About me

Hi, I’m Mikis van Geffen, an independent graphic and interactive designer based in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.

As a freelance self-employed designer, I wear many hats and am involved in various roles such as

  • brand development,
  • graphic design projects,
  • interactive design including web apps and user interface design,
  • website development and maintenance,
  • database design and build,
  • photography and illustration,
  • marketing consultation and
  • creation of concepts and ideas.

I started off my design career in the Netherlands after my graduation in Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Acadamy of Art The Hague. Several valuable years of studio experience followed and since 2001 I have been mainly self-employed. In 2005 we made a big move to the other side of the world and with my family I live and work on a block of land near the Tararua Ranges where we built our home, studio and facilities to accommodate our dogs, cat, sheep, cow and chooks.