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About Me

ARTIST  •   DESIGNER  •  ILLUSTRATOR

Marianne has always been a creative person. Whether that is with traditional art, or the performing arts, doing voice-over work for radio promotions in the USA or advertisements for radio – it is something that has always been a part of her life.

 

Profile Pic - MarianneAs an artist she has worked in multiple media – from sculpting in clay to silversmithing and creating artisan jewellery, to more traditional art. She has a great love of working with pastels and oils – but also dabbles in acrylics and watercolours. Her sculptures have found homes internationally.

Marianne is a published illustrator, having worked on a number of books over various disciplines  –  from a book on romantic poetry for a client, to a book on soil, and most recently with her foray into children’s illustrations. She is also an author of a children’s story that she is currently working on illustrating.

Marianne spent most of her early working career as a nurse, both in public and in private hospitals throughout New Zealand. Her last area of nursing (and her favourite), was CardioThoracic and Vascular surgery. A work accident forced her retirement from a much loved career, so she returned to university and retrained herself, completing a degree in Computer Graphic Design, from the University of Waikato, in New Zealand. She especially enjoys working on illustrations and label design.

Work Portfolio

 GRAPHIC DESIGN  •  WEBSITE DESIGN  •   ILLUSTRATIONS

Samples of my design work for various clients.

VIEW ALL MY WORK

What Design Clients Have To Say!

 

Reece Hill

“On behalf of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science  I would like to thank you for the amazing work you have done to update the visual identity of the society; our new logo with accompanying style guide, and our new website.

You have taken the time to understand our Society, our members and our goals, and created a brand that helps to communicate our message. Our new brand is one that all of our members can associate with and be proud of.

It has been a pleasure for the Executive Council to work with you – you have guided us through the necessary steps for change, presenting clear options for us all the way.

I would also like to thank you for your patience and diligence, and for perservering with this project between executive council meetings.

Thank you Marianne, we are delighted with our new image.”

Dr Megan Balks

“Marianne has worked with me over the past 8 months as a Graphic Designer on a range of soil-related projects, including preparing the illustrations for a book for submission to a publisher. A calender for global distribution, and suite of materials including: stickers, a brochure, poster, and a website to celebrate the International Year of Soils for the New Zealand Society of Soil Science.

Marianne has at all times been a pleasure to work with. She has been utterly professional in all her activities. She takes initative when appropriate to organize interactions with outside organizations such as printers and web providers. Her attention to detail and her excellent design skills have meant that all the projects above have been completed on time and have exceeded my expectations as to the quality of the outputs. She has demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the requirements of good design, as well as website construction.

I have no hesitation in recommending Marianne as an excellent provider of Graphic Design services.”

Dr Megan Balks, Council Member of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science
Delicious Skin-New Logo

“I have worked closely with Marianne through all stages of branding, business visioning and website development for my business Delicious Skin and she has been a DREAM! From working with me on very tight deadlines and getting it done, to consistently presenting me with good work!

Marianne needs little direction and takes my ideas and visions and runs with them – always creating work I am more than happy with. Even once or twice she has taken the initiative and emailed me with changes that would be beneficial (like updating the website to a Christmassy theme).

Working with Marianne has made my job easier, and made my brand consistent and attractive to potential customers. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!”

Nicola Marie, CEO Delicious Skin
After Dinner

“Marianne did an amazing job of illustrating and layout the story book we co-produced called, “What’s For Dinner?”. It’s not always easy, when as an author you have a picture in your mind of what your characters look like. Marianne not only understood, but she captured them brilliantly with the right degree of fantasy and reality.

The outcome is a book that continues to delight both children and adults alike, and I’ve received feedback from families who say it has become a family favourite of theirs!”

Lyn Packer

“Under immense time pressure both Marianne and I were exploring a new area of art and illustration. Despite this she was extremely attentive and adaptable in the production of my illustrations.

Fluidity is a characteristic some never acquire, however, Marianne has worked tirelessly to ensure that the final product was of high standard and authentic to my ideas. Very grateful  for her work.”

Kirstin Ross, Punarau Media
Clive Square Logo

“We had a very antiquated web page which looked like it had been set up in the dinosaur age! Last year we approached Marianne and asked if she could give it a complete overhaul, and an overhaul is certainly what it got!

She has brought us back into the 21st century and did a fabulous job, followed all our prompts as to what we were after and what needed to be displayed and came up with a great new website that our patients could easily navigate their way around. 

Marianne is friendly and efficient and the website was completed within a great turn around time – so all in all – a great stress-free experience (for us anyway!).”

Janet, Receptionist - Clive Square Medical Practice
Hebejebe

“Marianne designed my amazing website. She listened to me, let me follow a very organic process to deliver to me the best result! People in the industry have commented on how superb it is. Many thanks Marianne for everything you have done and are still delivering for HebeJebe Historical Ghost Tours.”

Janinie Duggan, HebeJebe Historical Ghost Tours
I wanna learn Aikido

“Marianne designed the poster for my show in the 2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival. I’m an artist based in Paris, and can well appreciate the integrity and thoroughness of the iDesign work ethic.

She was responsive to my needs and brought more to the table than I asked – sometimes a little negotiation was needed, but what else happens when you put two artists in a room?

Very pleased with the outcome – will be using the same poster when I have developed my show for a french speakiing audience.”

Michael Gaastra

“I got Marianne to update my CV for Professional Development. I am looking at taking up some study to up-skill. Marianne was more than happy to clean up my old CV and give it a revamp.

I asked her to keep to the yellow colour palette but feel free to change anything that it may have needed. Marianne did an amazing job on my new CV. I love her personal touch on it and how she was able to capture all the key components to my skills and work history. I also like the fact that she was able to get it all on one page.

I would highly recommend Marianne for any revamp graphic design, or even if you are looking at a new concep. She’s got a great creative eye and knows how to personalize to your needs!”

Tia Barret
Alvina's Resume

“Kia Ora, my name is Alvina Edwards, Marianne did my resume. If you were to peruse the old resume – you would see the HUGE professional difference. Marianne applied her expertise, she listened to what I wanted. I now have an amazing resume.

I now know that a good resume will take you places – I have had several job offers, however due to study have had to decline them. My resume is now something to be hugely proud of, thanks to the high standards and professionalism of Marianne.”

Alvina Edwards

“It’s honestly speechless after seeing the results iDesign has done. I would recommend it to everyone, it’s worth it!”

Athol Keegan

“Honestly amazing! I was hesitant at first, but don’t regret it one bit! She has done an amazing job with my CV and I would totally recommend her to anyone out there needing a CV done.”

Anneke de Beer

Art Portfolio

PASTELS • PAINTINGS • PHOTOGRAPHY • SCULPTURES • SILVER-SMITHING • SKETCHES •

 

Samples of my personal art.

 

VIEW ALL MY WORK

Voiceover Demos

RADIO PROMOS • RADIO ADVERTISING

 

A sample mix of promos completed for various radio stations in the USA

 

A radio advertisement completed for Merke, Sharpe & Dohme for diabetes research in New Zealand

 

 

 

What Voiceover Clients Have To Say!

“Such a brilliant soft voice, great for presentations and professional videography! Went perfectly with mine! Thanks Marianne!”

James Davey

“An amazing voice, open for a wide range of work. Very professional. Thanks again”

“The voice of Marianne is just amazing, suitable for a wide range of work. Marianne has produced dry work for me on a number of occasions and every time it has been spot on! I look forward to working with Marianne in the future and consider her talents exceptionally valuable….”

Frank Allen, Frank Allen Productions

“Marianne is gifted with a voice that produces much more than mere sound. Her passion for the project, whatever it may be comes through loud and clear from her soft soothing voice. Marianne is a winner with our veterans.”

Bennie P Blount, Vietnam Vet Radio - USA

“What a wonderful voice talent, I asked for a short liner and got much more than ever anticipated, very fast and very professional. A lovely tone of voice suitable for many applications. Highly recommended is this groovy Lady.”

Flower Power Oldies

“You have a unique voice and style that was perfect for the public service announcements for the Internet Radio Amber Alert System. The 4 announcements were outstanding and are in use as I type. Thank you so much.”

Paul, Radio Amber

“Very comfortable and soft voice! Now my liners have a very professional female voice! Thank you very much Marianne!”

NERadio International

Let’s Work Together

TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

 

Do you need a project completed! Awesome! Contact me and let’s talk about it. Have questions? No problem – just send me a message, I promise to respond within two working days. Simply want to make a comment? Sweet! I would love to hear from you.

 

LET’S TALK