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Creative Digital & Freelance Website Design Solutions

For corporate and self-published authors
Designed and deployed using WordPress
Making sense of complex information
Themes for Corporate & Academic Events
For various artisan FMG food & beverages

"If you don't take risks, you will always work for someone who does."

Welcome to my personal website!

This site is a design and layout experiment - it's not pretty or perfect (like my Nelson NZ website design studio work), but it's fun! This place let's me try out some cool web design techniques in my own personal space on the interwebs.

For privacy and ethical reasons, I am not on social media. Instead, find out more about the real me by connecting the old fashioned way - by phone, text or email.

It is a pleasure having you here. Read some old-school blog archives, learn about my freelance design career, or visit my full-time creative design studio at Tintagel in Nelson NZ.

Simon Owen

Pecha Kucha Nelson

I presented at the 2nd Nelson Pecha Kucha evening last night. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format for creative work originally devised by Architects (KDa) in Tokyo, Japan in 2003. A Pecha Kucha...

iPhone in the corporate design business

If you're like me, and you love your iPhone for it's wide variety of applications and uncanny ability to have your office in your pocket, keep reading. As a self-employed creative, I'm always...

Public praise

Nelson is a great place for the creative mind. It is no surprise that many famous New Zealand artists have been drawn to and inspired by it's natural beauty.The Nelson Tasman Regional Arts...

Thin Blue Line

The New Zealand Police Force are using my creative services at the moment. A scientific congress on illicit drugs is being held in Wellington later this month, and I have just finished producing...

Freelance Freedom – Nov 08

Words of Wisdom

I came across these words in an old diary of mine today.In an industry that forever looking for the next best thing, it is always a comfort to ponder past words of wisdom...

“The reality we now face implores us to act.”

Founder & Chairman,The Climate Reality Project