Badass Lady Creatives: Kiwi Designers and Illustrators

New Zealand is known for its extreme natural beauty (see Peter Jackson’s Tolkein movies for reference), and its design scene is pretty great, too. This week’s badass lady creatives are among the young and talented Kiwi designers and illustrators.

Veronica Cordero

Veronica Cordero is an Auckland-based graphic designer with a portfolio which spans print, branding, web, and illustration. Where Veronica really shines is in her layout work; her editorial and infographic projects feel interesting, balanced, and immensely polished. According to Veronica’s website, she’s for available for new opportunities.

Veronica Cordero / on Design Work Life
Auckland City Editorial Spread
Veronica Cordero / on Design Work Life
Auckland City Editorial Spread
Veronica Cordero / on Design Work Life
Zenith Travel Kits project: website
Veronica Cordero / on Design Work Life
Zenith Travel Kits project: poster
Veronica Cordero / on Design Work Life
Magazine spread

Anna Johnstone

Anna Johnstone‘s work has found applications as small as a rollerblade wheel and as large as a mural. The Wellington-based illustrator’s cute characters have undeniable charm, and it’s especially fun to see that style applied to popular fandoms.

Anna Johnstone / on Design Work Life Anna Johnstone / on Design Work Life

Anna Johnstone / on Design Work Life
Mother of dragons! You can buy Anna’s Game of Thrones prints in her shop.

Nicole Miller-Wong

Nicole Miller-Wong co-founded Auckland studio Sorbet Design. The studio is pretty on-trend, and their motto is a great compliment to the house style of simple sophistication: “tell your story, and tell it well”. Nicole’s role is extensive: she lends design, art direction, and photography to various branding projects.

Nicole Miller Wong / on Design Work Life
Branding, Art Direction & Web Design for Chinese restaurant Pearl Garden
Nicole Miller Wong / on Design Work Life
Branding, Art Direction & Web Design for Best Rentals
Nicole Miller Wong / on Design Work Life
Art Direction, Packaging & Photography for Casio x David Dallas
Nicole Miller Wong / on Design Work Life
For a studio mixtape

Gabi Lardies

Gabi Lardies has recently flown the coop from Auckland to London, but girl can rock a monospace typeface. There’s a fragility to her zines, books, and type treatments, but make no mistake—these compositions are made with confidence.

Gabi Lardies / on Design Work Life
Track: 1-7 (seen)
Gabi Lardies / on Design Work Life
Track: 1-7 (seen)
Gabi Lardies / on Design Work Life
Streams (100 days project)

Gabi Lardies / on Design Work Life

Gabi Lardies / on Design Work Life
Track 6 (time)
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