A little information about myself…


Maori & Pacific Design

Tena koe! 
Ko Tukara Matthews taku ingoa.
No Tauranga moana ahau.
I am very proud of my Māori heritage with its many beautiful, artistic and design elements. I specialise in incorporating these into design & illustrative creative solutions.

I’m always excited to be able to use my understanding and knowledge of Māori & Pacific cultural symbols and I welcome any opportunity to apply my unique skills, knowledge & services to organisations locally, nationally & worldwide.


If you were to stop me in the street you will most likely find me with a pen, pencil and stylus in my right pocket and a visual diary or iPad in the opposite hand. Much to my wife’s disappointment these tools of my trade often accompany me anywhere and everywhere she will let me (and still some places when she doesn’t).

I love to create original and well thought-out illustrations and graphics that are eye-catching, relevant and effective in adding value to my client’s business. From illustrative-style logos to children’s book illustrations, clothing design and art prints – if it’s anyway artistic in nature, I’m always keen to give it my best!

Identity Design

Creating a logo and visual identity for your organisation is one of the single most important marketing assets you can have. As this is usually one of the very first visual elements of your organisation that your potential customer will see, it is VITAL to get it right as first impressions do count!

In addition to helping build brand recognition, your logo will also communicate certain aspects about your business – this is why it is important that your logo is well designed so that you can be sure it is communicating the right message.

My Story


Tenā koe! 
Ko Tukara Matthews taku ingoa.
No Tauranga moana ahau

I’m a designer, illustrator and digital marketer currently based in Tauranga, New Zealand. I’m an entrepreneurial-minded creative with an unhealthy passion for food, fun, new experiences and growing my artistic skills & knowledge.

I love my Māori heritage and specialise in creating Māori & Pacific design & illustration solutions. I’m always excited to be able to use my understanding of Māori tikanga and cultural symbols and welcome any opportunity to apply my unique skills and knowledge to organisations locally, nationally & worldwide. 

Although design & illustration are my creative foundation, I also love expressing my creativity through photography, lettering, typography, painting, whakairo (Māori carving), social media and other digital mediums.

I’m always open to new experiences and challenges and would love to hear from you.

Ngā mihi.


  • Adobe Photoshop 80% 80%
  • Adobe Illustrator 80% 80%
  • Adobe Indesign 80% 80%
  • Adobe Lightroom 40% 40%
  • Adobe Ideas 80% 80%
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 50% 50%
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 60% 60%
  • Wordpress 60% 60%
  • Email Marketing 70% 70%
  • Social Media Management 70% 70%
  • Totally Awesomeness 92.5% 92.5%
  • Get Along With People-ness 92.75% 92.75%

Call Me Maybe?

Contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.