Sutton Young has been a trusted creative agency for a number of global and New Zealand brands since 2003.

Who we are

Sutton Young is one of Auckland’s most experienced creative agencies. Graphic design is our core business and we offer end-to-end services employing a range of specialist resources.

What we do
  • Graphic design for all mediums
  • Specialist graphic design services – retouching, illustration
  • Digital production – websites, microsites, digital advertising formats
  • Video
  • Branding
  • Creative and copywriting
  • Strategy and planning – marketing and campaign
  • Content marketing
  • Print production – end-to-end coordination
How we do it

Sutton Young takes a pragmatic, no BS approach to delivering brilliant work. We pride ourselves on being on time, on brief and on budget – every time. This is achieved through our experience of being able to keep overheads low as well as using smart processes and technology to deliver for our clients.

Exceptional design is at the heart of everything we do – from corporate communications to the very latest on-trend creative.


We see ourselves as part of your team.

Jeremy Tapper

Managing Director

Following three years working as a designer at AIM Proximity, Jeremy headed to London where he spent another five years perfecting his design craft and developing a strong strategic nous under the guidance of Mike Sutton, Director of Sutton Young London.

At the start of 2003, Jeremy returned to Auckland to set up the New Zealand office of Sutton Young.

Jason Curran

Art Director

Jason can break the rules of design because he knows them inside and out. The 20-year design veteran previously ran design studios in London, gaining extensive experience by working with global brands such as Levis, Marks & Spencer, Renault and J.P. Morgan.

Rebecca Hawkins

Senior Designer / Illustrator

A talented illustrator, Rebecca graduated from Elam School of Fine Art, majoring in design. Rebecca then spent two years working with and learning from the best of London’s design agencies and this experience shows in her creative branding, web and re-touching work.

Jason Chen

Senior Designer

Jason is an experienced UI designer with a passion for creating intuitive and engaging user experiences.

His expertise in UX/UI design, coupled with his knowledge of branding and graphic design allows him to create seamless, visually appealing interfaces that capture the essence of a brand. His aim is to work on projects which are meaningful, progressive and exciting, he has an interest in all aspects of design from visual communication through to how we live and behave as humans.

Elle Mabey


A young Auckland designer with a diploma in Digital & Graphic Design and with a passion for illustration and animation.

Colin Johnston

Motion Designer

Colin is a motion designer who has worked across multiple creative industries including broadcast, digital media and entertainment.

His aim is to work on projects which are meaningful, progressive and exciting, he has an interest in all aspects of design from visual communication through to how we live and behave as humans.

D'Arcy Hooper


D'Arcy has a background in digital design and production, including building complex websites. A later move to a producer role set him up perfectly to be able to manage digital professionals and deal directly with clients and Account Managers.

Taylor Hamling


A full-stack developer who loves coding and the freedom to create digitally, Taylor has plenty of practical skills and experience. His passion to strive for the best possible solution creates brilliant outcomes for our clients.

Campbell Barron

Junior Designer

A young designer with passion for art and advertising with a Certificate IV in Design, having studied at YOOBEE and The Graphic Design School in Australia.

John Francis

Business Strategist

John forms part of the leadership team, providing an independent and challenging perspective that is important for Sutton Young's growth.

John drives the team to devise, document and implement strategy, motivates, solves the challenges that arise, and holds Sutton Young accountable with their governance and as a business to deliver the best outcomes for clients.