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Simon Sinek, the author of Start With Why, argues it’s not what you do which inspires people to buy from you but why you do it.

When you are defining who you are, what your business does and how it can help your customers, think about your inspiration. What led you to this point? What’s your purpose?

Knowing why you are doing something keeps you motivated. It helps you get out of bed in the morning and to do the hard work. It also gives you a story to tell. People will respond far better to the story about why you were inspired to do what you do than any sales pitch.

Husk are a heartfelt, hard-working, virtual creative agency – a safe pair of hands.

We know what it’s like. You sign up with an agency to handle all your design, print and website work. It starts off swell and then the weeks roll into months and into years and things start feeling a bit tired. Response times have slowed at the same rate has billing has crept up. The designers seem to listen but somehow just aren’t getting it right. Frustration is mounting but it is just too much faff to change so you have been putting it off.

If you’re looking for something new and fresh or wanting designers who give a damn, we’re your people!



HUSK is an Auckland-based virtual design studio, established in 2000 and specialising in all forms of branding, graphic design, print, website design and development. Husk helps businesses & organisations better engage their audiences through a firm grasp on brand storytelling, UX, design, communication and delivery. Husk is 100% NZ owned, committed to excellence in customer service and motivated to deliver results in an innovative and flexible way.


The Huskies are particularly motivated by clients who are making a difference in the world and/or have a social good component to their work. 90% of our team have a social good component to their personal lives and this underscores a strong set of values around work ethic, integrity and relationships. We pour our heart and soul into every project to get the best results – in fact, the privilege of helping our clients is what get us out of bed in the mornings.


It’s all very well being relational and motivated, but can we actually do the work? Well yes, yes we can. Husk deliver on deadlines and budgets and are proud of being a fun but hard-working team who have the capability and systems to make things happen, often with light-speed turnarounds. A recent client perception survey revealed that the majority of clients would describe us as ‘relational creatives that get sh*t done’ (‘scuse the french 😉


Husk has an inclusive culture and work environment that encourages each and every Husky to thrive – from social fun including time out, weekly coffees and lunches, to programmes for professional development, wellness, happiness, rest and work flexibility, it is our deep belief that happier staff make a happier studio and also produce better work! The love is not just for our team though – we love to delight our clients with gifts and where possible, our meetings include coffee and cake, our shout.


More than 50+ five star Google reviews can’t be lyin’. But if you need more, read our stories from happy clients. And oh – here’s a testimonial: “Husk are the most badass creatives in the biz! Professionally, they are a well-oiled machine with top notch communication and exceptionally talented brains on board. We have worked with Husk on a number of projects and they always made us feel included as if we were part of the team. Highly recommend!” ~ Katrina, Many Talents Media


Husk serve ‘good people doing good things’ across a wide range of NZ businesses and organisations and thus we know social good. 70% of our largest 10 clients are not for profit, illustrating a strong synergy with our areas of passion and experience. We also help many companies who give back to the community or planet, creating a positive impact or working towards a better world in some way, however small.
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

So how can we help?


We are passionate about customer-orientated brand storytelling, helping you articulate the essence of your brand and the difference it makes to your customer’s experience. Brand frameworks, perception surveys, positioning workshops and creative think-tanks will help you communicate your uniqueness and create a powerful and engaging brand presence.


No matter what project you need graphic design help with, we’ve got the mad skills in-house to help. From annual reports to flyers, brochures to stationery or vehicle signage to store fit-outs, our creative team can organise any design and print requirements for you. We’ve designed it all, printed it all, overglossed it all and delivered it all – try us out 😉


We have the tools to design and build a website for you that both gives you competitive advantage 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. We can also assist with eMarketing, Google search, SEO and social.