sue martin was born and grew up in orewa and has been painting for eight years. sue is a very talented nz artist who has been with us since 2007. her designs are not only unique and extremely clever but also portray deep underlining meanings of māori traditions/history.
the ika moana/whale design represents the love of family. the koru on the top represents new life and growth with the design on the bottom expressing movement and our evolving future. her new zealand map design includes unaunahi/fish scales on the top and also down the sides of the south island- representing an abundance of food, wealth of the sea and people. the shape of the eyes is used by tuhoe, ngati porou and maniapoto people who came from that area of the north island. the design on the south island is called rauponga - ribs of the ancestor. the koru on the bottom of the south island representing new life and growth. stewart island is in the design of a mania - the guardians of spiritual energy.
“i am always trying new things, i go outside the box”
katrina greenslade is a self employed graphic designer whose specialty has become design for the apparel industry. her talent and expertise has lead her to opportunities working with well known national and international labels and brands.
born in christchurch in 1971, katrina graduated from christchurch polytechnic (cpit) in 1992 with a diploma of visual communication. since then she has accumulated over fifteen years of experience designing graphics, illustrations and preparing finished artwork for print, and since 2002 has worked for her own company, smartkat ltd.
katrina enjoys good old uncomplicated, down-to-earth kiwi attitude and likes to capture that when designing prints or inventing slogans for gc.
to view more of katrina's artwork visit www.smartkat.co.nz
pam kerr designs was established in 1993 and has built up a strong reputation for quality and design flair. each piece of jewellery is designed and handmade in pam's christchurch studio from materials such as new zealand paua shell and vintage inspired pieces.
pam’s jewellery is inspired by the beauty, shape and colour of the materials she uses.
“some materials capture my attention and a feeling develops. i rarely draw my concepts as i find that the designs seem to come through my hands"