Hello, I'm pepper
I've been described as "scrappy" more times than I care to admit.
Born in Auckland, NZ and raised in the States, I've returned to New Zealand and have been living here for the past six years. Since moving back to Aotearoa, I've worked as a space & community manager, a UX/UI designer, a graphic facilitator, and more. I've sold shoes (best seller in the region), and shined glasses behind the bar. I know what hard work is, and I'm focused on my craft and doing it right.
Speaking of doing it right, I bring over seven years of design experience to every project. I've designed for web, print, community spaces, wall art, concert posters... I don't believe that being a specialist gets you very far in the new world of tech and creativity. That doesn't mean that I'm jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. I take design seriously and it shows in my work.
As a working artist with a background in Fine Arts and a love of colour theory, I carry the natural know-how of a traditional artist. I love working with teams and individually, and I believe in clean, minimal designs that build a clear message to the viewer.
Currently, I live in the Bay of Islands, after spending several years immersed in the emerging tech sector in Wellington. My partner and I are developing an experimental regenerative food landscape just south of Kaeo, and this gives me a unique lens when it comes to working with food producers in New Zealand. I also work for a variety of different clients across a broad range of industries.
If you'd like to know more about my work history, visit my LinkedIn.
If you're keen to work together, get in touch.