Waipipi School


Waipipi School were looking to update their logo as well as having a full visual story / branding created for them. The logo design focussed on the local landmark of the community hall, the agricultural community the school is part of, as well as the pipi bank and estuary Waipipi gets it’s name from.

visual story | branding

The themes of Waipipi School’s visual story / branding included the school’s love of their pets & domestic animals, the farming / lifestyle block community the school is a part of, references to the location (Waipipi being named after the large bank of pipi on the side of the estuary), and the long established school & community.  The artwork was used for wayfinding and signs around the school.

murals | field & entranceway.

Waipipi School wanted a large mural with the theme of their love of pets & integrated with their visual story / branding. It celebrates the west coast, the pipi bank Waipipi gets it’s name from, and the agricultural community the school is part of. Waipipi wanted intense bright colours and it’s proven very effective with the mural greeting visitors from some distance as they round the crest of the hill driving towards the school.

The artwork was also extended to the archway that greets visitors to the school from the car park – making for a striking welcome to the school.


The school values were on a sign in front of the office and needed updating. So I designed values icons using the theme of domesticated animals, and visually tying in with the school’s visual story / branding.

 celebrating 150 years.

In 2023 Waipipi School is celebrating 150 years. They wanted a version of their logo, and a large sign they could use to commemorate the occasion.