About

Fuman is a multi-disciplinary design studio, based in Auckland, New Zealand that specialises in branding, packaging and digital design.


About

Founded 15 years ago by Creative Director Jon Chapman-Smith, Fuman are an award-winning team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and organisers who create design solutions that get attention and start conversation.

Over the years, we’ve built our reputation by helping grow and evolve hundreds of brands. Our approach to every project begins with a refined brand strategy system that uncovers real insight around the essence of a brand and a clear plan for how to move forward with momentum. We then work closely with you to make transformative change and bring your brands voice, vibe and visuals to life. If you’d like to chat, we’d love to hear from you.

Our People

We all share a passion for uncovering stories that matter and re-telling these stories through design to transform people, business and brands. This is what fuels us as individuals, with each other, for our clients and their customers.


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Jon Chapman-Smith
Founder / Creative Director

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Grace Chapman-Smith
Managing Director

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Gio Trevilla
Designer

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Sara Laninga
Designer

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Rose Norgrove
Designer

Our Expertise

We love to create honest and authentic designs that connect with your audience. We use brand, packaging & print, digital and experiential design to help solve your business problems.

Brand

Our approach to developing brands is both strategic and intuitive. We commit to uncovering your unique brand story through thoughtful strategy and considered design – so every brand name, story, logo and experience is distinctive and connects with the target audience.

• Brand Strategy
• Brand Identity
• Naming
• Brand Story
• Brand Architecture
• Brand Guidelines
• Campaign Creative
• Content Strategy and Creation

Packaging

We know how to make your product stand out on-shelf. By designing distinctive packaging that clearly communicates and compliments your brand’s identity, we build trust, recognition and a relationship with your customers so they keep coming back for more.

• Packaging Design
• Promotional Communication
• Editorials
• Digital Sales Presenters
• Product Renders
• Mock-ups

Digital

Whether it’s a website, blog, social media page, or animation, we’ve got digital experts on hand. By utilizing purposeful and thoughtful digital design solutions, we can tell the best stories and increase real engagement with your audience.

• Web Design and Development
• Animation and Motion
• Shopify and E-Commerce Sites
• Social Strategy and Implementation
• EDM’s

Experiential

We thrive in the detail and love considering all the parts of creating and delivering a cohesive and memorable brand experience for your customer. We can look after all aspects of the project for you – sourcing, management right through to delivery and execution.

• Signage and Environmental Graphics
• Wayfinding Design
• Customer Touch-point Development
• Product Sourcing and Curation
• Experiential Campaigns




Awards & Press
2019
Dieline Awards — Silver x1
Best Awards — Silver x1, Finalist x6
AGDA Awards — Merit x4
World Of Coffee Berlin — Finalist x1

Dieline Awards – East Rock Packaging
Favourite Design – East Rock Packaging
Design Assembly – Troy Goodall Photography
Design Assembly – Hummingbird Coffee
Outstanding Food Producer Awards – East Rock
World Of Coffee Berlin – Horizonte Coffee Roasters

2018
Best Awards — Gold x1, Silver x1, Bronze x1
Best Awards — Judge
Red Retail Interior Awards — Colour Award

Packaging of the World – East Rock Packaging
Packaging of the World – Atomic Coffee Cups
Favourite Design – East Rock Packaging
NZRIA – Robert Harris Café Franchisee

2017
Best Awards — Finalist x1
Red Retail Interior Awards — Colour Award

Dieline – Wilder and Hunt
The New – The Collective Force
Idealog – Atomic Coffee
Design Assembly – The Collective Force
Design Assembly – Robert Harris
Good Design Makes Me Happy Article – The Collective Force
Vidaspace – Robert Harris Hornby
Vidaspace – Robert Harris Rolleston
Portfolio Recruitment – Design Assembly Autumn Talk

2016
Best Awards — Gold x1, Bronze x2

Dieline – Nice Blocks
Dieline – Atomic Cold Brew
Ply Tech – Atomic Coffee Roasters
Design Assembly – Autumn Talk by Jon Chapman-Smith

2015
Best Awards — Finalist x4

Dieline – Atomic Coffee Packaging

2014
Best Awards — Finalist x1

Dieline – Master Milkshakes

2013
Creative Review – Tiger Beer
2012
Pride and Print Gold Award – AIPA Workspace 59
Work with us

We believe the best work is created together as a team, that’s why we love working with like-minded people who aren’t afraid to have some healthy debate. We love to work with the best clients, creatives and partners in the industry. So if you are a business owner with big vision, a grad looking for work with a unique talent, or a printer not afraid to push the limits - let’s talk about the amazing things we could create together.