.
With a massive turn towards web based marketing and advertising I have up skilled throughout the years and along with regular printed graphic material can also produce basic audio-visuals, websites and a range of online advertising.
In order to maintain client privacy I do not show examples of past work on this site but please enquire if you would like to see examples of any of my work and I will send them directly.
New Zealand-wide design
I'm based in Ashburton, which is an hours drive south of Christchurch city in Mid-Canterbury.
Fortunately the nature of graphic design and the wonders of technology allows me to work for clients virtually anywhere - so please use the contact form to get in touch.
Graphic services include...
I literally have 20 years design experience and can make your business anything from initial logo designs right through stationery, signage, vehicle branding and a website to suit your budget and business needs.
• LOGO DESIGN & BRANDING – Designing logos is possibly my favourite design task and I have done many! I can help people from initial sketches right through to generation of digital vector files that will retain quality used at any size in any application.
• CORPORATE DESIGN – I can assist in designing a brand to go across all aspects of a companies needs. Everything from company folders and corporate profiles to gift merchandise including pens, cups, mouse mats, USB flash drives etc
• STATIONERY - Business cards, Letter heads, Invoices, Memos, Compliment cards, Labels, Dockets, Quotes – you name it I can design it for you and arrange to have it printed for the best price for the quantity you require.
• SIGN DESIGNS – from single-use site signs through to massive scale billboards. I work with great local sign writers or can outsource to any business, anywhere. I also design flags and banners for shows and promotions and deal with some national companies that offer very good rates for printing these.
• ADVERTISING – I can help with advertising concepts and campaigns, writing wording and copy, arranging photos/artwork, booking media and laying up the advertising.
• VEHICLE BRANDING – Canvas truck sides, truck backs and mud flaps. Basic vehicle branding through to complete vehicle wraps.
• WEBSITE DESIGN – In the past five years I have designed and executed more than ten websites. I work with a wonderful provider who does all the technical bits and between us we create a website to suit the client and allows them to easily change or add content to their site themselves at no additional cost.
• PACKAGING – I have designed some unique packaging for various companies to protect and display their products. Plastic or cardboard, directly printed onto and die cuts – what ever works best and at the best price.
• CATALOUGUE & BOOK LAYOUT – I have designed a number of company catalogues, larger booklets and books that have been commercially printed.
• PHOTOGRAPHY & AUDIO VISUALS AND DRONE FOOTAGE – I am able to do very basic photography when needed and know great photographers around the South Island to contact for getting the best look for the clients needs. Many also use drones and can shoot video footage that I can edit and compile into an audio visual for basic marketing purposes.
• MURAL CONCEPTS AND PAINTING – At one stage murals were what I painted most (the largest of which was 12m long) and I am still willing to take on most walls! Private or community spaces, I love to brighten up and wall and can finish them with graffiti free sealant to ensure it will look great for years to come.
Marketing and promotions
I work with a wide range of businesses daily everything from beauty and fashion boutiques through to international drilling, timber and horticultural companies.
Some clients simply require a brochure or stationery to fulfill their needs, others want a full marketing plan including strategies, budgets, advertising campaign concepts, photography and design.
Marketing services include...
- PLANNING & STRATEGIES
- MARKET RESEARCH
- BOOKING ADVERTISING MEDIA
What are my fees?
My fees are very competitive because I work from home but at the same time I sometimes need to work my time around my part time job and children. So long as clients understand this from the outset there shouldn’t be any issues.
Please note: I am not registered for GST.