We are senior brand strategies and designers with years of experience to call on. We know brands inside out and back to front, and we can build them from the ground up. 

We’ve worked on everything from a small restaurant in central Christchurch to global brands and we treat each project with the same degree of enthusiasm and professionalism.  We also learn something from every job we undertake. Financial climates change, trends come and go, the popularity of businesses fluctuate, so it’s important to build brands with solid foundations, ones that can withstand market instabilities.

There’s more to good design than just pretty pictures. Though, to be honest, we love anything that is visually stunning and our day is made if we can elicit an “Ohh” or “Ahh” in a client presentation.

However, like everything we do, there will be a solid backbone behind our perfectly chiseled abs.  Our design is strategic, thought-out and deliberate. There is a sound rationale supporting all our work. It will look stunning, take that for granted, but it will also build brand equity, create an impact and have longevity.

Essentially - we do it properly and we make it last.

Our clients say it all the time - we “get it”. It’s hard to define exactly what ‘it’ is, which is why so many businesses get it wrong.  We often have clients coming to us because they’ve been promised something that wasn’t, or couldn’t be delivered. That’s unacceptable.

We believe it’s not about managing expectations it’s about doing what you say you will. It may sound a little twee but many of our clients consider us part of their team. That’s just about the highest compliment you could pay us. 


 

 

Strategy

Marketing

Marketing strategy

Marketing plan development

Communication planning

Customer engagement strategy

Good results require careful planning. Apply a strategic and structured approach to your marketing, and you’ll see your future direction with clarity. We’ll work hard to create the correct marketing mix for your customers, following up with key performance indicators at the critical points to keep everything on track.

Insights and planning

Customer insights

Brand proposition development

Stakeholder interviews

In order to do your brand justice, we need to know what makes your business tick. Our job is to immerse ourselves in what you do, searching out those useful little nuggets of wisdom. We then identify the truths about your brand, which provide us with the insights needed to connect with your customers through shared values and experiences.

Brand strategy

Discovery workshops

Brand development plans

Brand positioning and strategy

Your brand is your company’s DNA, and each is unique. More than a logo, your brand must work hard to cement its traits throughout your organisation, building a discipline of consistency into every behaviour, action and communication piece. Your brand should be authentic, distinctive and memorable, and we’ll help you create a strategy to ensure it works.

Digital strategy

Digital asset review

Website analysis and strategy

Social strategy and planning

Where do your customers interact online? Who do they talk to, and how do they consume information in the online environment? You need to deeply understand your audience in the rapidly evolving digital space. We start by analysing your current data, then setting a clear path to get you in front of your customers and deliver the results you need.

Content strategy

For social platforms, content is the most critical component. And it’s not just any content, its content that’s real, authentic and adds value to your customers. Clients often tell us it’s a daunting job to continually find new content. But we can help with that too - curation, creation and careful selection of topics is all part of what we do.

Social

Social media review

Full social media platform strategy

Content planning and development

Social content implementation

The online environment and the speed at which it changes now, means we need to be objective, putting ourselves in the shoes of their customers. This means carefully considering the way we talk to our consumers at every touch point. We’ll help you do this, and make sure your strategy works for your customers across every social platform they are on.

Design

Logo and brand development

Logo and identity

Brand storytelling

Brand architecture

Brand guidelines and copywriting

There’s a wee myth we always dispel with our clients. A brand is not a logo. A logo is a mark which people will recognise long term. A brand is everything else that brings your positioning and ethos to life - your language, your imagery, your tone, your colours, your fonts, your people, your story. We can work with you from the development of your name, to the full execution of your brand.

Creative campaigns

Advertising campaigns

Offline and online campaigns

Creative ideas

Bold, clever thinking

So you have a brand, it’s well established and consistent. Now it’s time to get the conversations going, and drive consumer engagement at all stages of the buying process. It’s our job to ensure your advertising is authentic, interrupts, and engages your customers long enough for them to take action.

Customer engagement

Annual Reports

Brochures

Signage

Stationery

Event theming and collateral

Good design has a simple outcome – no one knows that it was actually the design that made it easy to read. There’s a sound rationale behind every aspect of the work we present to you, encompassing audience, readability, strategic alignment, brand longevity, and some good old common sense – all traits which are second nature for our design team.

Website development

Website design and development

Information architecture, and user journey mapping

Content writing and development

SEO

Your website is often the first interaction a potential client has with your brand. It needs to tell the story of your brand, well beyond a set of boxes with some copy and images. Your website helps the user automatically connect with who you are. It’s our job to tell your story, on an easy to navigate site with dynamic content keeping the user engaged.

Social & digital

Digital strategy

Social media strategy & planning

Social media content implementation 

Casual, confident, fun, educational or inspiring? What your brand represents and the values it lives by form the overall tone of your content. This extremely important part of any brand is even more critical in the online and social environment.   Whether it’s up-to-date Instagram imagery to grab the attention of your followers, or a 6-second video to ‘stop-the-scroll’, our digital team can work alongside you to create the content that will return results.

Packaging

Packaging design

Print co-ordination

The design of your packaging makes a big impact on consumer purchasing decisions in-store. Whether you want to portray artisan craftsmanship or elegant sophistication, we will take the essence of your brand and bring it through into the most important point of sale piece you will ever invest in. And we understand that a beautiful exterior is wonderful, but suitability, durability and sustainability are just as critical.