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ABOUT ME

ABOUT
Me
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 was launched in early 2013 with the main focus on offering affordable website design and online marketing solutions to small to medium size 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 support local businesses and organisations and love what I do.

 
 
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Finding my Ikigai...the “happiness of being busy.”

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.

Check out my (recycled) Surf Board Art.

As a freelance Web and Graphic Designer I'm fortunate to deal with a variety of clients, and do lots of cool stuff. Whether it's a simple job like creating a flyer, to a complete business re-brand and website, it's always satisfying seeing a happy customer.

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

  • New website and company re-brand for local businesses IWK (Resource Recovery Centre), Black Rabbit Pizza and Te Whare Putea Trust Kaikoura

  • Design work for local Mayoral campaign 2019

  • Being involved with initiatives for the rebuild of local community pool (Kaikoura Aquatic Centre)

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

Studio Blue Creative Graphic Design, Website Design and Original Art. Kaikoura NZ