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World’s Largest QR code

September 12, 2012

World’s Largest QR code

The Kraay Family Farm in Alberta, Canada has set the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest QR code. According to CBC News, the 29,000 square meters QR code was carved into a field of corn and it could actually be scanned with a smartphone. To prove that it actually works, members of the family […]

Launched tokuphoto.com – Artistic Stock Photos

November 6, 2011

Launched tokuphoto.com – Artistic Stock Photos

We are proud to launching the tokuphoto.com artistic stock photo website. Who is tokuphoto? Tokuphoto is a one stop shop for all your stock photography and event photography needs. Here, you can find a wide variety of original, colourful, and creative images that are sure to suit your graphic requirements. All of our high-quality images […]

Beaver Trees & Landscaping Won World Class Award

October 28, 2011

Beaver Trees & Landscaping Won World Class Award

Congratulations to the Beavers for this outstanding world class award!! We are proud to be part of your website marketing team! Source 3 News: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 6:24p.m. By Juanita Copeland A small business in Christchurch has been given a very large award. Beaver Trees and landscaping has been judged one of the best […]

Proud Supporter of the Rugby Book

August 19, 2011

Proud Supporter of the Rugby Book

Proud Supporter of Canterbury Rugby Football Experience With the Rugby World Cup 2011 around the corner, I thought it’s a good time to post something about the Christchurch Rugby on my blog. Proud to support Canterbury through the Canterbury Rugby Football Experience. Joseph was delighted to be asked to take professional photography of the Rugby […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 4/6

August 17, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 4/6

50cm x 100cm, digital print on canvas Visual Works on Close Up Yiyi finally decided to choose Music over Medicine as her studies at the University of Canterbury. Music is what she is passionate about, but Medicine is something she is really good at; it was a difficult decision as my dad really wanted her […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 3/6

August 14, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 3/6

Permanent UV ink on canvas, 50cm x 100cm, scroll bound contemporary Chinese style Visual Work – Sections on Close Up Chinese character for ‘Learn’ ‘學’. The bottom part of this character is ‘Child’,  ‘子’, a child with knowledge on top of his/her head. Please observe the 2 crosses within the top brackets, I picked up […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 2/6

August 12, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 2/6

Permanent UV ink on canvas, 50cm x 100cm, scroll bound contemporary Chinese style Visual Work – Sections on Close Up Chinese Pictograph for ‘Fly’ ‘飛’ As you can see the character is a drawing of a bird. Introduction to Chinese Calligraphic Scripts (Chinese Fonts) Chinese character for ‘Home’ ‘家’ 1. 篆書 Chuan-Shu (Seal Script) This […]

Graphic Design as Art – Part 1/6

July 22, 2010

Graphic Design as Art – Part 1/6

When I say ‘Graphic Design as Art’, I mean there is no ‘Client’ involved in the process of making, and there is ‘No Commercial Value’ in the work produced, and most importantly, there is no one I need to please apart from myself! This is the visual representation of  my written work completed in 2000. […]

Logo Design Process for Wagmu

July 19, 2010

Logo Design Process for Wagmu

I have completed a brand identity design for Wagmu.com. John (owner) approached me through my website, and asked if I could assist with the re-design of their existing logo. John has a website promoting diet tracking, menu planing, and nutritional analysis (www.wagmu.com), a wonderful service that John is providing! Design Brief Supplied by Client “Wagmu” […]

Good Graphic Design Quotes

July 15, 2010

Good Graphic Design Quotes

Have you ever wonder what famous graphic designers / artists around the world have been thinking? Well, I think you can learn a lot from the words that they have said. Here is a collection of some of my favorite ones, hope you enjoy them! "Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated" — Paul Rand...

A design-sense of AdSense

July 10, 2010

A design-sense of AdSense

When I first created kudesign.co.nz, I want it to be ad-free, as having adverts on my graphic design studio website just seemed unprofessional... but it changed my mind when I signed up for Google AdSense last year (2009) after having read an article by 'Steve Pavlina' on 'How to Make Money From Your Blog'. I started to look at options on how I can incorporate Google AdSense to my website template beautifully; I didn't want them to speak too loud, in fact I wanted them to be almost invisible! The quick solution back then was to tuck them at the bottom of each posts / articles, and at the bottom of the sidebar...

What is a logo design worth?

July 5, 2010

What is a logo design worth?

If money was no concern, and you were to ask 10 graphic design agencies to design a new logo for you, all 10 designs will come back looking different, but does it mean the most expensive one will produce the best outcome? If I was to buy a Hi-Fi CD player model X9000, I would hunt around to find the cheapest deal, and sometimes I am happy to pay a bit more for a reputable dealer. In the end of the day, the product/commodity is the same, doesn't matter where you buy it from, but you could potentially save hundreds of dollars if you shop around! However, design is no commodity, and does not work the same way!