Paprika Design was set up over 15 years ago as a boutique graphic design and marketing company by Jane Henderson. With a background in business (retail, service and manufacturing industries) in marketing, management and human resources her skills ensure our customers get a comprehensive service that suits their business needs. Working with a team of contractors in design, marketing and communications we can deliver not only a pretty design but a thorough marketing strategy. We are passionate about helping businesses and community organisations thrive with great design and communications.
Jane is an experienced and talented designer who understands how to effectively market your business. Prior to setting up Paprika Design, her diverse career included starting and running a busy design studio, marketing & product management, human resources and line management roles in the retail environment.
She formed Paprika in 2006 to run as a home based design studio, allowing her to work around the schedules of her children but keep her creativity alive. Alongside her business, she embarked on 16 years (and counting!) of voluntary contribution, from re-branding her children's primary school including uniform design, to large-scale event management, and design work for local educational institutions and many community organisations.
Jane is constantly inspired by the world around her, always looking at the wonder of colour combination, fonts, layouts, texture, white space. However, she is first and foremost a business woman who understands that great graphic design runs deeper than pretty pictures - clients require a design to have meaning and impact to make a profit or raise brand awareness.
She holds a Diploma in Graphic Design with Merit from Media Design School, and a New Zealand Diploma in Business Studies, majoring in Marketing & Management, from the Auckland University of Technology. When she's not tapping on her computer she is always keen to get out on the water to focus on fish and fresh air.
Director & Graphic Designer