Paisley Wines is lucky to have so many talented people help us out!
Elizabeth Fitzgerald - our graphic designer
We are so lucky to have a talented graphic artist in the family, especially when she is happy to be paid in wine!
Elizabeth studied photography and media communications at Mt Lawley Collage of Advanced Education, and has worked in photography and design for over 20 years. Elizabeth says she loves to throw herself into research for her work (thus the photo of me in the winery).
That's right, last vintage we not only paid her (more wine) to do our graphic art design and take pics for us, but she spent five days helping Derek with pump overs during the Easter break!
Paul Tobin - Clurichaun & Maeve Artist
A friend of Derek's since they travelled together in a campervan around Europe in 1995, Paul works as an art director and senior concept designer at Weta Workshop, on film, television and games. These include The Hobbit trilogy (2012-14), The Expanse (2015), Shadow of Mordor (Game 2014), Hercules (2014). He also worked on James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) and Andrew Adamson’s The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Prince Caspian (2008).
In addition to his role as a senior concept designer Paul also conceived, art directed and designed Weta Workshop’s book The Crafting of Narnia and co-designed The World of Kong, A Natural History of Skull Island. In 2009 Paul created White Cloud Worlds – science fiction and fantasy art from New Zealand, which comprises of three art anthology books. When time allows Paul also works as a freelance concept designer and illustrator. He also runs workshops and is a frequent speaker at Universities and Conventions worldwide.
A.Valliard - DJ Deadly artist
We became friends with Valliard after a friend introduced us and we started to see some crazy and funky images of a DJ mixing the decks early in 2017. A.Valliard is a writer, wine aficionado, and somewhat idle artist, who works predominately using a method called scribbleau. This involves scribbling at considerable speed using a dip pen, various nibs and rather unstable ink, resulting in frenetic, vaguely impressionistic scratchings.
Valliard is currently illustrating their philosophical allegory, and can be found at www.valliard.com or on twitter at @AValliard, where they spend an unconscionable amount of time photo-shopping themselves into Buster Keaton films.