Case Studies

Every school has a compelling brand story that can be crafted into an unique looking brand image.

These case studies have been created to inspire, inform, and help educators when it comes to making design decisions about their own schools brands. It's been an exciting journey. So jump in and have a look. I'll be updating this page regularly with new case studies. Feel free to leave a comment or share any of these case studies with your peers.


Te Kura O Take Kārara – New ĢƵ

Dec 10, 2019

Te Kura O Take Kārara is a brand new school being built in Wanaka in 2020. What a stunning place for a school. The exact location was known as Take…

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Winton School Learning Muscles Southland NZ

Meet Rere – Winton School’s PB4L Mascot.

May 22, 2019

Meet RERE, Winton School’s mascot that they use to champion their PB4L values and learner dispositions. I began writing this case study in back 2016. Three years later? RERE has…

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Knights Stream School Signage Christchurch NZ

Knights Stream School – New ĢƵ

Apr 12, 2019

Knights Stream School’s doors opened to families at the beginning of 2019 but the work on their visual branding began over twelve months earlier. What resulted was an exciting new…

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Ilam School Rear Entrance Sign Christchurch NZ

Ilam School’s Logo Design & Branding Journey So Far

Mar 29, 2019

In 2013 Ilam School decided they wanted a new school logo. Their existing logo seemed dated in appearance. However, the symbol for the school, the Azalea, was perfect. It captured…

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Newtown School’s Branding Story

Jul 16, 2018

There is a fantastic story woven into Newtown School’s logo design. It is an exploration into the life, nature and values of the school. At their core they are a…

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Feilding Intermediate’s New School Logo

Jul 9, 2018

Feilding Intermediate has a new school logo. Their previous logo had a mountain in a crest. They wanted to retain the crest shape and their motto “Aiming for the Top”.…

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South Hornby School Sign Christchurch NZ

South Hornby School Rebuild & Rebrand

Jun 21, 2018

South Hornby School has a brand new Modern Learning Environment. Their new location is the old Branston Intermediate site just down the road from where they were. I was asked,…

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Irrigate Solutions – New Company Branding

Jun 20, 2018

I was contacted by Irrigate Solutions to create a logo and brand identity for their new business. This is another job, like Window Innovation’s branding, that I thought would be…

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South Otago High School’s PB4L Branding

Jun 8, 2018

South Otago High School approached me to create some branding around their PB4L Values. They have three core values – Respect, Excellence and Pride. How could these be personalised for…

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