Te Rau Design

Specialist Māori contemporary design

Te Rau Design is a multidisciplinary inhouse design unit with over 20 years experience that creates authentic Māori and indigenous images and publications that are high quality, very distinctive. Te Rau Design recognises and reflects our unique whakapapa, whānau and hapori, our connections and connectedness to our people using that as the inspiration for creativity.


Te Rau Design is a place to create, invent and partake in creative development of exceptional communication and persuasion in any channel.  Through the language of design - our work reveals your uara values and your wairua spirit.  We shape connectivity between you and your audience then design to draw it together. Te Rau Design’s work has a strong aesthetic that comes from combining traditional Māori form and pattern with ideas from graphic design and contemporary Western arts practice. This creates a visual bridge between the worlds of Te Ao Māori (the Māori World View) and the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand. 


Our simple briefing development process is designed to help get the best out of your communication, brand or marketing programmes. Through agreed strategy and design, together, we create to engage your audience. Te Rau Design has 20+ years experience in communication design to guide you in:

  • Publication design (strategic communications including Annual Reports)
  • Promotional design
  • Brand design
  • Production and print
  • Infographics
  • Illustration and art design.


Te Rau Design is all about creative thinking that is big and beautiful. Thinking big and beautiful means being able to dream and visualise what you can achieve on an audacious scale with no limits on your thinking.  We can shape your design culture.  It's incredible to see the change in perspective when you think big, beautiful and long term.