Visual Emotion

The power of great photography can never be under estimated. It stirs emotions within us, challenges our thinking, broadens our perspective, aids decision making and makes for a memorable experience. Photography is just one facet of creative that we pay special attention to when we create a brand and tell it’s story. A brand is simply not pretty pictures, but a story unfolding.

Photography: Mike Chapman | Davy & Chapman
Locations: Auckland Art Gallery, Las Vegas, Paris; France, Mt Maunganui.


​Whether you’re a die hard Apple fan or equally excited about any Android device, we are always impressed with the thinking and approach that Apple is known for. Beautifully crafted and engineered, but even more than that, their ability to think beyond the amazing! to really push the boundaries of design and the user experience. It’s an obvious interpretation, but Apple’s design-led approach and the ability to carve new and exciting pathways for its products are truly exciting, combine that with every aspect of their marketing and advertising and its a dreamy experience.

The same can be said about building a design-led culture, there must be an overwhelming sense of creative passion to forge ahead to make your brand a star in the eyes of your customers. It warrants the time, the energy and money to ensure your brand creates the perception you want.

Memorable experiences

​Featuring the stunning waterfront location of ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, we were tasked with creating a TVC for Auckland Conventions Venues & Events. Using existing video footage we created a compelling 15 second showcase of this incredible venue. Auckland Conventions Venues & Events offers New Zealand’s largest choice of venues for conventions, exhibitions and business events including the world class, architectural beauty of Auckland Art Gallery through to the legendary Auckland Town Hall. Nine exceptional venues providing an opportunity to make your next event a memorable one.

Be inspired

Inspiration begins with having a clear passion for what you do​ - it feeds the soul and is a constant source for creativity. Love this series of stories created by Porsche. When you think about it, it comes back to the basics: passion, trust, integrity and authenticity. For the launch of our new agency, we felt there was no better example!​ Click on the image below to take you to this series of great videos.

Credits: Porsche / You Tube.

Introducing Davy & Chapman


Today comes with a sense of pride and excitement about launching Davy & Chapman, our new creative agency. As you can imagine it takes a lot to get to this point, questioning, evaluation and sheer time and energy to really showcase who we are and what we stand for. One of the biggest challenging questions is ‘what is your point of difference’, what sets you apart from every other creative agency out there - well, for us, it’s our very personal approach, those relationships we have developed over time, the sheer determination to make sure you experience the very best and that we exceed your expectations - a personable approach - that’s what sets us apart.

Great design offers value for our clients, industry and economy and we want to work with those clients that appreciate that - it can’t work any other way. We show up each day full of inspiration and ideas and we continually challenge what resources will keep raising the bar for our body of work, which in turn gives you the best possible result.

We feel grateful that we have done, and will continue to do amazing work, experience involvement in great projects that really showcase our craft, hone our skills and of course continue to challenge us personally, professionally and creatively. It’s with an enormous sense of responsibility and pride in knowing we’re designing material that will be seen across New Zealand and the World and has an impact for our clients and their brands.

We can attribute our success to date and the ability to launch this agency by the amazing team that we surround ourselves with and the clients that allow us, and trust us to work with them, problem solve and explore the best creative solutions, tailored for them.

As creatives who are passionate about brand and the digital space and more importantly about what a clear strategic approach can deliver - we know that improved business performance comes from a strong brand, so if there is a project you would like to consider us for, please don’t hesitate to tell us about it’s scope and scale and your vision for what you want to achieve - you will very clearly see the point of difference we offer. Today is an opportunity to reaffirm that passion, placing our names to a creative agency that is different - it’s us and it’s personal.

We are Davy & Chapman.

Bringing teams closer

We were commissioned to develop a new identity for an internal brand within Southern Cross Hospitals. The brief was very clear around developing a brand that supported a new central communications and resource platform for the team. It needed to highlight that it was a ‘one-stop-shop’ for access to all internal resources and reflect ease, collaboration and the efficiency of the new platform; effectively making it easier for everyone to access the very latest in tools and ultimately streamlining their operations.

The use of a tonal colour palette to represent the key attributes of the programme and a simple arrow device provided a clean, modern and fresh identity. Given it would be used among existing brand communications it was important to keep it simple but with an obvious reminder of its purpose.

The 4K experience

​Panasonic commissioned Davy & Chapman to rollout the new 4K Experience in store, bringing a dynamic visual display to the public with in-store POS.

Feed the addiction

Davy & Chapman was commissioned to re-brand ‘The Coffee Store’, a boutique coffee roaster based in Auckland, looking at their brand and packaging requirements.

Street appeal

As a brand and creative agency partner, we have worked with House of Travel since 2008, involved with their brand and how it sits within their retail environments nationwide. From press advertising to nationwide campaigns involving creative and digital applications, we have a clear understanding of the brand’s voice in the market. With hands on experience with each of their outlets, we play an integral role in supporting the overall marketing of the brand.

Over 70 years of innovation

With over 70 years of innovation, the beauty of VELUX comes to life in series of crafted media ad’s for local home and architectural publications, featuring their new range of skylights and sun tunnels. Having worked with VELUX for several years, we are engaged to develop all marketing communications, working alongside a very comprehensive brand identity system.


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45e Normanby Road, Mt Eden,
Auckland, New Zealand

Davy & Chapman

45d Normanby Rd, Mount Eden
Auckland, New Zealand