Make the impossible, possible.

I graduated with a BFA in 1996, and my first role was as the sole graphic designer in a small printing company, where I quickly enhanced my qualifications with real-world knowledge in the printing trade. I am well travelled and have many business and life experiences – and I connect well with people of all walks of life.

My experience now covers several industries and product types including the Internet of Things, sensors, facilities management, language assessment, content management, digital assent management, web and digital, mobile apps, printing and publishing, windsurfing (sails and boards), surf, wake, kite surf, yachting, neoprene, cycles and parts, and all the associated apparel, luggage, travel gear, tools, gadgets, and promotion items.

I have an ability to quickly determine what consumers experience and what detail may enhance their purchase decisions or which gamification techniques might attract and encourage their engagement. My knowledge base comes from designing graphics for products, the design and development of products and product ranges, packaging, advertising, merchandising and the implementation of factory production processes.

Get connected and find out what else I’ve been up to at: http://nz.linkedin.com/in/mikecoker

Lives in : Leeston, Canterbury, New Zealand
Works in : Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Education
University of Canterbury
BFA (Hons.), Fine Arts, Graphic Design
BFA, Typo-Graphic Design, Classics, Psychology, Art Education

Publication Designer
2014 – Jane Zusters, unruly memoirs; nature bites back Hoe Press
2012 – Zusters, Jane, Where the home is: the Christchurch earthquakes
2010-2012, Christchurch: Hoe Press.
2011 – Singing in the lifeboat: the art of Jane Zusters, Christchurch: Hoe Press.
2008 – John Robert Godley Trust, Godley Gifts, Christchurch.

Awards
Gold Medal, Pride in Print 2009 – Godley Gifts (Category: Case Bound Books)
Gold Medal, Pride in Print 2009 – Godley Gifts (Category: Limited Edition Print)
Gold Medal, Pride in Print 2009 – Godley Gifts (Category: Book set)
Highly Commended, Pride in Print 2008 – Christchurch Cathedral (Large format)

Creative Judge
IAVA, Judge for W3 Awards – 2017
IAVA, Judge for The Communicator Awards – 2015
IAVA, Judge for The Communicator Awards – 2012
IAVA, Judge for The Communicator Awards – 2011
IAVA, Judge for The Communicator Awards – 2010
IAVA, Judge – 2009

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