A designer who loves & creates pretty things

Hello I'm Elaine, a designer and Front-end developer who enjoys desserts a little too much! My initial background is in Graphic Design, but Web has and always will be my first love and focus. Passionate about design and digital illustration, I have an avid love for experimenting with design & code.

ELN Design Illustration

Self-branding Illustration

Illustration piece created for my business cards and use on the previous website iteration.

Ryo & Rachel Wedding

Wedding Package Designs

Bunny-themed wedding design package inclusive of Bridesmaid’s Card, Save the Date card, Church Programme, Wedding Invitations (two separate designs for Church and Chinese Dinner), and Red Packet design.

Trick or Treat

Personal Illustration

Personal illustration, Halloween themed digital painting.

To You

Personal Illustration

Personal illustration, created in memory of a loved one.

Communica

Responsive Drupal Website

Redesign and build for Communica, a web development studio based in New Zealand, done as part of the Communica team. The brief was to showcase the studio’s skill-sets in a professional yet fun manner, and to convey the essence of who the Communica team are.

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Communica

Petlinx

Responsive Drupal Website

Redesign and build for a pet grooming software company, created as part of the Communica studio team. The client’s brief was to redesign the existing website to modern and cutting-edge standards.

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Petlinx

WG deGruchy Construction

Responsive Drupal Website

Design and build of a construction company website based in New Zealand, created as part of the Communica studio team. The client’s brief was to create a sophisticated website that emulated the type of buildings they construct, and for it to also follow their existing brochure booklet while still retaining a flair of it’s own.

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WG deGruchy Construction

Dinermate

Phone Application Conceptualisation

Design and conceptualisation for a restaurant listing phone App, as part of a collaborated university project.

First Light Travel

Responsive Drupal Website

Front-end build for a New Zealand Tour company, created as part of the Communica studio team. Being provided with a finished home page design, my task was to work with the back-end team in structuring the site and theming the website, while also creating wireframes and creating additional pages based on the provided home page design.

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First Light Travel

Nature’s Beauty Website

Responsive Wordpress Skincare Website

Redesign for the website of a natural skincare company, Nature’s Beauty. Brief was to keep the website simple, elegant and professional, with use of photography to showcase the New Zealand aspect. This was a collaboration project, with my tasks being design and Front-end coding, which the back-end development was completed by a separate developer.

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Nature’s Beauty Website

Indulge

Responsive Wordpress Listings Website

University Project, a search listing for finding dessert venues around Central Auckland that provide more upperclass, quality sweets for the sweet-inclined. Utilises WordPress and Pods plugin.

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Indulge

New Zealand Migration

Illustration-based Infographic Website

University project, a one page infographic on the statistics of immigrants to New Zealand, aimed at young adults and older. The idea is to provide information in a very illustrative manner to make information interesting to the viewer.

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New Zealand Migration

Botanicals Product Range

Illustration and Product Packaging

Illustration and packaging (box and pots) for the Nature’s Beauty Botanicals range. Client specifications were for the product to be feminine, eye-catching on the self, and convey a New Zealand souvenir feel.

Lanolux Product Range

Illustration and Product Packaging

Illustration and packaging (box and tube/bottles) for the Nature’s Beauty Lanolux range. Client specifications were for the product to have a distinct New Zealand mountains feel, while conveying a sense of luxury while still being suitable as a gift or souvenir.

Bee Venom Brochure

Product Brochure with metallic gold ink

A 4-fold brochure for Nature’s Beauty Bee Venom products. Client specified for the brochure to have strong impact while chic for a more upper-classed product.

Worm Farm Poster

A2 Illustrated poster

A2 Illustrated poster for classroom kitchen to inform of the foods to throw in the correct bins in a quick and concise manner.

Obesity Lifestyle

Illustrated A2 Posters

Three poster series for a university-brief campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of obesity. Aimed at working people, the posters aim to draw attention to the three main points about our current lifestyle that is creating obesity.

Fei Moves Home

Illustrated Children's Book

Final university project, this self-generated brief involved creating an illustrated book aimed at children aged 5-8 that explores the idea of culture shock to help children realise that while migration may be difficult at first, things can get better if given a chance.

End product was a hard-cover perfect bound book and three-bookmark set.

Nature’s Beauty Branding

Branding Stationery

Business card and letterhead created for a New Zealand skincare company, Nature’s Beauty.

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Portfolio

Please use the filters below to view a selection of my favourite projects.

ELN Design Illustration

Illustration

Ryo & Rachel Wedding

Illustration / Print / Invitations / Program

Trick or Treat

Illustration

To You

Illustration

Communica

SASS / Design / Drupal

Petlinx

SASS / Design / Drupal

WG deGruchy Construction

SASS / Design / Drupal

Dinermate

Concept / App Design

First Light Travel

SASS / Design / Wireframing / Drupal

Nature’s Beauty Website

CSS / Design / Wordpress

Indulge

CSS / Design / Wordpress / Bootstrap

New Zealand Migration

CSS / Design / Infographic

Botanicals Product Range

Illustration / Packaging

Lanolux Product Range

Illustration / Packaging

Bee Venom Brochure

Product Brochure

Worm Farm Poster

Illustration / Poster

Obesity Lifestyle

Illustration / Print / A2 Poster

Fei Moves Home

Illustration / Story Book

Nature’s Beauty Branding

Branding / Business Card / Letterhead
About

My Skills & Contact

Design:
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop

Development:
  • Bitbucket
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS3
  • Drupal
  • HTML5
  • jQuery
  • SASS
  • Wordpress
If you like what I do and are interested in working on a project with me, feel free to contact me via the details below. Promise I won't bite!