Branding & Packaging

Our approach to graphic design is less traditional and more modern & crafted. Marx consider strategic thinking and a great idea to be the key to brand success, and is fundamental to everything we do. We help our clients identify the best way forward, by applying insightful and robust dialogue and thinking at the outset. The result is a focused brief, providing the basis for a swift and appropriate design solution. Our team of designers are available for small to large projects, evolution to revolution, creation of new brands and reinvigoration of existing brands.

Call Ryan today on +64 21 683 040

Our Team

Ryan Marx
Creative Director

As a designer, Ryan is renowned for brilliant conceptual thinking and strong design craftsmanship, delivering commercial success for clients and collecting a suite of design awards along the way. As business owner and creative director since 2008, Ryan leads the design team - encouraging imagination and bold ideas with precise and pragmatic executions. Ryan has both a local and international perspective, attracting briefs from global brands seeking fresh ideas. Outside of the studio, you’ll find Ryan hanging with his family or indulging in some Ryan-time down at the Birkenhead wharf with a beer and a fishing rod.

Janine Bickerton
Account Director

Known for her pragmatic and down-to-earth approach, Janine has honed her skills over 20 years in the design industry. As passionate about great design as getting the job done, Janine contributes strategic thinking with communication, category, consumer and packaging insights to ensure a targeted response is delivered. Encouraging business growth through the delivery of great work and growing the skills of the team are the things she finds most satisfying. In the weekends you’ll find Janine with her head in a book or getting creative in the kitchen, indulging her love of food and entertaining friends and family.

Tristan O’Shannessy
Design Director

Tristan’s influence can be seen on some of New Zealand’s most loved brands, from Popsicle, Air NZ, Annabel Langbein, Tip Top, Lion Nathan, Health Basics and Only Good through to the recent reinvention of Weet-Bix. With years of experience, Tristan has worked across strategy, packaging, identity, corporate and retail marketing. His role at Marx includes leading strategy and design across local and international branding projects, delivering clear thinking and flawless solutions. One of his most recent projects, The True Honey Co is turning heads around the globe and is up for a number of awards here and in Australia.

Samantha Bulkeley
Account Manager

Samantha has a wide range of experience from FMCG product development & marketing to project, pre-press and print management. With both agency and client side expertise, she fully understands what’s required to get the job done smoothly - from strategic planning and managing timelines, through to proof reading and checking all the fine details. An appreciator of good food and wine, Samantha’s creative pursuits outside of work include cooking, entertaining, gardening and enjoying her young family.

Mikey Amundsen
Finished Artist

Mike is a specialist in artwork production and design implementation, having spent over 20 years working within top packaging agencies and consumer goods companies in New Zealand and the UK. His broad understanding of print processes and packaging gives Mike the ability to translate brilliant design into exceptional finished product. He is also highly skilled in 3D packaging renders – bringing your product to life pre-­launch.

Amanda Clarke
Intermediate Designer

In 2012, Manda graduated from the Wanganui School of Design, packed her bags and headed north to Auckland to work with Marx. Proving herself to be talented, diligent and super keen, Manda has been steadily honing her commercial design and production skills across all facets of the business. When she’s not dreaming of packaging di-lines, Manda is posting pictures of Momo to Instagram, drawing Momo or forcing Momo to give her more cuddles. Momo is her cat.

Helen Chapman
Senior Designer

With over 14 years working for both corporate and FMCG brands, Helen has extensive experience in the development of brands, packaging and advertising. She has the skills and expertise to create designs that resonate with consumers and loves working in an industry that can excite, engage and influence.
Her accuracy and attention to detail means that she delivers designs that are consistent and work hard across all channels.