Ngaio Parr
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Ngaio Parr

Illustrator, Art Director, & Designer. Founder of Make Nice.Los Angeles, United States
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Ngaio Parr
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Ngaio Parr

Illustrator, Art Director, & Designer. Founder of Make Nice.Los Angeles, United States
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, Ban.do, 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.
Projects
  • Redbull Illustration Set
    Redbull Illustration Set
  • Sibella Court Hardware Illustration & Poster Design
    Sibella Court Hardware Illustration & Poster Design
  • Fountain Cafe Illustration
    Fountain Cafe Illustration
  • Penguin Random House Illustration
    Penguin Random House Illustration
  • Make Nice 2017
    Make Nice 2017Make Nice was created by women, for women.  Founder and director Ngaio Parr created Make Nice as a way to, well … make nice. To make things easier and better. To provide practical advice for working in the creative industries, promote the importance of a thriving and supportive professional ecology and foster an ongoing dialogue between women. Our online platform provides the immediate and much-needed answers to those shitty questions (often in GIF form), creates impromptu drinks in cities world
  • Plant Style
    Plant Style
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Projects credited in
  • Issue #10
    Issue #10Issue #10 is here! Making it to double figures is a cause for celebration so throughout this beauty of an issue we salute and celebrate women who have inspired us, challenged us and made us think differently. We have fun and fascinating conversations with a collection of smart women including rapper Princess Nokia, choreographer Holly Blakey, filmmaker Crystal Moselle, Creative Director at Google Creative Labs, Tea Uglow and Karley Sciortino and Cindy Gallop have forward-thinking conversation a
  • This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018
    This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018Discover our 2020 list here This International Women's Day, we asked influential icons to nominate 10 trailblazing women who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 200 trailblazing women breaking barriers and inspiring change! Only 36% of jobs in the creative sector are currently filled by women. At the top of the tree there’s an even bigger problem - women make up only 11% of Creative Directors. In an attempt to change this, our month-lo
Skills
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Publication Design
  • Set Design
  • Watercolour Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Magazines
  • Concepts