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LOOKING FOR DESIGN WITH HEART?

Husk are a bunch of heartfelt, hard-working creatives based in Morningside, Auckland.

We would love to help you flesh out your marketing ideas with brand thinking, design for digital and web, print management and everything in-between.

Husk help people who do good change the world. We are particularly passionate about businesses that have social values and are keen to make a difference — we want to help you do good and look good while you’re doing it.

Looking for design with heart? We’re your people! Time for a coffee we think.
(Let’s be honest — it’s always time for coffee)

/GOOD PEOPLE

The Husk Team Photograph
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Jeffrey Tang

DIRECTOR, MARVEL-MANIC, METAL HEAD

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Steph Norman

DESIGNER, dreamer, ski slope shredder.

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Janina Kay

ACCOUNTS GURU, SARCASM GENIUS, CRISPS FOR DINNER-ER

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Sabrina O’Brien

Web Ninja, Minimalist, Mostly Vegan, Board-game Lover.

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Louise Giles

Director, Designer, Word Nerd, Wanna-be Cop.

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Kate Coppens

ACCOUNT MANAGER, LOVER OF DEEP CHAT, GIG-GOER.

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Katie Che

VISUAL STORYTELLER-ER, KFC AMBASSADOR

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Mel Skinner

Office Manager, Streamliner, Finger in all the pies-er.

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Phil Botha

Web Tech Genius, Multitalented Designer-er & Photographer.

/GOOD WORK

Easter Camp branding testimonial

“Every year Husk bring the goods. From helping establish the theme for our annual event to rolling out brand, collateral, web and rego systems, we basically now can’t do camp without them!” ~ Blue, Director, NORTHERN EASTER CAMP

Earthical branding testimonial

“I can’t recommend Husk enough. They have exceeded my expectations in making my vision a reality – what an amazing and creative team! I can't wait to show off my ethical skincare brand.” ~ Zabeena, Owner, EARTHICAL

Crave Cafe branding testimonial

“We love Husk – they make us look good. They develop our cafe’s brand, our story and our web presence and we are pumped that they are also helping us make Morningside a better place to live and work.” ~ Nigel, Manager, CRAVE CAFE

NZBlood branding testimonial

“NZ Blood Service have worked with Husk since 2018 on our Annual Report and other projects. They are a great company to work with and can usually make even the toughest requests come to life.” ~ Laura, Corporate Communications Manager, NZ BLOOD SERVICE

In the Know branding testimonial

“Husk have been an absolute joy to work with on our very complex site – they were incredibly creative, professional, receptive and innovative and the outcome was well beyond our expectations.” ~ Nikki, Director, THE LIGHT PROJECT & EXPOSURE

Better Life branding testimonial

“If you are looking for a company who not only seeks to fully understand your brand, but also chucks their gumboots on to help you dig deeper into what you actually want – call Husk. I’ve lost count of the compliments I have received on my brand offering from clients and competitors. Let Husk handle it!” ~ Carley, Director, BETTER LIFE

SAY HELLO!

/BRAND

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this includes tone, message, and imagery through to design and print of your logo and collateral. Let Husk help you stand out as a leader in your field and clearly express your brand values.

I need help with branding

/GRAPHIC

We love design. Seriously, we’re nuts for this stuff. Like ninjas, it’s what we’re trained for. So ditch Microsoft Publisher, fire your friend who is ‘having a play with your brochure’ and get the experts in. We do it all – you name it, we’ll take care of it!

I need graphic design help

/WEB

We have the tools to design and build a website for you that clearly positions you against your competition and engages and converts your audience. From beautiful brochure sites through to online shops, your website will be unique, appealing, powerful, super-easy for you to manage and epic on mobile.

Let’s get started!

/E-MARKETING

eMarketing is simple, immediate, cost-effective and measurable — it drives traffic to your website and boosts your sales. We create eMail that your customers will read and enjoy. If you are sick of photocopying, folding and posting your news, making the switch is a no brainer.

Get my eComms sorted!

/GET SOCIAL

Whether a blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest or YouTube channel, after we have done our thing, your customised channels will be powerfully dressed to impress in the world’s most powerful marketplace.

Get my business a social life!

/PHOTO & VIDEO

A picture tells a thousand words…and a video tells even more! Whether you need help with an updated photoshoot of your team or a short video promoting your business or sharing a client testimonial, we have the gear in-house and the creativity to give your website and social an engaging and visual boost.

Get my video or photography sorted!

/SOME OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE

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One of our favourites for free stock images is unsplash.com which offers a beautiful selection of high-res images from photographers across the globe for free... as long as you give the photographers due cred. And so we should! Perfect for blog posts, presentations, general inhouse use, especially for those on a budget.
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