Nectarine received a call from Helen Mitchell-Shand; she was looking to kick her business Enchanted Iron into full gear, which included a website revamp! Helen's passion is bringing a sense of enchantment to Kiwi homes and gardens. She draws inspiration from the natural world: her iron work reflects New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna, each design evolving from a love of art and its ability to excite and delight. Her current site was showing its age a bit: small pictures, not mobile friendly, lacking some [...]
To tell the truth, an alpaca farm isn't the first place that comes to mind for a getaway retreat, but when Gallin Farm owner Sue McAuley showed us the stunning views, the mouth-watering menu drawn from locally-produced ingredients, and the facilities, it all started to look very inviting! And so off we raced: a new logo, a business card, and a fancy, responsive website. Once again, Bek's ability to take a brief, engage her design magic and produce something gorgeous and unique came to the [...]
Ali Foster is a New Zealand writer and artist, based in Wairarapa. Ali always had a yearning to write and she wrote and illustrated her first picture book when she was fifteen years old. Since then, she's written three picture books, illustrated by Viv Walker, become a prolific painter, and has just launched her Ginomees trilogy. She came to Nectarine looking for a website that would reflect her art and writing. We created an animated home page that captures her particular style and her sense [...]
Cameron & Co are a Christchurch-based law firm with a long and storied tradition, who were looking for a design makeover that would reflect the many changes that had happened in their business since the earthquakes. They wanted a fresh new look; something clean but also friendly, representing their focus on people and services, and the fact rather than one monolithic head office, they have four suburban offices located right within the communities they serve. Bek designed a new logo and letterhead, and then we [...]
Paul Thomas is a New Zealand writer: creator of the Tito Ihaka crime fiction series, author of nine books on sport, and regular columnist for the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Listener. He recently moved to the Wairarapa and had seen a website we'd done for the fabulous potter Paul Melser, and was keen to chat about a site to profile his many books, articles and other writing. We focused on creating a clean site with lots of white space and great pictures [...]
Number 29 is award winning extra virgin olive oil, made in New Zealand on Waiheke Island by Prue and Grahame Taylor. They asked for a website that would tell the story of their amazing oil, from the gorgeous Waiheke location and modern premises, to their award winning packaging design and stockists. Nectarine used Squarespace to create a stylish minimalist website that is easily updatable by Number 29.
Following the successful design of the FDH logo a few years back, Farah asked Nectarine to do a make-over on her website. After talking to her marketing specialist who thought that her video-based homepage wasn't working very well for new visitors to her site, Farah decided to revamp. Nectarine helped Farah with a solution to the problem and designed and created two home pages. One for non-members and one for members. The default non-members page has access to information including the FDH Blog, about Farah [...]
Andi is a Swiss-born builder who spent a lot of time in New Zealand and has now relocated here, bringing his wealth of skills to the Wairarapa. So he needed a website to match! We went with a funky one-page site that tells the story of his skills, expertise and project history in a clean and direct manner. The website is, of course, responsive and SEO enhanced. Pretty too!
Sometimes creating a website can take a fair bit of effort, to make sure all the disparate elements work together to tell a cohesive story with a design that reflects the content. And then sometimes it's just easy-peasy lemon-squeezy! That was the story with the site for Lisa Donaldson Ceramics. Lisa's work is so gorgeous and has such a unique style that it just came together without much fuss. Her cups, bowls, vases and other pottery items are delightful, and now she's got a responsive [...]
We do enjoy supporting local businesses and groups with our print and web work, but it's also exciting when you get to tackle international sites! Even if it means dealing with Australians... (Wait, what? Minty, you grew up in Oz and now you're taking cheap potshots at it? Ah, the Kiwi hooks are in deep...) The Melbourne Writers' Theatre aims to be a provider of resources, information and skills development for Victorian playwrights. Unfortunately, their website was a bit run-down and not responsive, and they [...]