We Are

Meet our collective. Our complementary skills and varied personalities come together to create cohesive design solutions.

You may not always find us in the studio - maybe we're surfing, working on-site with our clients, or having a roll down at the Ahuriri Bowling Club, but you can guarantee our brains are ticking over 24/7 because we live design.

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Al

Al

Up until the age of 30 I’d never lived anywhere for more than 2 years.

Rather unsettling in some respects, but the constant moving taught me how to quickly adapt to new situations, and blessed me with an open mind and listening ears – an advantage in the creative industry. I trained in London back in the 80’s giving me about 25 years experience (crickey, doesn’t feel that long).

Tom

Tom

Design naturally mixes in with my lifestyle.

I love the spontaneity, the interaction, the mixing, the journey and the unique result. I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up in a classic kiwi rural environment.

I always enjoy the challenge of working with limited resources to come up with the best solutions. I believe in changing my perspective as much as possible to source inspiration, getting amongst our natural playground where exploration is always the driver.

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Liv

Ross

Band on the run…

I’m the roaming representative for Band.
I’ve been mates with Al & Tom & the folks at Band since forever, with many an hour spent surfing, laughing, joking & working magic on brilliant creative outcomes.

Based back in my home town, the mighty Manawatu, close to family (daughters always need their Dad close by) I’m here to introduce you to the power of Band on your business.

Being the oldest Band member, what really rocks me is experiencing the combined enthusiasm, skill and dedication of this design team in action.

Nath

Nath

I have been in the design industry for 16 years, both in New Zealand and in the UK.

I've worked in agencies in London and more recently in Devon, UK working as a designer and photographer.

Now back in my home town, I'm enjoying working with a great bunch of people and all that the Bay has to offer :)

Mike

Mike

Originally from the US, I've been working as a designer for over 15 years.

I joined the band with the desire to work with like-minded creative thinkers and doers. I'm passionate about design and love collaborating with companies and entrepreneurs that embrace it in the same way.

When not in front of a mac, I love getting outdoors in the beautiful bay and beyond - biking, camping, swimming, playing music and cooking to name but a phew... Life is good.

Kate

Kate

the bubble has landed.
and what a place.
friendly creatures, blue ocean and exciting creative thinkers.
wow.

Snowboarding, fine art, house-bus living, 2 whippersnippets, mt biking, design, thinking, drawing, wakeboarding, yoga, slow food and light living...

Liv

Liv

One of the newer members of Band... and so the adventure begins!

I am enthusiastic, ready to learn and surrounded by extremely talented and passionate creative people what could be more exciting!

If Im not at my computer working some creative magic, Im out beating the pavement keeping fit, working on my boxing techniques at the gym or in the kitchen baking up a storm. Keeping fit and baking go hand-in-hand right its all about balance :)

Sune

Sune

Jumping aboard the bandwagon has been an extremely valuable experience with a steep learning trajectory unlike any other.

I arrived at Band looking to find some work experience and ended up as the intern! My passion for Art & Design has allowed me to work here as well as completing my Visual Arts & Design degree simultaneously. Whew!

Being the youngest here, the inspiration that comes from seeing the talent of the experienced designers around me is just pure gold!

Rach

Rach

I’m the solo “Admin” bandshee...

My hats here include Pay Clerk, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Manager, Admin Go-To-Person and Sergeant Major (crickey these creative people don’t like following the rules).

So when I’m not working at a job that brings a smile I’m nurturing my love of family, friends, good food, wine and many forms of sport.

No other job has ever given me so many laughter lines or good coffee.