The office dogs’ body
My design studio has a new partner. Meet Bindi, the retired Greyhound.
Her job (apart from acting like a 60kmh couch potato), is to make critical creative appraisals, take trips to the café and generally be an all-round dogs’ body. She been on the job for 3 weeks now. So far, so very good.
Like me, she’s quick. Unlike me, she has been associated with royalty.
Here are a few more Greyhound facts:
- Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs. There are drawings of dogs resembling greyhounds in vases and tombs dated from the Ancient Egypt 8000 years ago.
- The greyhound is mentioned in the Old Testament ( Proverbs 30:29-31)
- The greyhound is portrayed by Homer ( Odyssey, 800 B.C.—the only one to recognize Odyseus upon his return was Argus, his greyhound).
Did you know that there is an NZ organisation that specialises in finding homes for retired racing Greyhounds? GAP (Greyhounds As Pets) is an independent charitable trust established by Greyhound Racing New Zealand to find pet homes for retired racing greyhounds.
GelaSkins pimp my tech
GelaSkins NZ store now open at www.Pimped.co.nz DOWNLOAD THE GELASKINS NZ 2010/2011 PRICELIST Like a lot of people these days, I love gadgets. I also love design and originality. This is where GelaSkins manifest themselves as my new-found love affair. GelaSkins are removable vinyl skins for protecting and customizing portable devices. They feature stunning photo-quality graphics…
Inspiration from Asian pop art
I am a huge fan of urban Asian pop culture, and if there is one thing I miss about living in the city this is it. The illustrative style, cuitsy-pie graphics and bold design technique never fail to inspire me. Of course the wide variety of merchandise available is a bonus! My current fave is tokidoki…
Creating a music video in 2 hours
Last week saw me bunkered down in a back room of the Hyatt in Auckland frantically designing a video clip for the NBR Best Dressed at the 2010 CAANZ Media Awards. This clip was put together ‘on the night’ with the help of talented fashion photography Kirsty Harkness at Tiger Tiger. I had 3 Apple…
Envisage launches new website
The new-look Envisage website went live yesterday (15/04/2010). Envisage Design is the name in which I trade my graphic design services under. The new site was built entirely by me using an easy online design technique. Looking under the hood, the code is clean as a whistle and extremely search engine friendly. Most importantly, the…
Sneek-peek at the new-look Envisage
Exciting things are brewing in the studio here in Nelson. My design studio (Envisage) has a self-rebranding project underway. This has been a major task and one that is long overdue. This is a major project and encompasses everything about the Envisage service offering; what it is exactly, and how it is percieved. It’s been a…
New toys in the studio
Xmas has arrived super early here in the Envisage Design studio. Specifically in the shape of a sparky brand new 27-inch iMac. I’m crunching some pretty big data these days, and often multi-tasking between a number applications. My 5 year old intel iMac has been feeling the strain, and if there is one thing I…
One of my creative specialties is designing books and magazines for professional service industries. Working with publishers, editors and marketing departments my creative designs often have a clean, up market, classy look. I say that you should most definitely judge a book by its cover!
Pictured left: 2010 edition law and legislation book titles for CCH New Zealand.
Tourism and events
Exciting design solicits an excited response. Event and tourism promotion requires both.
I use bright and colourful designs to sell the ‘feel good’ factor. I love creating graphics for events and destinations!
Pictured left: Various conference pack design themes for government departments and academic societies.