BabyBliss nursery furniture collection A5, bifold landscape brochure

BabyBliss before & after

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To design a brochure that sells, the key is simple: Keep all eyes on the product. Many people are not in the market for nursery furniture. The way to profits is to visualise those who are interested and present your nursery furniture to them. BabyBliss furniture is excellent; I can sell that. A consumer in the market for nursery furniture isn’t looking for a shop, they are looking for a product. My job is to make your product speak for itself. The target audience is intelligent and preoccupied. The brochure needs to be clear, to the point and concise. Don’t waste their time.
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Sillicon Planet’s world-wide smile promo

When it comes to promoting entertainers, creating distinction is key.

Because of the tremendous competition in the market, promotions for Circus-Arts performers, children’s entertainers, need to be well thought out, be comprehensive and also entertain the reader in the same manner as performers do in order to capture the attention of any audience world wide.

Sillicon Planet’s New Zealand audience is a mash-up of schools, festival and event organisers, corporate clientele and talent agencies.
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WorkPace Ergonomic resting software draft packaging concept 3D digital rendering.

WorkPace packaging: great brands stand out

Whenever I am working on a packaging design project I’m focussed on one thing, how can I add value. How can I by research, writing, developing messaging and design elements add value? What strategy can I develop that will make the WorkPace breaks and exercises software brand better and stronger? What can I develop that will help create engaging packaging design concepts that appeal to office workers and their managers?
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Packaging carton for MyoPace EMG Equipment for Physiotherapy

MyoPace EMG carton

This beaut MyoPace packaging design uses simple, clear visual language as well as text as the approach to expressing the core messages and to simultaneously capture and hold the consumer’s attention.

The power of packaging for your brand

As a manufacturer it is your job to package your product well, advertise it to your audience nationally and internationally, take orders, ship your product, collect revenue, handle accounting and so on.
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MyoPace brochure makeover

The MyoPace EMG product capabilities brochure presents the utility of a high tech piece of medical equipment beautifully and inexpensively. The brief was for a product brochure makeover. A plain sheet of paper is transformed into an engaging, easy-to-read A5 three-panel brochure with full bleed printing and two rollover folds.

By combining well thought out and carefully art directed studio photography, a large format pastel illustration and clear typography the new brochure tells a user-friendly story in words and pictures.
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Ker & Downey Classic New Zealand Journeys

Ker & Downey, Classic New Zealand Journeys brochure

U.S. affluent travel specialists Ker & Downey position themselves as experts in experiential luxury travel, their travel advisors have been hand-crafting journeys for over fifty years but as of 2004 had not added itineraries in Australasia to their set of journeys due to a lack of infrastructure in the region.
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Southern DC3 Charitable Trust donations prospectus, Help us reach for the sky, Front cover.

Southern DC3 Trust prospectus & promotional materials

Patron Richie McCaw chats with Dave Horsburgh on the cover of The Southern DC3 Trust “Help us reach for the sky” fundraising prospectus I designed and published in 2006–7.

My role was as Creative Director of the Trust and Mac operator, providing all creative services, photography and the desktop publishing of all print collateral. This provision of goods, branding and brand management services was under the auspices of Pionair Adventures for whom I was in-house Creative Designer at the time.
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A pocket-size showcase brochure in a custom carbon fibre clam for the kinetic sculptures of Phil Price

Pocket-size brochure for the kinetic sculptures of Phil Price

A pocket-size showcase brochure in a custom carbon fibre clam for the kinetic sculptures of Phil Price.

A tight budget means doing more with less so this dual purpose business card brochure needed to show a range of kinetic works. Thinking of my paper as a screen or a stage I laid out a montage onto eighteen small panels that unfold into an informative, a4 size flier.
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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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Pionair Unparalleled Journeys, affluent travel, inbound tourism booklet, brochure

Pionair: Oceania ‘Affluent Travel’ booklet

Pionair_logo_radiused_256pxAttention to detail and exceptional service was Pionair’s speciality; Pionair was simultaneously a ‘best in class’ tour operator and an airline that specialised in private air charter. Pionair Unparalleled Journeys’ travel brochure offered exclusive, tailormade travel for the discerning First Class Independent Traveller (F.I.T.) market from North America, Europe and South America. Every UPJ vacation was put together with care, thought and attention to the individual needs of couples, families and small groups.
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Vinevax, pruning wound dressing foil pouch packaging

Vinevax rebrand project portfolio

Vinevax_logo_radiused_256pxThe innovation in marketing communications terms that the concept of this product logo represents to the client is that the new Vinevax name and brand system approaches the task of product branding from appealing to the customer’s point of view. The idea leverages what the product does for the user.
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