Entries by Nicola Devine

California Winery Advisor MailChimp Template Design

A new MailChimp template design has gone live from Tanker Headquarters this month! Featuring wine reviews, travel articles, regional spotlights and picturesque wineries – who wouldn’t want to get their hands on this newsletter? Grab yourself a glass of Pinot and have a read of the latest offerings from California Winery Advisor.

Black And White Barn Visual ID

  Stylish entrepreneurial couple Simon and Amy decided it was time to get out of the big smoke. They were seeking somewhere that still had an upmarket mix of fashion, food and fun. What better place than the lively town of Matakana, known for it’s superb Saturday market, surrounding vineyard restaurants and beachside recreational opportunities? They […]

My Job Space eNewsletter March 2016

New Zealand-based career site MyJobSpace wanted to kick off the year by inspiring their visitors with some sound advice and an appreciation of the universe in general! In collaboration with Tanker we created a newsletter template and campaign content to reinforce their brand style and space theme. Visit the interactive version of the My Job Space newsletter […]

Flox eNewsletter February 2016

After a busy January spreading the word and sharing the skillz, Flox is back to let her people know what’s happening, and there’s so much! Exhibitions at Auckland Zoo, exhibitions in the concrete jungle of NYC, and an upcoming exhibition for the Auckland Festival’s White Night. Flox is thrilled to reveal her new illustrations for children’s book, Tu […]

COLAB Workshops Catalogue Design

Educating and inspiring others in the arts of woodblock, print, stencilling and spray painting is the goal of the COLAB Workshops hosted by New Zealand fine artists Michel Tuffery and Flox. As well as offering the workshops nationally, they also hold them in Australasia and Asia. Created as an introductory piece, this catalogue presents the concepts and history […]

A Style Connection for Valentines Day

Forget about cards and chocolate this Valentines Day – Tanker created a quiz for our client Courage My Love so the fashionable romantics amongst us can discover which pair of fitness to fashion Legskins they should be committing to love for ever more. The quiz, which is being promoted on social media, is a fun […]

Training & Beyond eNews January 2016

Award winning bookkeeper and trainer, melanie Morris from Bookkeeping and Beyond and Training and Beyond wanted to get the word out to her lovely clients about all the great things happening in the cloud-based accounting world. The quickest, easiest way was via MailChimp newsletters. Tanker designed a template inspired by her websites and brought together […]

Increase your Facebook Reach by 6500%!

That’s what Tanker did by using the Facebook Boosted Post service, creating brand-specific graphics, engaging copywriting, some mean audience targeting and content strategy. The result increased Fine Artist and cool bro Michel Tuffery’s audience reach by 6500% in the below post. We dig working with creative businesses to produce branded social media strategies that engages their fans and boosts page follower numbers significantly. […]

SeaBoats Christmas Graphics

Everyone from Picasso to Banksy is known for the quote “Talent borrows, genius steals.”. And we found a case of true genius not long after creating Christmas email and facebook graphics for our client Seaboats. Only a day after it was put into use on his own email signature our client received an email from someone with […]

Reading Room eNewsletter December 2015

The Reading Room is a series of intimate meetings for creative bibliophiles to explore and discuss people’s personal libraries, discovering the tales of books that extend beyond their obvious content to tell stories of their purchase, usage, storage. For Christmas the Reading Room wanted to say a thank you to those who have supported them by asking Tanker to […]

Courage My Love eNewsletter Launch Party 2015

This eNewsletter was announcing a fantastic launch party event in our very own Christchurch for Courage My Love, which was set to wow the crowd with a night of entertainment and prizes. The last Tanker-designed eNewsletter for Courage My Love, inspired readers to get along to the First Thursdays Pop Up Shop, with some coming specifically to purchase a few […]

Flox eNewsletter December 2015

We’re heading into Christmas and the Haus of Flox is geared up with Floxmas presents to go! This eNewsletter is full of Chrissy ideas for those who have an artistic predilection. Flox headed down to Christchurch to paint a huge street art scene for Spectrum Street Art Festival, as well as launched her first pair of leg […]

New Work Studio / Tim Nees Architecture eNewsletter December 2015

Tim Nees Architects are Deconstructing 2015 / Designing 2016 in this latest eNewsletter. Read on to see the latest projects that will launch many a bach (or crib, depending on your location!) daydream. Visit the interactive version of Tim Nees’s newsletter » See more examples in the Tanker Branded Email portfolio

Walmay eNewsletter

With architects as your clients you need a brand that looks pretty slick and stylish. Australian architectural products company Walmay have their visual identity locked down, with a polished website and sales collateral, but needed Tanker to translate that into a MailChimp newsletter template they could use to keep in contact with customers. Working with Amanda, Walmay’s Sales […]

Courage My Love eNewsletter November 2015

With the exciting launch of two very special new designs, as well as a Pop Up Shop, chances to win $300 of Flox gear and a successful time at the FitEx Awards and conference (whew!) – it was also time to touch base with the fittest, most fashionable followers in NZ! Courage My Love with help […]

Flox eNewsletter November 2015

Everyone’s favourite street artist, Flox, was hitting inboxes again at the end of November. As always there’s plenty on with this busy, busy lady: a mighty Summer Harvest sale, new works with a pastel palette, her extremely popular stationery range, an upcoming stint at Spectrum Street Art Festival and the launch of her virtual residency […]

Simon Devitt eNewsletter November 2015

When your client responds with: “That looks fucking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!”, you know you’re doing something right. With the end of the year nigh, it was time for Simon Devitt, International Photographer of Architecture to wish his followers a sweet summer break; share some snaps of his latest stateside trip; offer sophisticated and exclusive Christmas gift options; and […]

Courage My Love eNewsletter Design

Searching for some fancy pants that will make you look good, feel super and help keep this precious little planet of ours a sustainable place to live? Look no further than Courage My Love Legskins. These nifty little numbers cross the line between fitness and fashion, function and art – and awesomely are almost exclusively made in […]

HKclubbing MailChimp Template

In Hong Kong there’s one place that has it’s finger on the pulse of all that is fun and fashionable: HKClubbing.com. And when it was time to get a fresh new look for their MailChimp campaigns, Editor Karen Chiang came to Tanker to get the party started. Wanting a modern, clean and minimal look (channelling a martini here) we tweaked the […]

Michel Tuffery eNewsletter October 2015

Super busy fine artist Michel Tuffery is back in touch with his followers giving them the downlow on his projects in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and soon in France. He’s also got an exclusive offer on a new series of limited edition prints!   Visit the interactive version of Michel Tuffery’s newsletter » See more […]

New eNewsletter Template for Wcity

Too busy to have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in one of the world’s most fascinating metropolises? Wcity.com is right in the thick of it, curating the coolest shops, tastiest eateries and just plain amazin’ entertainment. Editor Karen got in touch with Tanker to create a MailChimp template that would pack in the […]

Simon Devitt eNewsletter September 2015

    Simon’s latest newsletter is an Inbox Exhibition™ featuring photos that will make you want to jump on a plane and head to the best galleries, museums, parks and views the States has to offer—all taken using his trusty iPhone and an eye for amazing light, timing and composition. Enjoy!   Visit the interactive version of […]

Flox eNewsletter September 2015

Flox checks in for September with a downlow from the last few busy weeks where she’s had her Made in Taiwan solo exhibition, previews the second part of her accompanying video, gives a heads up for Colab Workshops in Auckland and Russell, paints for Adidas amongst many other exciting happenings! Visit the interactive version of Flox’s newsletter » […]

Colab Workshops eNewsletter September 2015

Colab Workshops: for the creative, experimental and adventurous! The latest Tanker produced MailChimp campaign for COLAB tutors Michel Tuffery and Flox reaches out to their loyal clients with a heads up on events in Taranaki, Auckland and Russell-Kororāreka as they develop both education-focused (for secondary school students and teachers) and public workshop options. Visit the interactive version of Colab […]

Flox eNewsletter August 2015

It’s showtime for Flox this month – she’s bringing a taste of Asia to Aotearoa with her solo exhibition Made In Taiwan. Be sure to check it out if you’re in Auckland this week for beautiful and dramatic artworks inspired by the native flora and fauna of Ilha Formosa.     Visit the interactive version of Flox’s […]

Bali Villas eNewsletter August 2015

One more frosty morning and I swear I’m going to book a holiday at the amazing property featured in the latest Bali Villa Group Tanker-designed newsletter! Villa Alma in laid back Legian is open plan stylishness with lush tropical gardens and private pool. Bliss. Visit the interactive version of Bali Villas Group newsletter » See more […]

Simon Devitt eNewsletter August 2015

Photographer of architecture Simon Devitt, is taking it global with his images featured in Elle Decor Magazine this month, all the while focusing on home-grown magnificence in his latest newsletter. Featuring the Len Lye Centre, secluded spots in the South Island and a cool and creative space slap bang in the centre of cosmopolitan Auckland – […]

Bali Villas Group eNewsletter

Fancy a break in Bali at a gorgeous villa or resort? Tanker has been working with Bali Villas Group to bring a holiday flavour to your inbox with MailChimp campaigns chock full of details on popular destinations, fabulous offers and staff recommended properties: all the insider knowledge to make your next vacay truly unforgettable. Visit the […]

RipIt eNewsletter

Riding the technology wave is RipIt, a GoPro™ surf editor app for iPhones. It’s revolutionary technology allows users to load their video footage and with the magic of artificial intelligence, create mean looking surf movies. One of RipIt’s head honchos, Scott, got in touch with Tanker to create a lean and mean MailChimp campaign to get user feedback […]

Colab Workshops eNewsletter June 2015

If you’re lucky enough to be within driving distance of Whangarei then you won’t want to miss the latest Colab Workshop. Tutors Flox and Michel Tuffery bring expertise in their specific artistic practices of woodblocking, stencil making and spray painting so you can to get more skills for your own creative endeavours. Visit the interactive version of Colab’s […]

Michel Tuffery eNewsletter July 2015

Described as ‘A leading voice in contemporary pacific art’ by the New Zealand Herald, Kiwi-born fine artist Michel Tuffery is a major player with creative output in printing, painting, sculpting, plus collaborative performance and installation projects —phew! Michel wanted to keep followers in touch with his varied and many works, as well letting them know about opportunities to […]

Sentry Hill Organics Business Cards

Gently coaxed from the fresh fields of New Zealand’s sunny Hawke’s Bay and arriving in flavoursome style to your plate soon, is a host of droolsomely delectable, farm-grown produce from Sentry Hill Organics. A long time twinkle in the eye of the White farming family, Sentry Hill Organics represents years of consciously creating the best environment for their cows, sheep, […]

Shoreline Music MailChimp Template

Shoreline Music is the world’s oldest online purveyor of musical instruments. They have the best gear, the lowest prices, the best return policy, the best shipping policy, and some cool videos featuring some pretty amazing guitars. Whether you’re into creating music or simply enjoying it, you’re bound to find plenty to explore there. Shoreline’s owner, John, a  Kiwiland aficionado (yus!), […]

17 Experts Respond to Your Email Marketing 9-1-1

Sometimes the trickiest thing about email marketing is getting your campaign groove on. Tanker was approached by US-based eReleases Press Release Distribution to share a quick tip on email marketing for their PR Fuel blog. We advised on how to get cracking and maintain the momentum. Read our recommendations below and follow the link for an article chock full of great tips […]

A Fine Art: Optimising the Kushana Bush website

It’s a worthwhile exercise to give websites a refresh every now and then to ensure you’re easily providing the information your visitors have come looking for. With a recent update for fine artist Kushana Bush, not only was the UX important, but other elements also needed some consideration. For example, we checked the image files for her beautiful paintings were optimised to the correct resolution, always important, is […]

‘Made You Look’ – Christchurch – Design Assembly Event

Design Assembly are hosting this documentary around the country and it’s coming to Christchurch on Wednesday 24th of July at Academy Gold Cinema. “Produced by Look and Yes, Made You Look explores the importance of creativity, and of physical objects. Speaking to a number of British creatives, including Kate Moross and Print Club’s director Kate Higginson, the film […]

Flox eNewsletter Special Once It Edition

You can’t keep a creative lady down! Special edition newsletter from Flox featuring her beautiful artworks and more from her amazing time on the Taipei Village Artist Residency.     Visit the interactive version of Flox’s newsletter » See more examples in the Tanker Branded Email portfolio »  

Simon Devitt Prize for Photography Newsletter May 2015

Aaaaand the winner is… Elena Lochore-Ward. The second year Architecture student is announced as the winner of the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2015. See her images and pics of the exhibition opening.   Visit the interactive version of Simon’s newsletter » See more examples in the Tanker Branded Email portfolio »

Tim Nees May 2015 Newsletter

Architecture alert! The latest Tim Nees Architects news is out. There’s reporting on the NZIA Local Architecture Winners in Canterbury and revealing fresh and captivating new projects from the studio.   Visit the interactive version of Tim’s newsletter » See more examples in the Tanker Branded Email portfolio »

Global Baby Travel Checklist

I’ve heard that Kate Moss can be packed and ready to fly anywhere in the world in 10 minutes flat. However, things aren’t so simple when it comes to vacaying with babies and toddlers – a fabulous LBD and a pair of cut offs simply won’t cover all potential situations. Forward thinking and organisation is required, something […]

Prestige Apartments : The email template to end all templates

The delightful Alex and Richard from Prestige Apartments in the UK got in touch recently, looking to step up the styling on their newsletters after launching a flash new website. Taking the sites design as inspiration, Tanks developed a newsletter template to cover all bases – affectionately known to all as The Mother of All Newsletters. […]

Harbourside Capital April 2015 Newsletter

Australian-based Harbourside Capital contacted The Tanks for help with creating an engaging MailChimp email templates to keep their investors up-to-date with market reports and specific strategy reports. Taking inspiration from Harbourside’s nautical themed website, Tanker developed templates structured to balance the sometimes text heavy nature of the information with a mix of relevant graphics and downloadable […]

Flox April 2015 Newsletter

Time for another instalment from the busy life of street artist Flox. Just a quiet heads up, if you’re in Auckland and have been pining for one of her pieces, she’s got a mighty looking sale on this Friday and Saturday! Visit the interactive version of Flox’s newsletter » See more examples in the Tanker Branded Email portfolio […]

Flox December 2014 Newsletter

Just in time for Christmas shopping inspiration, the December Flox newsletter is here. If you’re in the south there’s the opportunity to pick up a bargain at the Wanaka, if you’re in the north then head to the Flox showroom… and if you’re in the middle then sign up for the Wellington Workshop!   Visit […]

MailChimp in Who Dunnit Murder Mystery

My fave email marketing people MailChimp are in the news for their latest advertising gig, which is sprouting memes and a trending hashtag. Article via The Guardian Author Hannah Jane Parkinson Serial podcast: why is sponsor MailChimp getting so much attention? It’s the cultural phenomenon everybody is talking about. It’s loved, it’s hated, it’s intriguing, it’s […]

Freshly built: An architect’s website

  A few weeks back Tanks was excited to sniff the newly printed business cards designed for New Work Studio / Tim Nees Architects – hey, who doesn’t love the aroma of fresh ink? And while smelling a computer screen doesn’t have quite the same effect, it’s still wonderful to be able to launch Tim’s updated website. A […]

New Arrival: The Bloom Photography Website

It’s always a pleasure to work with another creative being, and the last couple of months I’ve been filling my brain with some spectacular images. Birth and family documentary slash lifestyle photographer, Sharon Thompson from Bloom Photography, needed an update of her website to display her amazing photos, and communicate all the busy happenings in […]

100 Days Project 2014

One thing every day x100. My project is called Letter/Word/Photo A lovely DSL arrived from the birthday fairy and this is my opportunity to learn how to brandish it proficiently. I’m going to photograph a word or letter daily from 11 July 2014 . It’s all about appreciating my surroundings, playing with composition, angle, light. The images will […]

Flox July 2014 Newsletter

In the busy world of Flox this month her newsletter opens with a shout out to her exhibition opening. Inspired by Matariki the show comprises individual and collaborative pieces with major local fine artist Michel Tuffery. Plus there’s a look at few of her brand, spanking new paper and cut works. Visit the interactive version of Flox’s […]

Simon Devitt eNewsletter June 2014

Simon returns to inboxes around the world with stunning new galleries of architectural works from around New Zealand, as well as announcing the winner of the Annual Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2014.   Visit the interactive version of Simon’s newsletter » See more examples in the Tanker Branded Email portfolio »

Season Greetings

It’s the silly season again and summer holiday are fast approaching! Tanker wishes you a very fabulous New Year and holidays, whether your happiness is surrounded by masses of family and friends, or a zen-like peacefulness. I’m looking forward to a few days away, including adventures along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island […]