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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.

Royal Sun Alliance (now Vero) Building
The Royal Sun Alliance Building is a large-scale urban development with an office tower, services and retail spaces. Noel Lane Architects was comissioned to fit out the interior of the public spaces. DV8 Creative was commissioned in turn to design and produce decorative glass features.
The design objective was to re-introduce natural themes into the environment, referencing what is unique to New Zealand, and to feature works of leading New Zealand artists.
The glass work uses the Silver Fern motif to interact with light to create an interplay recalling a dappled forest floor. DV8 Creative designed and managed production of over 300 square metres of glass canopies, glass-encased lift interiors for eight lifts, sculptural steel/glass lighting columns and tabletops.
Glass design and production: Stephen Canning
Architects: Noel Lane Architects
Ceramic glass treatments: DMS Glass, Melbourne
Sandblasted glass treatments: Sandblasting Artists
Project architects : Peddle Thorpe Architects
Project management: Fletcher Construction

Get in touch

PO Box 8426, Symonds St 
Auckland 1150

+64 9 845 3225
+64 27 4788419

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