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Kia Ora

My background includes visual merchandising, event management, graphic and web design and sign writing. After fifteen years working for a large corporate company, I decided to focus on my passion for Art and Design, and develop my own business. Studio Blue NZ Ltd. was launched in early 2013 offering a freelance website design and online marketing service to franchise businesses.


In 2016 I completed a Diploma in Computer Graphic Design at ACG Yoobee School of Design. Following that and keen for a new challenge, I took on two part time roles (Graphic Designer / Marketing Assistant at a North Canterbury winery, and Communications Manager for a nationwide fashion retailer) as well as continuing to support a variety of independent clients as a freelance designer.

After relocating to Kaikoura in early 2018, I worked for a local retail business. I set about building relationships and promoting my services within the local community, and gradually Studio Blue Creative has evolved into what it is today.


I'm proud to have been a provider for the Kaikoura Tourism marketing and implementation funding made available to support local businesses and organizations during 2021 / 2022.  

About me
Enjoying the “happiness of being busy.”

While I work full time creating branding and websites in my office/studio, I make sure I allow myself time to pursue my other passions, which include painting, craft and DIY. I love coastal life and a lot of my work is inspired by the beach and the ocean.

As an independent Web and Graphic Designer I'm fortunate to deal with a range of clients, and do lots of cool stuff. Whether it's a simple project like creating a flyer, to a complete brand identity and website package, it's always great to see a happy, satisfied customer at the end.

Making time for my family is also super important, which is why I try to avoid working during the weekends.

Community & Local Business

I'm passionate about Supporting Local Business and getting involved in local initiatives. Living in a small community gives me the opportunity to offer my services and grow my network, while supporting others, so it's a Win Win situation. And it's awesome being part of such a friendly community.

#supportlocal #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness

Here's a few of the local initiatives I've been involved with...
  • Kaikoura Primary School Surfboard Art Sessions

  • Kaikoura Night Market

  • Exhibiting at Kaikoura Eco Art Expo 2019 & 2020

  • Design work for local Mayoral campaign 2019

  • Kaikoura Aquatic Centre - involved with fundraising initiatives for the rebuild of local community pool and logo design.

  • 2020 created the Kaikoura Art Trail, an online directory for local artists & creative in the Kaikoura Region.

  • 2021 Orca mural painted as part of local art trail, Kaikoura

  • Logo design for Kaikoura Wildlife Hospital, Charitable Trust

  • Secured role a provider for the Kaikoura Tourism Marketing and Implementation funding made available to support local businesses and organizations during 2021 / 2022.

  • Art & Sip painting sessions at Emporium Brewing.

  • Wall mural installation at Heartland Services Community Hub, Beach Rd, Kaikoura.


I am proud to have worked with some great local businesses and organizations here in Kaikoura...

  • Handmade Kaikoura

  • Kaikoura Fine Foods

  • Black Rabbit Pizza

  • Let's Go Addu / Gecko Gearz

  • IWK (Innovative Waste Kaikoura)

  • Kaikoura District Council

  • La Luna Beauty

  • Te Whare Putea Charitable Trust

  • Heartland Services

  • Abbey Road

  • Kaikoura Surf Co.

  • Kaikoura Aquatic Centre 

  • Strawberry Tree Kaikoura Limited

  • Nikau Lodge

  • Creative Communities NZ Scheme (Kaikoura)

  • Global Culture Kaikoura

  • The White Morph

  • The Point Campsite

  • The Pier Hotel

  • Bendamere House B&B

  • Lemon Tree Lodge / Barnacle Bills

  • Hair & Beauty Kaikoura

  • The Stockroom

  • Kaikoura Sushi

  • Donegal House

  • Kaikoura Dark Sky Trust

  • The Craypot Kitchen

  • Jade Kiwi / Little Toanga

  • Start Out Savvy

Thank you for supporting my small business!

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