Pionair website, aircraft charter page, Tauck group photo centre, Pionair Cargo page to the left, Tailormade travel page to the right.

Pionair websites for N.Z. & Australia

Pionair.com, Pionair.com.au overview

Pionair logo, rebrandThe Australian and New Zealand private air charter and inbound tourism wholesaling firms had two websites side-by-side, Pionair.com, and Pionair.com.au which I designed and maintained through three iterations between 2003–2009. In 2008 the new combination “affluent travel/private air charter/air cargo” themed redesign for both websites was briefed.
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MTC 2015 launch catalogue

MTC_logo_greys_256Once a mainstay of the graphic design business, nowadays print brochures are more the rarity but my fascination with ink on paper is perennial. I was inspired by the opportunity to create a small company launch and product catalogue brochure for MTC Equipment, that is short and to the point.
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Showcase of MTC Equipment online catalogue website. The three pages portrayed are the homepage, a catalogue overview page and the Ejector Trailer catalogue item page. The three key elements to the responsive online catalogue’s ease of use.

MTC Equipment website

The MTC Equipment’s rename and rebrand project included designing their new logo and identity system, the design and populating of their catalogue website , and creating a direct mail brand launch and product catalogue.

It was a great opportunity to work with an established family company, formerly Murray Tractor Company, to implement a rename, rebrand, and repositioning their new business as import agents of Chieftain Trailers of Ireland in the New Zealand, and Australasian regional  markets.
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Supergraphic MTC Volvo FH12 makeover

MTC’s import Volvo FH12 had a makeover and now she’s sweet, in fact she’s a cherry!

The air is thick with ideas in the MagentaDot Brands studio, design is a classic discipline of endless potential and this brief from MTC Equipment was generously thrown wide open. The new livery design brief for the Volvo was given to me in a meeting concurrent with TruLine Civil’s in-house truck painter Andrew Gill, a true master of his trade. This kicked off a fruitful, illustrious collaboration with him and Darren Leeds of Leeding signs. It included the discussion of details like the quality of new alloy boilerplate and wheel arches, the exhaust stacks makeover, and the bold selection of the AA premium cherry red metallic lustre paint to boot! Metallic paint being an exceeding rare choice for long haul trucks to be finished in.
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Hidden Gems set of 3 escorted tour direct mail brochures, 2009 direct mail campaign to Pionair’s past traveller database and affluent travel agents in the U.S. and the rest of the world, this set of brochures comprises; Hidden Gems of New Zealand, Secrets of Southern Australia and Spirit of Papua New Guinea

Pionair: “Hidden Gems” direct mail campaign

Pionair logo, rebrandDefining and evolving Pionair’s corporate identity. Pionair was one part private air charter firm, owning aircraft, employing pilots and aircrew, the other part an affluent travel firm, inbound travel wholesaler and tourism operator, my job of in-house designer, art director and founder of Pionair’s in-house “Propellor Studio” was the best of design jobs.
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Superior Hummer Limousines Homepage mockup.

Hummer Limos website & brand launch

Superior Hummer Limousines letter replacement logo in two coloursStylish, smooth, glamorous and fun! Superior Hummer Limos was an unforgettable start-up business client entering an already well served market in Christchurch. SHL’s black super-stretch Hummer limousine, the largest of its type in Christchurch, is a real head-turner. The ‘wow!’ factor of the vehicle means that in a sense it launched itself onto the Christchurch market. A strong first impression is good, but a new brand, corporate identity, printed brochure and complementary website forming a comprehensive launch campaign to solidly back up the impressive vehicle is best. The website showcases SHL’s Hummer and their service offerings in attractive and useful ways that have real, long-lasting marketing communications stamina.
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Superior Hummer Limousines, A2 Poster art, display, Promotional design and advertising, digital illustration, photography

Hummer Limos poster: arrive in style

Superior Hummer Limousines letter replacement logo in two colours, black and dark grey on white. "Superior" is set in Javelin a joined-up slab serif italic font inspired 50s automobile badging, positioned above and left of Hummer which is set in all-caps. The first "M" in hummer is replaced by a line drawing of the front elevation of the Hummer. Hummer and Limousines words both set all caps in custom modified Antique Olive Nord font, horizontally extended consistent with Hummer branding. "Superior Hummer" are black, Limousines is dark grey, tucked in below Hummer, aligned right. Brands for New Zealand companies, Christchurch New Zealand.The “Wow!” factor of the stretch Hummer limo, the largest of its type in Christchurch, means that the vehicle is a real head-turner, literally its own best advertisment.

When waiting to pick-up or dropping off clients the unique Super-Stretch Black Hummer Limousine garners a lot of attention from passers-by. In addition to handing out the “Welcome aboard” brochure to prospective clients, the brochure artwork is designed to double as a pair of A2 promotional posters or advertisements.
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Superior Hummer Limousines, Z-fold, DLE brochure

Hum-for-a-Hummer Limo brochure

Superior Hummer Limousines logo“Welcome aboard”—the accordion six page folder format makes for an interactive and entertaining super-stretch sales brochure that contributed to the launch of a new Christchurch brand entering an already well served Canterbury regional market. Scale and weight are used to their fullest advantage in this lively, inviting flier.
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Eldee 2 Les Diener racing design white T-shirt

Eldee 2 Classic I.O.M. T-shirts

Velocette Racing New Zealand organisation logo. Classic racing motorcycle enthusiasts organisation brand. ‘Coca-Cola’ style sloped and looped copperplate lettering in metallic gold on a black background, consistent with the historic livery of Velocette motorcycles. Brands for New Zealand / International organisations.As a designer every now & then you get involved with a project that takes on a life of its own. The story of the Eldee Velocette is part of both NZ and Australia’s classic motorcycle racing folklore. In Feb 2013 I joined a dedicated bunch of Velo enthusiasts, who had serious plans afoot; with improved materials and greater knowledge of methods and concepts, to design and build a ‘modern classic racer’ in New Zealand that raced at the Isle of Man Classic TT, August 2014.
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