A little information about myself…


Maori & Pacific Design

Tena koe! 
Ko Tukara Matthews taku ingoa.
No Tauranga moana ahau.
I am very proud of my Maori heritage with its many beautiful, artistic and design elements and I specialise in incorporating these into design & illustrative creative solutions.

I’m always excited to be able to use my understanding and knowledge of Maori & Pacific cultural symbols and I welcome any opportunity to apply my unique skills, knowledge & services to organisations locally, nationally & worldwide.


If you were to stop me in the street you will most likely find me with a pen, pencil and stylus in my right pocket and a visual diary or iPad in the opposite hand. Much to my wife’s disappointment these tools of my trade often accompany me anywhere and everywhere she will let me (and still some places when she doesn’t).

I love to create original and well thought-out illustrations and graphics that are eye-catching, relevant and effective in adding value to my client’s business. From illustrative-style logos to children’s book illustrations, clothing design and art prints – if it’s anyway artistic in nature, I’m always keen to give it my best!

Identity Design

Creating a logo and visual identity for your organisation is one of the single most important marketing assets you can have. As this is usually one of the very first visual elements of your organisation that your potential customer will see, it is VITAL to get it right as first impressions do count!

In addition to helping build brand recognition, your logo will also communicate certain aspects about your business – this is why it is important that your logo is well designed so that you can be sure it is communicating the right message.


This is My Story

Kia ora! My name is Tukara Matthews – I am a designer & illustrator currently based in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa
(or Auckland, New Zealand).

I’ve been scribbling since the time I was dribbling and I love creating authentic solutions that are eye-catching, effective and bring value to my clients’ businesses.

I specialise in Maori & Pacific design & illustration solutions, and welcome any opportunity to apply my unique skills, knowledge & services to organizations locally & worldwide.

Feel free to check out some of my previous work in my portfolio, stay up to date with what I’m working on right now on my blog, or check out my mean as skill set just to the right.

Don’t forget to drop me a line if you’re interested in working with me – hope to hear from you soon! 🙂

  • Adobe Photoshop 80%
  • Adobe Illustrator 80%
  • Adobe Indesign 80%
  • Adobe Muse 50%
  • Adobe Lightroom 30%
  • Adobe Ideas 80%
  • Adobe Flash Professional 30%
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 50%
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 20%
  • Wordpress 60%
  • Totally Awesomeness 92.5%
  • Get Along With People-ness 92.75%

Call Me Maybe?

Contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.