Graphics: Illustrating Wellington's value

Last updated 12:00 16/12/2013

Absolutely Positively Wellington, in partnership with Massey University and the Dominion Post, have launched an eight-week series of illustrations and artworks that show our city as a place where you can make ideas happen, live in style, connect with nature and find friends for life - where you can, quite literally, have it all. 

Individually crafted by local artists, these illustrations combine the names and numbers of Wellington's success stories with the visionary creative spirit that sets our city apart.

We will add each new illustration - along with a short bio on the artist(s) - as it becomes available. Use the Zoom It tool to study the illustrations close-up.


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EVAN PURDIE

Evan Purdie is an international award winning, Wellington-based illustrator with over 30 years experience.

Evan's client list includes: The Stroke Foundation, The City Gallery, New Zealand Post, New Zealand Red Cross, Montana and Whittaker's.

His work has been featured in The One Show (New York) and  D&AD (London) annuals.

 


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TIEN HEE

Tien Hee, also known as t-wei, is an up and coming artist/illustrator working in Wellington.

A recent graduate of Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, he spent the majority of 2012 working on mobile games as a concept/production artist for clients like Dreamworks, Craft, and Adult Swim.

This marks his first project with Openlab, Massey University's emergent Design Studio.

 


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NIKITA BROWN

Hailing from the heart of Central Otago, Nikita moved to Wellington to pursue a career in  photography. Having just finished an Honours Degree in Photographic Design at Massey University, 

Nikita found her niche in the fashion advertising world. Since then she has worked for clients such as New Zealand Fashion Quarterly, 3wisemen and Kèrastase.

 

 


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PHOEBE MORRIS

Phoebe Morris was born and raised in Wellington.  She recently graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Design (Honours), majoring in Illustration.

Her work is predominantly a combination of detailed, hand-drawn images and digitally rendered colouring, however she does enjoy working in a range of media.  

 

 


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KATE WHITLEY

Kate Whitley graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, majoring in Graphic Design.

She enjoys info design and exploring various printing techniques including screen printing.

One of her recent projects was to design the collateral to support Exposure Wellington: an exhibition by graduating students of art and design.

 


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KEN SAMONTE

Ken Samonte was born in the Philippines and moved to Wellington when he was eight.

He is a recent graduate of Massey University, where he studied illustration and graphic design.

Ken is currently working as a freelance illustrator in Wellington.

 


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PATRICK MCDONALD

Patrick has recently completed his honours degree in Design from Massey University, and is looking forward to making a start as a pencil-for-hire in an exciting industry.

Patrick has no preferred style or aesthetic, instead he endeavours to mould the illustration to suit each brief.

 


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TEGAN

Tegan grew up in a small town called Kaiwaka, which is situated in the upper North Island.

She has been in Wellington for four years to pursue her passion for textile design and recently graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Textile Design.

Her style is sophisticated, structured, vibrant and modern. Tegan prefers to design digitally, predominantly on illustrator.

 


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MAT GROVES

Mat Groves recently completed his Bachelor of Design majoring in Graphics. He spent his final year at Massey prototyping an educational astronomy game for primary level students.

Although majoring in graphics, Mat also enjoys illustration, animation and many other forms of creative expression.

 


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JACK NESBIT

Hailing from Blenheim, Jack Nesbit is a year out from completing his Bachelor of Design (Honours) degree at Massey University, majoring in Illustration.

His work largely consists of detailed, hand-drawn figurative and abstract images although he also enjoys working digitally in a range of styles.



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ALISSA CORBETT

Alissa Corbett is an award winning photographer, who has just completed her Bachelor of Design with Honours majoring in Photography at Massey University.

She has a huge passion for all things creative, in particular fashion.Her goals are to keep learning and broadening her skills, so she can make an impact with her images.



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JOHN FULLER

John Fuller resides in Miramar with his wife Karen and five children. He abandoned the hum drum of the corporate world in 2011 to study fine arts at Massey University.

A keen painter of Wellington buildings, urban landscapes and classic aviation, John also dabbles in modern sculpture when he has the time and the inspiration. John exhibits at the Tapu Te Ranga gallery on Island Bay Parade.



- The Dominion Post

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