How we work...

We like to think of us 'working with you', rather than 'working for you'. It's about the collaboration that excites us as we know it results in better outcomes and empowers you to grow!

Many a client has worked with us after unhappy experiences with controlling design agencies. People have talked about losing control of their ‘business’, and exclusive approaches. So we like to work differently, and while we’ll get to understand your business, it is your business.

We ask, we listen, we understand
We seek to understand you, what makes you tick, and how your business works. What you need to look better and sound more compelling to your customers. Who your competitors are, but most importantly what is it that drives you!

We identify, we plan, we agree
Once we know what you need, we discuss how we can provide expertise, either directly or by utilising the skills of our partners. We decide on the plan forward, timelines and expectations. Always planning to over deliver along the way

We create, we edit, we fine tune
Jumping into the creative is what we love, but only when we can focus on generating options that meet your needs and what carries your flavour. Careful proofing and editing will ensure this part of the process is smooth and supportive. Bringing life to ideas is exciting!

We finalise, produce and implement
With the hard work done well, elements fall into place, and before you know it you appear with that clarity and impact you had hoped for, whether on a card, website or vehicle

We evaluate and review
Everything may look good, but does it work well? It’s critical to engage a rigorous review of what we have done, and determine next steps moving forward. We trust that it’s also the start of a longer lasting partnership

What we do best!

We offer the following core services, backed up by the support of various people, we partner with to provide additional expertise.


Graphics, Brands & Visual Identities

Outside the Square are great at developing clear striking logos and visuals to accurately represent and promo your business!
We understand how your brand involves more than just a logo, and can work with you to build a complete compelling image, of your business.


Websites & Online Content

Outside the Square design dynamic, effective and functional online imagery and websites to promo you outstanding on the world stage… We work with developers to ensure it not only looks good but that it works great, and gives you a complete online package


Unique Images & Moments In Time

Outside the Square capture moments in time, and space, whether on the sports field or snapping your best side for a business portrait. We photograph anything, using top of the line Canon DSLR gear, an eye for angle, and relaxed approach you’ll get the images you want everytime!

Check out some work we did for Hagley College

Marty worked with Hagley College in a consulting role to help manage a total revamp of how they looked and sounded to the community. It’s working and it’s fresh and powerful. Charlotte Sowman has done a lot of the cool graphics ti implement it. View here