Away on business

I’ve taken on a design job, so I won’t be available for new clients, except in some awesome cases. Get in touch if I know you, or if you have something particularly interesting or creative, or community-focused. Unfortunately I won’t be available for things that take a lot of time and grunt work.


I'm a graphic designer in Dunedin, New Zealand. I work on visual things like illustration, visual identities, information design, document design and typesetting. And visual and UX design for websites and applications. I also help people with writing and editing, getting their content together and structuring it. I used to teach design at university (communication design, drawing, and interaction design) and also design and art  and art history at high school. Before that I was a teacher aide for kids with rough backgrounds and learning disabilities. Before that I was an odd-job man and a bum. Before that I was a kid.

I love coming up with things that work well for people. I'm about ideas, good processes, clear thinking, usability, plain language, original illustration and photography, and good typography. Good design is a magic and satisfying mix of these kinds of things. And honesty, asking many questions, empathy and learning from experience. 

Outside of design and work I'm into my kids, family and friends, music, nature stuff, reading, art, snow, water, beer, dancing, football, cricket, nonsense, robots, pencils, clocks, fish, architecture, comics, dogs, road trips, dumb jokes, mundane photographic landscape prints, and old musical organs.