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pimped nz gelaskins store

I developed my own online design store. The ‘designer’ store stocks designer goods for people with style and taste. The product range will grow over time.

I develop successful eStores just like ‘pimped’ for online retailers and resellers.

Please note that due to my other busy busy commitments the pimped store is now closed. Thanks to all of you who shopped with me!

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Simon Owen

Director of Envisage Design NZ, freelance website and graphic designer extraordinaire.

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Student animations from 1990

Back in the day, the Amiga 2000 was used to create broadcast graphics at TVNZ. As a graduate design student in 1990, I created an odd collection of animations, some of which were broadcast! Two of my special favorites are below.  

My 1970’s Odd Rod’s sticker collection!

These are a bunch of really cool stickers that I collected back in the 1970’s. Retouched in Photoshop CS3 circa 2008. Edited and put to a rocking track by the Subways for your viewing pleasure…

You are a Legend Paul Verdon!

The Legends of World Rugby collectors edition book is now available in New Zealand. This remarkable limited edition book has been signed by 75 of the worlds best players from the armature era and retails for NZ$795. I designed the book, and author Paul Verdon is photographed here signing my personal copy. Thanks Paul! For…

3D Dragon: video and download

This is a really cool optical illusion! Have a look at the video above (only 38 sec), and then download a dragon of your colour choice below and try it for yourself. Assembly instructions are included. Just get your local copy house to print your dragon at A3 on a firm stock. Download (right click).…

A very palatable client

I’m over the moon to have just picked up Cloudy Bay as a new client. The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley. It was named Cloudy Bay by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770. The wines of Cloudy Bay are exported to…


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