refreshingly creative

Creative design solutions for over 30 years

For corporate and self-published authors
Designed and deployed using WordPress
Making sense of complex information
Themes for Corporate & Academic Events
For various artisan FMG food products

"If you don't take risks, you will always work for someone who does."

Welcome to my personal website!

This site is a design and layout experiment - it's not pretty or perfect (like my Nelson NZ website design studio work), but it's fun! This place let's me try out some cool web design techniques in my own personal space on the interwebs.

For privacy and ethical reasons, I am not on social media. Instead, find out more about the real me by connecting the old fashioned way - by phone, text or email.

It is a pleasure having you here. Read some old-school blog archives, learn about my freelance design career, or visit my full-time creative design studio at Tintagel in Nelson NZ.

CAANZ Media Awards 2009 My multimedia skills were put to good use again at the 2009 CAANZ Media Awards on Friday night.    The (much loved) NBR Best Dressed Award was presented by Paul Henry and...

Designing with Principals in mind

I had the job of designing a look for the New Zealand Principals' Federation Annual Conference last week. The conference this year will be in Palmerston North - home of windfarms!Check out the...

Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

I'm not partaking in this Recession; my freelance studio has been extremely busy of late. The scientists at NIWA (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research) asked me to put together their (inaugural) Conference Handbook last...

Helping to prepare young creatives for industry

I am now a contract tutor at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has campuses in Nelson and Blenheim, each offering programmes that complement the business and...

Wine design

Designing a new wine label is challenging!Below are 2 solutions I came up with for an Australian Wholesaler. Which one do you like?

My students finish their first project

  I'm 14 weeks into teaching a talented class 'Intoduction to Digital Studio Techniques'.   The class are responding well to having a bona fide full-time freelancer imparting pearls of hard-earnt industry wisdom....

Enjoy some of my fave eye-candy

“The reality we now face implores us to act.”

Founder & Chairman,The Climate Reality Project