Ngaio Parr

Illustrator, Art Director, & Designer. Founder of Make Nice.

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLos Angeles, United States
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Art Director


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About me

Ngaio Parr leads her independent studio as a designer, art director, and illustrator. The studio collaborates on a range of work including publication design, illustration, art direction, curation, set & space design, visual identity, and other printed matter. Select clients include The New York Times, Thames & Hudson, Redbull, Penguin,, Buzzfeed, and Kester Black. Ngaio Parr founded the studio in 2014. She studied Fine Arts at QUT, and Design at QCA and RISD. In addition to her work in the studio, she is the founder and director of Make Nice, a platform for creative women that provides a supportive community, inclusive spaces (physical and virtual), practical industry advice, and showcases talent. Ngaio has taught design at the University of Technology Sydney since 2015, and is a contributor to Women Of Graphic Design. She speaks regularly at conferences and institutions around the world about her work and the power of women - among them Creative Mornings, Adobe Make It, and Vivid Ideas; and often curates events, panels, and exhibitions for these same communities. We champion the fact that no two projects are the same, and as such draw on a network of talented creatives including developers, photographers, stylists, writers, and other art directors and designers to create the ultimate creative team for each project’s needs. Current and previous studio designers include: Joy Li, Angela Tam, Wilson Leung, and Annabel Cook.

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  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Publication Design
  • Set Design
  • Watercolour Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Magazines
  • Concepts

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  • The Dots

    The Dots

    • Technology
  • Red Bull

    Red Bull

    • Sales & Client Services
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    • Publishing
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    Make Nice