Marie Holdaway


Design like you give a damn.
— James Victore

Marie began her career in 2009, where she studied Graphic Design and Digital Media Advanced – passing with Excellence.

After studying, Marie kick-started her work in the creative industry in New York City to emerge herself in the thriving design industry there. Initially, she landed two internships at The Orchard and Pod1 (now called Born Group). After completing her internships, she worked as a junior Graphic Designer at a socially conscious design studio, then became an in-house designer at Brooklyn-based record label No Shame (now called Mishu), and also at a digital management agency.

After spending some time back in New Zealand, working as a freelance designer for agencies and studios, she moved to Tampa, Florida where she worked as an Art Director at ChappellRoberts advertising agency for two years.   

Marie's main goal (for now) is to create design for social change, and to make her mark in the design industry. She keeps her eye on the prize, by being inspired by fellow designers making a name for themselves doing what they love, and with a touch of determination and positivity.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mosaic Company
Florida Hospital
*while at ChappellRoberts

Greenpeace New Zealand
Waiheke Sustainability Centre
Forest & Bird
Animals Asia
BYO Bag Waiheke

Sustainability and social change
Local design communities
Hiking and national parks
Cooking and bad-ass food
Travel and different cultures
Live music and festivals