Expect the unexpected*

When you’re the type of person who sees things a bit differently you become aware of design opportunities that might otherwise go unnoticed. When it comes to your brand, product or service, these insights will help set it apart from the rest…

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For over 25 years DV8 Creative has been seeing things a bit differently. Working with like-minded people, creative in their own fields, we provide a personal and unique design service. Designer Stephen Canning approaches graphic design, branding, web and digital projects with a unique, highly collaborative, customer-focused approach.

Collaboration produces the best quality work – working with people who excel in their fields and work on equal terms, who seek to challenge and be challenged.

The primary collaboration is of course with the client, and by starting with the common goal of strong open communication in this relationship we achieve a high degree of success in bringing their ideas and products to the world.

Design Thinking is a proven toolset to help drive design teams toward decisions based on the experience of the customer. It focuses on their needs and objectives. Working in this process brings fresh insights, often challenging original expectations. So you can expect the unexpected.

Workbase was a NZ-based language, literacy and numeracy service provider, providing educational services to organisations and individuals, backed up by comprehensive online and physical resources.
I worked with Pam Goode and Chris Williams of Black Box Photography, to rebrand this large organisation and set up the implementation of these new values across their extensive online and printed materials.
For the original website I worked with the client's web development unit which had a very technical focus. I am pleased to say that since I was working on the project the very skilled team at BKA has rebuilt the site with their trademark user focus and design-led approach to produce a resource much more in keeping with the brand vision.
Client: Workbase
Design: Stephen Canning
Website development: BKA Interactive
Photography and project management: Black Box

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