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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 permanently after 25 years abroad. 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. 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 Kerikeri, after spending several years immersed in the emerging tech sector in Wellington. I work for a variety of different clients across a broad range of industries. I'm known for being scrappy, efficient, and innovative. I spend my free time playing roller derby, fishing, hiking, drawing, and exploring the beauty of Northland and the world beyond.

If you'd like to know more about my work history, visit my LinkedIn.

If you're keen to work together, get in touch.

We had been looking for a UX and UI designer that could design an MVP for us on a very tight budget, and Pepper did that and more. Not only did Pepper’s services cover UX and UI, she also created branding for us that aligned well with our vision. Pepper understood what we were after and brought great ideas to the table. She was very flexible with working to my timeline, as well as not being in the same location. We look forward to continuing our relationship with her as our business grows.
— Hilary Wilkie, founder of Alongtail