Our Team

Graphic Designers / Web Designers

We are a small team located around New Zealand. Claire Flynn leads the team as Director, Graphic Designer and Web Designer. Fraser Mills heads the Web Development, and we now have Jonny Jellard to help with Design work. Find out more about us below.

Claire Flynn

Director / Graphic Designer / Web Designer

Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Design with First Class Honours from Massey University.

During her time freelancing after graduating, Claire worked for Rubble Design, which then turned into a full-time job. After several years working for Rubble’s clients, Claire bought the graphic and web design side of that business when the opportunity arose, and enjoyed running Rubble Design alongside Saucy Hot Design in Auckland. The two businesses were then merged into one when Claire relocated to Rotorua.

“I had really got to know and love working for the Rubble clients, so I jumped at the chance to retain those working relationships.”

Claire loves the design side of her work, specially working with clients on new branding. However, Claire is also very experienced with and enjoys the technical side – designing websites to be both visually stunning, and highly functional.

When not in front of the computer, Claire loves being a mother, orienteering and mountain biking.

How did Claire get here?

“As a young child I had a wonderful imagination. I loved to paint, draw, make cards for people and get creative with almost any material. However, during high-school I concentrated more (and excelled) on the academic side, enjoying the challenges that maths and science provided. After gaining my A Bursary, but not being sure of my career choice, I traveled extensively in Europe, competing in sport for NZ, making friends with all sorts of people from different countries, and gaining fantastic life experiences.

At the end of my second lengthy stint in Europe, I realised that although I was interested in the sciences, I would prefer to incorporate my passion for the creative with a career. I have not regretted my choice for one second. I am so lucky to have a career doing something that I love, and which also allows me the flexibility to be a Mum at home as well.”

Claire is indebted to her talented and experienced team who keep the ball rolling while she is on maternity leave. She will be returning to work around April 2019.

Fraser Mills

Fraser became interested in the web in the late 90s while studying at the University of Auckland. He went on to complete a Diploma of New Media Design and has been developing websites ever since.

In that time he has gained experience in everything from simple brochure websites through to content management systems, e-commerce and custom business applications. This has given him knowledge in the full spectrum of technologies, from the back-end web server and database through to the front-end design and interaction with the user.

Fraser is based in Wanaka, and enjoy’s dealing with a range of clients and helping make the process of creating a website as easy as possible for them.

When he is not in front of a computer Fraser enjoys running in the mountains or orienteering.

Fraser Mills

Jonny Jellard

Jonny is new to the team and is looking forward to working with Saucy Hot Design clients.

Jono Jellard