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Websites. Apps. Installations. Logos. Brands. Design Systems. Billboards. Posters. Conferences. Swag. Advertising Campaigns.

Clients Various
Projects Various
Years 1982—Present
Locations Wellington, London
Roles Creative Director, Head of Design
Agencies Internal, Springload, Tigerspike
Category Startups, Ecommerce, Government, Media
Formats Digital, Brand, Print, Product
Fonts Various
URL N/A

Springload

NZ On Air (Website)

Irirangi Te Motu, NZ On Air (2018)
A website to make it easier to find funding and support for creative projects.

NZ Government Design System (Website)

DIA: NZGDS (2019)
A design system for building accessible New Zealand Government websites.

Noho (Logo)

Formway: Noho (2018)
An abandoned identity design for a new range of products produced by Formway.

Youth Service (Website & Brand)

MSD: Ratonga Taiohi, Youth Service (2020)
A website and rebrand to help connect rangatahi (young people) to support and resources.

Simple Trace (QR Code)

Simple Trace (2020)
A QR code contract tracing system for Covid-19.

Te Papa: Project Draw (Interactive)

Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand: Project Draw | Tuhi (2018)
A prototype interactive drawing tool to help museum visitors discover art and taonga (treasures).

Office of the Chief Freshwater Commissioner (Logo)

Office of the Chief Freshwater Commissioner (2020)
A logo for the office supporting the freshwater commissioner and planning process.

MyACC (Website)

MyACC (2018—2019)
A digital service to help people with injuries get compensation and support.

Callaghan Innovation: Product360 (Website)

Callaghan Innovation: Product360 (2021)
A website to help founders build successful products.

Massey University (Website)

Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa, Massey University (2020)
A website to help students find qualifications, campuses, and areas to study at Massey.

Alcohol Journeys (Website)

Te Hiringa Hauora, Health Promotion Agency: Alcohol Journeys (2019—2020)
A website to share stories with whānau (family) about the experiences of harmful drinking.

Years 2017—2021
Location Wellington
Role Creative Director
Category Agency
Formats Digital, Brand, Product
Fonts Various
URL springload.co.nz

Information

I led a talented team of wireframe wranglers, alliteration artists, and pragmatic problem solvers at Springload, an independent design and development agency. They’re a team of 80-ish (plus a dog or two) who work with clients like ACC, Callaghan Innovation, DIA, Klim Type Foundry, Massey University, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and NZ On Air.

All of the archived projects involved many fantastic folks from Springload. There were dedicated writers, researchers, project managers, and developers working alongside the following designers, who all contributed significantly to the work.

Credits

  • Ben Wright, Zak Brown (NZ On Air)
  • Lizy Cretney, Ben Wright, Emma Martin (MyACC)
  • Joe Garlick (NZGDS)
  • Ben Wright (Product360)
  • Chris Barneau, Zak Brown (Youth Service)
  • Zak Brown, Josh Twaddle (Noho)
  • Joe Garlick, Zak Brown (Massey University)
  • Joe Garlick (Project Draw | Tuhi)
  • Johnson Witehira (IDIA), Lachie Philipson, Lucy McMaster (Alcohol Journeys)

Case Studies

Awards / Recognition

  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Large Scale Websites — Youth Service (2021)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, User Experience — Youth Service (2021)
  • Plain English Awards: Best Plain English Website, Public Sector — Youth Service (2021)
  • Kātoitoi Aotearoa Design Archive: Digital, Impact — Massey Virtual Open Days (2021)
  • Kātoitoi Aotearoa Design Archive: Digital, Technical Innovation — Touchless (2021)
  • Kātoitoi Aotearoa Design Archive: Digital, Social Good — Youth Service (2021)
  • Kātoitoi Aotearoa Design Archive: Digital, Social Good — Austin Assessment (2021)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Silver, User Experience — Austin Assessment (2020)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Public Good — Austin Assessment (2020)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Gold, User Experience — MyACC (2019)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Silver, User Experience — MyACC (2019)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Silver, Large Scale Websites — MyACC (2019)
  • AGDA Awards: Finalist, Website — MyACC (2019)
  • AGDA Awards: Finalist, UX, Interface & Navigation — MyACC (2019)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Bronze, User Experience — NZ On Air (2019)
  • AGDA Awards: Finalist, Website — NZ On Air (2019)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Bronze, Digital Products — NZGDS (2019)
  • AGDA Awards: Merit, UX, Interface & Navigation — NZGDS (2019)
  • AGDA Awards: Finalist, Technological Innovation — NZGDS (2019)

Koordinates

Koordinates Research

Observational research with a Koordinates customer.

Koordinates Homepage

Koordinates homepage with product montage.

Koordinates Pricing

Pricing page with starter and enterprise plans.

Koordinates Offices

Contact cards with maps using road centrelines data for each office location.

Koordinates Customers

Customer testimonials and featured companies.

Koordinates Tshirt

Tshirt design for staff using depth contour polyline data (bathymetry) from Land Information New Zealand.

Koordinates Data Export

Design of the export and data downloading process.

Koordinates Posters

Posters of Koordinates office locations made with road centrelines from Land Information New Zealand.

Koordinates Business Cards

Business cards. If you collected more than one, you could assemble them to make a map!

Koordinates Product

Koordinates platform on mobile and desktop. Featuring public conservation land data from the NZ Department of Conservation.

Koordinates Map

Map of Aotearoa New Zealand river centerlines from Land Information New Zealand.

Koordinates About Page

Early iteration of the Koordinates site designed and developed with Nick de Jardine aka Grafik.

Koordinates Help

Design of the Koordinates help site.

Years 2015—2017
Location Wellington
Role Head of Design
Category Startup
Formats Digital, Brand, Product
Fonts Metric
URL koordinates.com

Information

Before joining Springload I was Head of Design at Koordinates where I obsessed over contours, maps, and geospatial data from the likes of LINZ and Stats NZ. With the team in Wellington, Auckland, and Edinburgh, we helped people around the world “Discover Earth’s Data”, or more close to home, the Wellington Wind Zones (it’s called the ‘windy city’ for a reason).

Credits

  • Brent Neave, Jacky Lee (Design)
  • Thomas Winter, Jacky Lee (Development)
  • Matt McGregor (Content)

Awards / Recognition

  • New Zealand Innovation Awards: Finalist (2016)

Xero

Xero Signup

Xero signup page. One of several iterations tested.

Xero Features (Top)

Xero features landing page. Highlighting online invoicing.

Xero Features (Bottom)

Xero features landing page. Customer testimonials, related features, and footer.

Xero Chocolates

Chocolates created for Xero customers.

Xero Chocolates

Photo of custom moulded chocolates. Made by Wellington Chocolate Factory.

Arthur, Treehouse Architect

Arthur, Treehouse Architect. Video by Sandwich.

Xero Adverts

Display advertising featuring characters from the campaign video.

Xero TV

Xero TV. A home for all of Xero’s videos.

Xero Illustrations

Custom illustrations for product features.

Xero Landing Page

Experimental landing page.

Xero Pricing Page

Pricing page testing coloured plans.

Xero Trial Cards

30 day free trial cards. Given out at events with unique signup codes.

Xero Touch Landing Page

Landing page to promote Xero Touch.

Xerocon Photos

Photos from various Xerocon events.

Xero Billboard

Billboard and campaign featuring Xero customers.

Xerocon Swag

Xerocon event swag.

Xero & Square

Landing page for the partnership between Xero & Square.

Xero Features Landing Page

Landing page listing all of Xero‘s product features.

Years 2012—2015
Location Wellington
Role Creative Director
Category Startup
Formats Digital, Brand
Fonts National
URL xero.com

Information

Prior to Koordinates I was Creative Director at Xero where I led the design of xero.com, Xerocon, and all things brand. With a team spread around the world in New Zealand, Australia, England, and the United States, we helped convince hundreds of thousands of small businesses to “Try Xero for Free”.

Xero had an internal creative team dedicated to brand and marketing work that on occasion partnered with external agencies for campaigns. Many of the archived projects involved internal marketers, writers, and developers working alongside the following key designers, who all contributed significantly to the work.

Credits

  • Charli Prangley, Camille Brunette, Mike Hall, J Bank, Megan Wilson, Alex Hawkhead, Alex Downey, PJ Warren, Philip Fierlinger, Aaron Dustin (Design)
  • Sandwich, Special Group, Steven Boniface (Collaborators)

Awards / Recognition

  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Large Scale Websites — Xero Features (2015)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Large Scale Websites — Xero Guides (2015)
  • Forbes: #1 World’s Most Innovative Growth Company — Xero (2014—2015)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Silver, Small Scale Websites — Xerocon (2014)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Bronze, Large Scale Websites — Xero TV (2014)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Digital Campaigns — Xero Touch (2014)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Digital Campaigns — Xero & Square (2014)
  • DINZ Best Awards: Finalist, Large Scale Websites — Xero (2014)

Tigerspike

Tigerspike Logo

Tigerspike logo. Typeset in Founders Grotesk from Klim Type Foundry.

Tigerspike Signage

Photo of the Tigerspike logo on a sign.

Tigerspike Mark (Black & White)

Black and white version of the Tigerspike mark.

Innovation Lab & Phoenix Marks (Black & White)

Black and white version of the Innovation Lab and Phoenix Platform marks.

Tigerspike Logo Animation

Animation of the Tigerspike, Innovation Lab, and Phoenix Platform marks.

Tigerspike Whitepapers

Whitepaper designs.

Tigerspike Stationery

Business card and letterhead designs.

Tigerspike Business Cards

Business cards for Luke Janssen, Group CEO.

Innovation Lab & Phoenix (Logos)

Logos for Tigerpike’s Innovation Lab and Phoenix Platform.

Tigerspike Website

Desktop and mobile websites.

Tigerspike Brochure

Brochure design.

Tigerspike Brand Guidelines (Website)

Tigerspikeʻs brand guidelines website.


The Economist (2010)
iPad and Android applications for The Economist Group.

The Economist (iPad App)

Library for selecting and downloading the lastest editions.

The Economist (iPad App)

Portrait view of the registration form and library.

The Economist (Android App)

Library, index, article, and audio player for Android.

The Economist (Android App)

Back issues, editor’s highlights (preview), and audio playlist for Android.


France Télévisions (2011)
iPad and iPhone applications for France Télévisions.

France Télévisions (iPad App)

TV guide / programme selector for iPad.

France Télévisions (iPhone App)

Latest videos, TV guide / programme selecter, and programme details for iPhone.

France Télévisions (iPad App)

Video player modal with programme details and related videos for iPad.

Al Jazeera (2011)
iPad application for the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Al Jazeera (iPad App)

Live news dashboard with different grid views and featured stories.

Al Jazeera (iPad App)

Portrait view of the live news dashboard and article page with related stories.

Al Jazeera (iPad App)

Registration form, videos, and in pictures dashboards.


ESPNcricinfo (2011)
iPad application prototype for ESPN.

ESPNcricinfo (iPad App)

Loading / splash screen featuring a montage of famous cricket players.

ESPNcricinfo (iPad App)

Live dashboard with selected match, innings scorecard, and game summary.

Years 2010—2012
Location London
Role Creative Director
Category Agency
Formats Digital, Brand
Fonts Various
URL N/A

Information

Before Xero, I designed skeuomorphic mobile and tablet applications for clients like The Economist, France Télévisions, Al Jazeera, and ESPNcricinfo at Tigerspike (now Concentrix Catalyst) in London.

In-between designing apps and establishing the London design team, I worked with the CEO, co-founders, and senior leadership team to create a new brand and identity system for Tigerspike, Phoenix (their product management platform), and their Innovation Lab.

There were many creative folk across the Tigerspike offices with native iOS and Android developers working alongside the following designers, who all contributed significantly to the numerous tablet and mobile apps.

Credits

  • Matt Homer, Alex Lambert, Victoria Fox (UI)
  • Greg Taylor, Judit Layana Ilundain, Niko Antonogiannis (UX)