Welcome to Designian

Websites, branding and so much more

Ian Knott

Ian Knott

Director

 

Hi there, I started Designian as a one-stop shop for all your design, branding and online needs.

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Designian takes great care and pride in producing top quality work for all manner of clients and industries. From magazines, to preschools, sports clubs and construction companies, I’ve successfully helped a long line of clients get their brand noticed.

I look forward to chatting with you about your online, branding, graphic design and marketing needs. No job is too big or small.

About me

Having been in or around the design and publishing industry for 30 years, I’ve pretty much seen and experienced it all.

A fully qualified photolithographer, I’m self taught in design, and photography is a hobby of mine. I’ve designed everything from advertisements, posters, logos and business cards, to large billboards, signage, TV backdrops, websites and everything in between.

I’m also a writer who has had gaming, music, movie and technology columns in New Zealand and overseas for the last 20 years. When I get some spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, football and spending time with my wife and kids.

Hi I’m Ian Knott, Director of Designian Ltd. I started Designian as a one-stop shop for all your design, branding and online needs.

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Designian takes great care and pride in producing top quality work for all manner of clients and industries. From magazines, to preschools, sports clubs and construction companies, I’ve successfully helped a long line of clients get their brand noticed.

I look forward to chatting with you about your online, branding, graphic design and marketing needs. No job is too big or small.

About me

Having been in or around the design and publishing industry for 30 years, I’ve pretty much seen and experienced it all.

A fully qualified photolithographer, I’m self taught in design, and photography is a hobby of mine. I’ve designed everything from advertisements, posters, logos and business cards, to large billboards, signage, TV backdrops, websites and everything in between.

I’m also a writer who has had gaming, music, movie and technology columns in New Zealand and overseas for the last 20 years. When I get some spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, football and spending time with my wife and kids.

Services

Website Design

Whether it be a simple brochure site, a blog that you can post to regularly, a portfolio or eCommerce shop, Designian can fulfil your online needs.

I can take care of the site creation, domain registration and web hosting if you wish – or you can organise the domain and hosting yourself. My aim is to make what can be a headache into a pleasure.

WordPress is my weapon of choice as it is suitable for almost any kind of website you may require, but I also use Adobe Muse, Wix and a few others if the need arises.

Graphic Design

Designian offers a full range of graphic design services no matter how big or small your needs might be.

It could be a simple business card, web banner or advertisement through to a billboard, packaging or prospectus, I have the ability to take your job from idea through to finished product.

High volume/fast turn-around or longer term projects – drop me a line for a no-obligation estimate.

Branding

I love logos. Especially the visual psychology of them and the way they touch the subconscious.

If you’re starting out and need an image for your company, or are already established and your branding needs sprucing up, I will take great joy in supplying some fresh new options for you to consider before completing a range of logotypes from your chosen design.

Social Media

I can take care of several aspects of your social media presence. From designing cover pictures, post images and promotional graphics to writing posts, syncing content between social media and your website and moderating members and comments.

Designian has a lot of experience and can work with you to ease the burden of maintaining and growing your social media presence.

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Proof Reading

There’s nothing more unprofessional than spelling and grammar mistakes on your website, in your brochure, publication or worse – your CV/resumé.

Unfortunately spellcheck only goes so far, so send me your link, Word Doc, PDF or hardcopy and I’ll ensure your document meets the highest standards. With my extensive pre-press background I can also pick up potential printing or reproduction issues.

Photography

If you need photos taken of your products, staff, building or event, then Designian can meet your photographic and image manipulation needs.

I can come to wherever you are with a portable product booth, or portable back-drops and lighting. This way, there’s no downtime or travel for your staff.

Testimonials

Words to describe Ian Knott of Designian would be Innovative, Exciting, Dynamic, Quality, Professional above and beyond.

I have had the privilege of working with Ian on numerous projects and over the time have felt the need to give less to receive more. Ian has the ability to grasp what you are trying to get at then take it to a whole other level and just blow you away with his creative talent and thought process.

His ability to see the colours required and the application and imagery of the idea is just amazing. If you want exciting graphics and web site creation then look no further than this man as you will get value for money and skills you never thought you needed.

Michael Coursey | Director, Coursey Group Ltd

I had been recommended Ian’s services through a friend when I set up my new business and needed a website.

Ian made the process extremely simple. He not only helped me with wording but also came up with some wonderful ideas and inclusions for my website and also when he prepared by business flyers. I have found dealing with Ian extremely simple and efficient. I am not very “tech savvy” and Ian talked me through areas and has helped me continuously.

All queries/questions from me were answered in an extremely efficient manner. Ian continues to support my ongoing changes to my website with extreme efficiency and willingness.

I would 100% recommend Ian to anyone and have already done so. Many thanks Ian, I have really appreciated the way you have assisted me over the last 6 months and I look forward to a long and continued business relationship.

Karen Faalilo | Conveyancing Practitioner, Property Transfer Office

Get in touch

Designian Ltd

NORTH NEW BRIGHTON
CHRISTCHURCH 8083
NEW ZEALAND

Phone: +64 021 790 757

Email: ian@designian.co.nz

You have questions? Designian has answers. Drop me a line below and let’s have a chat.

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