We are Koast Graphics, creative and bold graphic designers, located on the beautiful Kāpiti Coast, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our creative services include graphic design, video production and digital marketing. We are forward thinking designers, producing efﬁcient and bold designs. We encourage sustainable business practices and a circular economy.
- Established in 2009.
- Designers with over 25 years of professional experience.
- Dozens of satisfied customers.
- All of our employees receive at least a living wage.
- Encouraging sustainable business practices.
Koast Graphics, graphic designers, with Kāpiti Island at sunset
History of Koast Graphics
Koast Graphics was established in 2009, at a time when the World was still feeling the effects of the Global Financial Crisis.
Koast Graphics was set up by Paul Brittain-Morby, a graphic designer and digital media producer. Paul is the sole director and company owner. He has extensive experience of working in sales and marketing, in London UK and New Zealand.
Originally from York, in the north of England, Paul studied graphic design and digital media. He has attained several diplomas in design and a BA (Hons) Degree in Digital Media.
In 2006, Paul and his young family moved from Hertfordshire UK to New Zealand. After travelling around the North Island looking for a place to live, they chose to settle in Waikanae on the peaceful Kāpiti Coast, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Local small business
Koast Graphics has steadily evolved from a side project, developing WordPress websites, to a humble, family owned and operated, small business with three employees.
We remain focussed on delivering creative projects efficiently, as well as offering our customers an excellent level of service. Also, we continue to provide website services including development, maintenance and scheduled updating.
In addition, our creative services now include graphic design, video production and digital marketing. We provide these services for organisations and businesses throughout the Kāpiti Coast, the Greater Wellington Region and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Origins of Koast Graphics identity
Our name, logotype and identity were inspired by our surroundings, specifically the local coastline of the Kāpiti Coast. The name Koast Graphics came about by taking the letter 'K' from 'Kāpiti' and using it to replace the 'C' in 'Coast’, creating the portmanteau 'Koast'.
In keeping with Koast Graphics' bold and concise design style, our logotype incorporates our website address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) as it is sometimes known.
The letter 'o' has been stylised to take the form of a koru. A koru is a spiral shape based on the appearance of a new unfurling silver fern frond - it often symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace.
We like to think the koru, when placed next to the letter 'K', represents the shoreline, where waves wash on to a beach.