About Tanker Creative

Enabler of brand, web and social for ambitious creatives


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 Flox, Michel Tuffery, Kushana Bush, Simon Devitt and rising star Matt Payne where they consult and manage their brands and online marketing channels.

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

Our Jams


Creative Direction and Strategy
MailChimp Email Marketingaccount set up, template creation and campaign management
Social Media Management for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat
Website Development including eCommerce and integration with Vend
Website Management blog content and product management
Graphic Design Branding and Identity, print and online graphics
Advertising Print, POS and online
Copywriting
Photography and Video

Tanker was awarded a bronze New Zealand Designer’s Institute Best Award for their visual identity work on fine artist Paul Hartigan’s brand.

Tanker has worked with many fantastic clients

Arts and Creative
Flox, Paul Hartigan, Elizabeth Thompson, Kushana Bush, Michel Tuffery, Matt Payne Artist, Simon Devitt Photographer, New Work Studio/Tim Nees Architects, Anna Bibby Gallery, Bartley and Company Art, Momentum Gallery, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Cuchi Interiors Christchurch, Mr Mod, Sandalwood Interior Design, Naturally Tiles, New Zealand Fringe Festival, Courage my Love, Cathy Pope Jewellery, Ballantyne Taylor B2B Advertising, Austin Digital, Stencil Art Prize, Naomi Azoulay, Dilana Rugs, Sarjeant Gallery

Hospitality and F&B
Sentry Hill Organics, Black And White Barn + White Cottage Matakana (Luxury Accommodation), Cool Food (Catering and Cafe NZ), Blackdown Ridge Estate Vineyard (UK) Casas de Maule Vineyard (Chile), Murdoch James Estate Vineyard (NZ), Bolton Hotel Wellington, The Spire Queenstown, Prestige Apartments (UK), Navigate Oceania, Mirvac Hotels and Resorts (Australia and New Zealand)

Charity
Amnesty International NZ, New Zealand Blood Service, Global Women, San Diego Law Library, Heart Foundation New Zealand

Service and Retail
Dr Angela Butler – Otolaryngologist, Murray Orr Dental, Maru Consulting, Vicki Culling Associates, Bay Audio (Australia and New Zealand), Harbourside Capital Investments (Australia), Global Baby (NZ), OEM Audio, Greenwood Financial, Tasman Cargo

Nicola Devine

Nicola Devine ia / she / her
Creative Director
Auckland + Christchurch

Originally trained as a graphic designer in the 1990s, when iPhones were still a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, 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 Māori and Pacific Islands culture; ethnicity, sexuality, gender, social, economic and people with disabilities. Her work also involves educating and mentoring within the arts and creative industries.

Since 2019 Nicola has also served on the Board of Trustees for Devonports’ Depot Artspace.

Gina Papahadjis

Gina Papahadjis
Studio Manager and Web & Social Coordinator
Christchurch

When it comes to systems and studio workflow Gina efficiently keeps the Tankettes in their lanes. With a background in Event Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Management, both the big picture and small detail of projects are totally her jam.

An Ōtautahi local, you can find Gina walking in the port hills on a Saturday morning or sipping a Flat white at Child Sister.

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Faith Downey
Copywriter

Faith has written her way around the world, helping clients from Auckland to New York to Montreal. Over the past 15 years she’s crafted copy and created concepts to elevate some of the globe’s biggest players including the likes of Canon, L’Oreal and Adidas.

These days she is based in the beautiful South Island and is sharing her skills to help local businesses gain the same advertising advantage that the big guys have.

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Noodles Devine
Chief Canine Executive

(Wire Fox Terrier) Beyoncé coined the phrase “Yas Kween” after observing Noodles delicately devouring a three week old piece of chicken she found on the sidewalk during one of their weekly private Skype sessions. When not chatting with other superstars and diplomats, she spends her time daydreaming about inane but supremely creative life requirements in a bespoke armchair created for her by Marc Newson.

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Fergus Devine
Assistant Canine Executive

(West Highland Terrier) Happy-go-lucky Fergus is right-hand terrier to Noodles. He adores multi-tasking management of several toys, inadvertently creating the soon-to-be popular dance move “The Rampant Lion” whilst doing so. Fergus is always ready for/demanding of a cuddle at 4am and rocks his marine-themed bandana like pro.

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