Polhill Protectors is a community dedicated to trapping pests, planting trees and advocating for endangered native wildlife in Wellington's Town Belt. The community brand is collaborative and ever-evolving, featuring a mix of different artists and aesthetics.
I illustrated their welcome banner and customised the local playground to create two different educational games for local families.
‘Predator Free Kick’
A soccer practice wall. Gain points for hitting harmful introduced pests such as possums and stoats, lose points for hitting native birds and their nests.
‘Birds of Polhill’
Tic-tac-toe, with the blank squares depicting endangered bird species who live in the wider Polhill area.
Written by Barbara Else, ‘Go Girl’ tells the stories of amazing New Zealand women. Each profile is accompanied by illustrated portraits created specially for this book by nine different local illustrators. Penguin NZ, 2018
I created portraits of paleontologist Joan Wiffen, choreographer Parris Goebel, swimmer Sophie Pascoe, politician Elizabeth McCombs, leader Huria Matenga and Green Party MP Mojo Mathers.
'Sky High' tells the true story of how Jean Batten became an international superstar for her solo flights across the world. This is the third in a series of biographical picture books about famous New Zealanders. Penguin NZ, 2017
2017 New Zealand Listener Top 50 Children's Books
2018 Finalist in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Category & Russel Clarke Award for Illustration
Birds of the Town Belt
Birds on parade, playing a tune, hiding in the trees and stacking into a tower because they feel like it. Created with a limited Pantone colour palette.
First to the Top
'First to the Top', written by David Hill, tells the true story of Sir Edmund Hillary and his climb to the top of Mt Everest. Penguin NZ, 2015
2016 Winner of the NZ awards for Children and Young Adults Children's Choice Non-fiction category
2016 Storylines Notable Picture Book
2015 New Zealand Listener Top 50 Children's Books
2016 Part of the Painted Stories exhibition at Millennium Public Art Gallery
Ekor Book Shop Cafe
A giant reindeer, a squirrel wearing trousers, wall menu designs, doughnuts, staff portraits, labels, bookmarks and event posters - all created for Ekor Book Shop Cafe in Wellington.
Oh My Gosh Run & Other Stories
The tale of a fearsome tiger and a disgruntled caterpillar.
Predator Free 2050
New Zealand has set the ambitious goal of removing possums, rats and stoats by 2050 to protect our vulnerable native species. This video, animated by National Park Studios, introduces the problem and what's being done. I designed and created the illustrated assets, which were supplied as layered workable files. National Park Studios, 2017
A squirrel and forest themed indoor mural, spanning two walls in the children's section of a local book shop. Ekor Book Shop Cafe, 2016.
2 x collaborative outdoor murals with artists Gwil, Yoii and T-Wei on power boxes in Newtown and Hataitai.
Huia in the trees
A wall size piece, originally created for Rita eatery in Aro Valley.
Just your average-joes being professional bidness people using the Xero mobile app. I collaborated with Xero from very early concept stages, through to the final artwork—a receipt menu, loading screen and introductory carousel.
Frankie Potts Series
Frankie Potts is a junior fiction series about a mystery solving girl and her very clever dog, created and written by Juliet Jacka. Penguin NZ, 2016.
Frankie Potts and the Sparkplug Mysteries, 2016
Frankie Potts and the Bikini Burglar, 2016
Frankie Potts and the Postcard Puzzle, 2017
Frankie Potts and the Wicked Wolves, 2017
Peter & the Wolf
A poster design for Sergei Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf. The silhouette of the protagonist, Peter, is visible in the arc of the wolf's body. VCD Studies, 2013.