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 have Nick Lurman and Brian Maxwell to help with Graphic 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 to 3 young children, gardening, orienteering and mountain biking.

“If you can’t get me on my phone I’m probably with my kids. Please send me an email instead and I will get back to you soon.”

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 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.”

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

Nick Lurman

Nick is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Auckland, with a vast passion for good design, better coffee and the best microbreweries New Zealand has to offer. Completing his studies in 2011, he graduated from Media Design School in Auckland with a diploma in graphic design.

Nick’s had a varied background, working in both a brand agency as well as flying solo as a freelance graphic designer to continue to sharpen his skills. His experience ranges from logo and booklet design, to billboards, packaging and designing graphics for clothing. He’s always excited to incorporate hand-drawn elements where the opportunity arises to add a more personal flair to a brief.

Nick Lurman

Brian Maxwell

Brian is a 2006 Bachelor of Design graduate in Visual Communications from Unitec. He has worked in various agency and in-house graphic design roles in Auckland and Sydney, mostly creating packaging and point of sale material for New Zealand and Australian retail chains.

Brian also likes to dabble in illustration, utilising his design background to construct self-interest drawings, combining hand drawn imagery with vector graphics.

Brian is currently based in Auckland and works part time for Saucy Hot Design, whilst full-filling the stay at home parent duties of his young family.

Brian