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Te Kura O Take Kārara – New School Branding

Te Kura O Take Karara School Wanaka Scenery

Te Kura O Take Kārara is a brand new school being built in Wanaka in 2020. What a stunning place for a school. The exact location was known as Take Kārara by Ngāi Tahu back in the early 1800s. When it came to designing their new school logo I discovered the word “reflection” as the…

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Knights Stream School – New School Branding

Knights Stream School Branding Christchurch NZ

Knights Stream School’s doors opened to families at the beginning of 2019 but the work on their visual branding began over twelve months earlier. What resulted was an exciting new brand image that truly reflects the dreams and aspirations of their Foundation Principal and Board of Trustees. It was well thought out and managed. Branding…

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Ilam School’s Logo Design & Branding Journey So Far

Ilam School Rear Entrance Sign Christchurch NZ

In 2013 Ilam School decided they wanted a new school logo. Their existing logo seemed dated in appearance. However, the symbol for the school, the Azalea, was perfect. It captured the essence of who they were and what they stood for. But now the school was moving forward and forging new pathways. How could they…

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Newtown School’s Branding Story

There is a fantastic story woven into Newtown School’s logo design. It is an exploration into the life, nature and values of the school. At their core they are a ‘Multicultural Kiwi School’ in the heart of Newtown, a suburb just south of Central Wellington. What is their story and how is this being woven…

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South Hornby School Rebuild & Rebrand

South Hornby School Sign Christchurch NZ

South Hornby School has a brand new Modern Learning Environment. Their new location is the old Branston Intermediate site just down the road from where they were. I was asked, during the rebuilding phase, to help with their rebranding. This would include rebranding around their school logo, mascot, values, student learning tools and signage. The…

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South Otago High School’s PB4L Branding

South Otago High School approached me to create some branding around their PB4L Values. They have three core values – Respect, Excellence and Pride. How could these be personalised for South Otago High School’s current situation? What visual elements could be drawn upon to give these values a sense of place and purpose? The school…

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Richmond Road School’s Unique Branding Challenge

Richmond Road School is an unique learning environment in Central Auckland. It is a leader in bilingual education. Their focus is on teaching and learning through students’ heritage languages in one of four teaching units (Rōpū) – English, French, Māori and Samoan. Branding a school of this nature has its challenges. The rōpū have their own distinct…

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Brand Clarity, Consistency, and Burnside High School

The Burnside High School logo symbol is iconic among schools in the Canterbury Region and beyond. Yet there had never been any guidelines established to help staff and suppliers use it in a consistent way. They decided themselves on how it would appear.   To fix this we went back to the beginning and created some visual standards…

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Logo Design & Branding for a Newly Merged School

Toward the end of 2015 I was asked if I would like to be involved in the branding of Lyttelton Primary – a newly merged school. Their new logo is the result of some great consultation and collaboration between myself, the school community, and the local hapū. Lyttelton Main School and Lyttelton West School were closed as a result of…

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