Mahuki, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

I’m in the middle of an 8 week design contract at the incubator Mahuki. Mahuki is an innovation hub at Wellington’s Te Papa museum that is embracing technology. The aim is to give visitors an interactive experience and access to their extensive collection. 

Within Mahuki there are a number of projects and products being developed. I am leading the Design and UX during a rapid cycle of design and development on one of these digital products. Looking forward to share the results!

 Observations at “Gutenberg the Musical” - a musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. These Observations are part of the UX Research I am implementing for the product.

Observations at “Gutenberg the Musical” - a musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. These Observations are part of the UX Research I am implementing for the product.

Emma Makes

The very talented Emma Mccleary invited me to have a think about a design refresh for her maker business 'Emma Makes'. When you receive a package with an Emma Makes sticker, you know you are in for a treat! The design is adaptable, meaning it works with Emma's colourful product and process photography, amazing gift wrapping, online shop and social media pages.

Spending time with Emma in her Featherston making space was really enjoyable. The studio is an Aladdin's cave of "stuffed kitten and whale toys, cushions, last runs of pencils and one-off bags". You can see and buy the wonderful makings of Emma online at: www.emmamakes.com

Ngā manaakitanga Te Kura o Paetūmokai.

Work on the Visual Identity Development for Featherston School is near complete. Just a few more jobs behind the scenes and helping the school roll out the visual identity. Signage is installed and the website is live. It's been a fun, interesting and extremely rewarding first rainbow project. We are extremely grateful to the amazing school team and whānau for giving us the opportunity to turn their shared vision and values into a brighter identity that reflects the vibrant school community.

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A 'sign' of things to come at Featherston School | Te Kura o Paetūmokai

Henshaw Signs in Porirua delivered the signage for Featherston School yesterday, we popped down to open the school gate for them and inspect the print work. The result is great, and it is good to see the design at scale after months of looking at it on a screen.

As it is school holidays, the signage is being stored until the kids are back and we can install the signage with a blessing.

Looking forward to Light Dial III

Looking forward to this! Laura Mousavi is Devonshire Collective's guest curator and invited me to create a poster that would create excitement and interest around a show she has been working on. Mousavi wanted a poster that included and showcased a number of events and collaborations that are taking place, including an exhibition, off-site performance and live happening. The video teaser was designed to compliment the text rich poster with imagery, to give visitors a taste of the visuals and sounds they can look forward to!

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About a Circle and a Square

In 2010 I designed a new visual identity and logo for the Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF). Since its inception, the BPF has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the UK, attracting over 60,000 visitors in 2014. Despite a number of designers working with the organisation each year on the website and brochure design, the logo I designed back in 2010 is remarkably and fully in tact. I know I have most likely jinxed this  by saying it out loud. But it makes a designer happy to see their design going long haul!

 

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Light Dial III

I have been working with UK based and long time collaborator, curator, artist and writer: Laura Mousavi. Mousavi has commissioned me to start work on a poster for a month long happening. Light Dial part 3 is the continuation of an ongoing experimental collaborative project between Collectress (artists/musicians Rebecca Waterworth, Quinta, Caroline Buckley and Alice Eldridge), and artist duo Rutter & Bennett. Light Dial premiered at Rambert In The Making in December 2016

http://www.rambert.org.uk/performances/in-the-making/

Rainbow Projects

Rosie Scott and I are currently working together as Rainbow Projects. We are in the middle of developing a visual identity for Featherston School through interior architecture and graphic design. Rosie is an Interior Designer.

 Photograph Willow Henderson

Photograph Willow Henderson

 Impression Signage

Impression Signage

Type workshop

A type workshop during Booktown to introduce kids to lettering and fonts, and after a few workshops they will design their own letters.