Whilst working as an art director in advertising in the 80s in the UK, David Kerr ventured into landscape photography.
Learning the craft on his own time, David initially honed his skills shooting imagery in both the UK and Europe, and decided to return to his home country of New Zealand in 1984 to start publishing a range of premier postcards.
Over the past 30-odd years there have been more than seven books published, a comprehensive range of designer collection Postcards, Calendars, Postage Stamp designs and many corporate publications.
David has also won several photographic competitions, and was named the official licencee for the 1990 New Zealand Commonwealth Games for Postcard product, and in 1986 won the Tourism Design Award for souvenir design from the New Zealand Tourism Board.
Now that's what we call a self-made success story.
With vivid memories of being a 4-year-old busily lining up her dolls and “teaching” them, Lisa Melrose of Fun Worxx Publishing wasn’t surprised when she decided to study Montessori Early Childhood Education as a career.
After many years of teaching, Lisa felt a strong pull towards equipping our little people with a healthy set of life skills and emotional awareness. Combine this with her love of all things patterned and colourful, it was the natural step to start creating a set of delightful picture books and activity books designed to help support children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old, in developing their skills in perceiving, understanding and managing emotions.
Characters include Penny the Princess, Ronny the Robot, Betty the Bee and so many more wonderful personalities that will keep children busy (and learning) for hours!
Jo Carson-Barr has been writing for children for around five years now but what makes this creative endeavour even more rewarding is that it is collaborative effort with her son Simon Barr to produce beautiful children’s picture books, with a distinct New Zealand flair.
Blending their stories with humour, Te Reo and NZSL, Jo and Simon have published Talking to Nannie, The Goodbye Chair and Waata the Weta: Can He Find the Perfect Home?, all of which are perfect for children aged between 1 and 7yrs.
Perfect for sending overseas, or adding to your own bookshelf, Jo and Simon’s delightful books are being enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents all over the world.
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