Native Animal Lovers Rejoice!

You can order your very own New Zealand nature t-shirts from our brand new exhibition at Brighton Gallery, open until January 8th. All works, t-shirts & original prints, are designed & printed in New Brighton. To order contact: www.surfaceactive.digitees.co.nz/contact

Looking for the perfect way to show your love for your favourite native animal? Order your kiwi t-shirt today. T-shirts are available in a variety of colours and styles for adults and kids, making it easy to find the right one for you.
Three friends wearing Surface Active New Zealand nature t-shirts pose for a selfie beside New Brighton pier. Left to right the designs are Adelie penguins, paua and red-billed gull.

Surface Active—New Zealand Nature T-shirt Company stores

November 2021
Dear Surface Dweller,

We’re excited to announce our two online retail stores, the Surface Active global store and the brand new New Zealand-based store! To celebrate this significant stage in the development of our clothing brand we are rewarding our customers with a discount offer.

🛍 NZ-based store: All goods are 10% discounted, storewide.
🛍 Global store: Use code: “PERFEC” for 5% off your purchase, storewide.

Global store links: Adelie penguins, Jewelled gecko, and Kiwi iconic, light colour variant and the Treefern t-shirt, all-over printed.
NZ-based store links: Adelie penguins, Jewelled gecko, and Dolphins leaping, Kaikoura.

Actively yours,

Shaun Waugh (boss),

Chrissie Terpstra (bossier)

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Absolute-Proof website 1998 launch design

Absolute-Proof digital proofing launch website 1998

Absolute-Proof | Digital Proofing Resolved | The 1998 product, website and brand launch

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Best-in-class colour-managed workflow hub / digital proofing software solution, brainchild of brilliant friend pre-press professional Hjórtur Kristínsson, named by me ‘Absolute-Proof ’, launched in 1998, this was the first iteration of the web design I designed for the product launch. The launch was aligned with Hugo showing at the Drupa print fair in Dusseldorf that year. The AbsoluteProof website was developed in collaboration with a web design firm in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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AbsoluteProof website, Markets page header detail.

Technical writing: Digital Proofing

Technical writing: Digital Proofing for print, packaging & graphic arts

AbsoluteProof logo black and white iconI began to develop my technical writing skill in the late 90s when I was involved as a stakeholder in the development and marketing of the AbsoluteProof digital proofing solution. My stake in the development of this innovative “highest achievable standard” Digital Proofing solution encompassed both marketing strategy and the provision of all the marketing communications materials, including the writing of software “quick start” user guides and both marketing and technical writing about the printing, packaging, desktop publishing and graphic arts industry for the AbsoluteProof website and print promotions.
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‘Only two for Everest’ book launch event

A friend’s father, Ed Cotter, has had a biographical book ‘Only two for Everest’ by author Lyn McKinnon (pictured above) published. This post contains galleries of the book launch event at the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club last Thursday night, 6 October 2016.

The book tells the untold story of Ed Cotter’s mountaineering career in the 1950s. It describes how a Kiwi expedition to the Himalaya, culminating in a first ascent of Mukut Parbat in NW India by Riddiford and Cotter, shaped climbing history.
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Infographics: present information with speed & clarity

Illustration beats explanation

Illustration provides an overall impression of what an object is or does, how a process flows or functions, or to map or chart information with the aim of immediately engaging the viewer’s interest and understanding, and being memorable.

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visuals that represent data, information, processes, or knowledge and skills with the goal of making complex information clear and understood quickly.
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