Post Archive – get digg'n

Hear ye hear ye... what follows is a fine collection of my personal posts created on our move from Auckland to Nelson during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2018. Some gems in here! Get reading ...

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Corporate Fashion Awards

By Simon Owen / July 12, 2008

Oops, I did it again!This is a clip I produced to announce finalists and winners at the NBR Style Setter 2008 awards.  

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Feeling alright

By Simon Owen / July 14, 2008

The New Zealand Child Care Association had it’s annual conference last weekend. I was asked to produce the ‘feel good’ closing piece on the last day. These things are great fun to put together and I’m looking forward to working on a few more. YouTube perfection, here I come!

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Comix as movies

By Simon Owen / July 18, 2008

Oh boy, I’m excited. My favorite graphic novel, Watchmen, is currently in production as a full length animated feature. See the just released trailer here…

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Kings of Rugby

By Simon Owen / August 28, 2008

I’m just about to send the latest ‘collectors edition’ of Paul Verdon’s Kings of Rugby to the printers. This is a 256 page commemorative book on the famous 1959 Lions Tour of New Zealand. Only 490 books will be printed and each book has been personally signed by the surviving All Blacks and Lions players.…

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Life immitating (commercial) Art

By Simon Owen / September 3, 2008

The Nelson Lakes proved to be a winning location for the front cover image of the latest CCH New Zealand Updating Services catalogue. With my busy studio now based in the beautiful South Island there are many opportunities for me to visit these iconic places. Here is a recent shot of me on the jetty…

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finding my sealegs

By Simon Owen / September 18, 2008

Sealegs International Limited Vice President of Sales – North America – has given Envisage Design the responsibility of tailoring various overseas marketing collateral. A long-time follower (and shareholder) in Sealegs, let’s just say that I’m very buoyant about our prospects of working together!

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hard day at the office

By Simon Owen / September 25, 2008

Being a freelancer in Nelson is the best. There is just SO much to see and do outside of the office. Today I took a ride to the top of the Barnicote Range and the view was spectacular!Like the economy these days – what goes up must come down. But that doesn’t mean it should…

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designing for the community

By Simon Owen / September 29, 2008

I’m lending my design services to many worthwhile conferences that involve our communities. They include: The Professional Association for Gifted Education Perioperative Nurses College of NZNO Alzheimers New Zealand The Australian & New Zealand Burn Association Have a look at some of the design solutions I have come up with below…

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Pecha Kucha Nelson

By Simon Owen / October 17, 2008

I presented at the 2nd Nelson Pecha Kucha evening last night. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format for creative work originally devised by Architects (KDa) in Tokyo, Japan in 2003. A Pecha Kucha night is an event format in which presenters show a slideshow of 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds…

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iPhone in the corporate design business

By Simon Owen / November 3, 2008

If you’re like me, and you love your iPhone for it’s wide variety of applications and uncanny ability to have your office in your pocket, keep reading. As a self-employed creative, I’m always discovering new ways of incorporating my 3G iPhone into everyday tasks. Calling it a phone is a bit of a misnomer in…

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