Graphic Design

An Argument for Colour – The State Cinemas Nelson Building

AN ARGUMENT FOR COLOUR Photograph of Tirana by Andro Poplis Why Be Afraid Of Colour? The thing about colour is we can be too fearful and miss out on the energy and fun that vibrant shades can offer. On buildings this is especially so – many people are so afraid of getting it wrong that …

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ACE – Climate Emergency logo

I love my job, and feel fortunate that I can choose to support organisations and causes that are important to me as a designer and as a company – like climate change. New pro bono work includes a logo for Nelson organisation, ACE – Action for the Climate Emergency – who are intending to hold …

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Race Unity Day 2019

If there is one thing we need to celebrate and encourage in Nelson, it’s cultural diversity and this is exactly what Race Unity Day does. The Nelson Tasman region is enriched by being the 3rd largest ethnically diverse population per capita in NZ.  The artwork for Race Unity Day, commissioned by Multicultural Nelson Tasman has been …

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Dancing Sands Distillery – A Golden Bay Gem and Revell Design’s Newest Client

While on a trip to Wellington late 2018, I spied the beautifully-designed artwork on some gin bottles behind the bar of Fortune Favours, a bar in Te Aro. I mused to a friend that it’s always a great experience working with companies who value good design and, from what I could see, the purveyors of the gin …

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Creating great business documents

Business documents – be they annual reports, programmes or proposals are great opportunities to remind your clients and customers of your dedication to good business practises. If you pitch to a client and the document is difficult to read or sloppily designed it will be difficult to convince them that you are going to treat …

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Logo redesign for Multicultural Nelson Tasman | Crafting a new logo

Revell Design is pleased to release the redesign of Multiculural Nelson Tasman’s logo. After a smooth design process, from brief to finalisation of the new logo, we are happy to say Multicultural Nelson Tasman has a logo to be proud of. The brief for the project was wonderful, giving background to the organisation and outlining …

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Simplicity in design – allow your message to shine, supported by design

Good design is intuitive, creative and intelligent. The best design should not be so self-aware as to intrude on the message it is attempting to convey. Viewers should be moved to respond in the intended way by the message, supported by the elegance of simplicity. Over-design can crowd your message, making intention and communication less clear. …

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