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AREA Design has worked with a broad range of projects across many sectors from the prestigious to the prosaic. In its diversity, our work shares a common thread: a love for communicating personal stories, design and typography, along with attention to detail and clarity in execution.

We are a friendly, boutique studio with a combined 30+ years of design experience. In our work we seek sustainable, thoughtful solutions regardless of scale or budget. AREA is passionate about the arts, the value of design, crafting quality work, communicating clearly and creating enduring relationships with audience and clients.
Contact us:

info@areadesign.co.nz
+64 7 856 5247
+64 21 64 9963

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What We Do

  • Books
  • Catalogues / Brochures
  • Visual Communications
  • Brand Identity / Logo
  • Exhibition / Event Branding
  • Motion Graphics
  • Packaging
  • Signage / Wayfinding
  • Websites / Social Media

Recent Awards

2018

The New Zealand Photo Book of The Year Awards Category Finalist/Commended

Mimetic by Mark Purdom Published by Ramp Press.


2017

DINZ Best Awards Bronze: Editorial and Books

Intellectual Fashion Show 2016 Published by New Zealand Fashion Museum / Blikfang.


2016

DINZ Best Awards Gold Pin: Editorial and Books

From Certainty to Doubt by Mark Purdom Published by Ramp Press.


2015

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand Category Finalist / Highly Commended: Best Illustrated book

Beyond the State by Bill McKay, Andrea Stevens, photography Simon Devitt Published by Penguin.

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand Category Finalist/Highly Commended: Best Non-Illustrated Book (cover design)

Essential New Zealand Poems selected by Siobhan Harvey, James Norcliffe and Harry Ricketts Published by Random House New Zealand.

The New Zealand Photo Book of The Year Awards Category Winner: Trade Published

From Certainty to Doubt by Mark Purdom Published by Ramp Press.

The New Zealand Photo Book of The Year Awards Category Finalist: Trade Published

New Zealand Photography Collected Photography, by Athol McCredie Published by Te Papa Press.


2014

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand Category Winner: Best Cover

Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer, by Jill Trevelyan Published by Te Papa Press.

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand Category Winner: Best Cookbook

Cut by Josh Emett, photography by Kieran Scott Published by Random House New Zealand.

MAPDA Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards Book, Level 1: Highly Commended

Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer, by Jill Trevelyan Published by Te Papa Press.


2013

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand Best Overall Book Category Winner: Best Illustrated

OnSong by Simon Sweetman Published by Penguin.

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand Category Winner: Best Cookbook

Hunter from the Heartland: Recipes and Stories from Masterchef Favourite Cameron Petley by Cameron Petley, photography by Kieran Scott Published by Random House.

info@areadesign.co.nz
+64 7 856 5247
+64 21 64 9963
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