Tanker Creative delivers for ambitious creative professionals and organisations globally.

Our niche experience and innate understanding – along with a turbo-charged toolkit of brand, web and social management – powers successful and sustainable creative practices.

Tanker has been involved in Aotearoa New Zealand’s fine arts and creative landscape since the early naughties when Founder Nicola Devine was in the right place at the right time to take up an opportunity to work with artists and galleries.

Since then Tanker has continued to both collaborate with creatives and put their money where their mouth is by collecting contemporary local art and design with a prominent focus on female practitioners.

These days Team Tanks are known for successful partnerships with creative professionals such as international artists, Michel Tuffery, Claudia Borella, Kushana Bush, Evan Woodruffe and Maca Bernal—consulting and collaborating on elements of their brand, web and social media marketing.

If you or your organisation is ready to partner with a set of go-getters then contact us today.

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Meet The Team

Nicola Devine ia / she / her

Creative Director
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland + Whanganui + Ōtautahi Christchurch

Originally trained as a graphic designer, Nicola has been involved in both print-based and interactive media since her time studying at Whanganui School of Design.

Nicola is an avid follower of new opportunities in marketing, design and communications. Her main interests are in technology, sustainable creative practice and diversity. She integrates these interests into the business by ensuring a respect for cultures; ethnicity, sexuality, gender, social, economic and people with disabilities. Her work also involves educating and mentoring within the arts and creative industries—including running workshops for creatives through the Wayfind Creative and ArtsLab initiatives, and via Whanganui And Partners, Arts and Creative Industries Department.

Since 2019 Nicola has also served on the Board of Trustees for Depot Artspace in Devonport.

Su Nelson

Studio and Account Manager 
Tāmaki Makaurau

When it comes to systems and studio workflow Su efficiently keeps the Tankerites in their lanes. With a background in Arts Management and a Masters degree from Elam, working with ambitious creatives is totally her jam.

Out of Tanks Su maintains a successful creative practice as a multi-media visual artist, exploring the inter-worlds of materiality and imagination.

You can find more about her practice here »

Colleen Pugh

Graphic Designer
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Colleen has over 20 years of creative experience in the United Kingdom and Aotearoa New Zealand. She has worked in varied roles as a graphic designer, illustrator, art programmer, and tertiary educator.

Colleen loves working on design and design strategy in the pursuit of creating engaging audience experiences. Her creative thinking has seen her work make headlines several times and she has even got a couple of pieces in Te Papa – The National Museum of New Zealand. She is a fan of bold colour, strong lines, and balance.

Outside of work she enjoys bubble tea and shooting hoops in the arcade.

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