Hi there! I’m Alana, the designer, illustrator, artist and owner who is responsible for all things 4am Studio.
Currently located amidst the mountains and lakes of Central Otago, I have worked for businesses and clients both nationally and worldwide for over 10 years. My background is in Visual Arts and Web Design and graduated from UCOL with a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, majoring in Web Design back in 2008.
I was born in Dunedin and raised on a rural South Otago farm...*ahem* back-roads of Clinton *ahem* with my older brother and twin sister; we would get stuck in where we could. Or rather where we were told (we were not the farm owners, so it meant we were not allowed to hoon around on the motor bikes etc., so creativity and imaginations played a huge part in our growing up).
We were taught a lot from our parents and Grandparents (from Gore and Middlemarch) and can honestly say we were raised in one of the best times. From playing in the creeks and the paddocks, biking up and around the cattle-yards and building tracks for our dinkies – that freedom and privilege to just be a kid on a farm is something that we will never forget and has shaped the person I am today.
When I'm not working from home, I'm usually working on my own projects be it sewing, painting or illustrating.
So, I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty - I am keen to have a go at any project that is passed my way no matter how big or small within many disciplines including illustration, design, and web development and eager to bring together my creative and technical talent to deliver results-driven, custom and modern design solutions for you.
4am Studio is an independent, full-service design studio, providing graphic design, website design, print & signage, online & digital marketing strategies, branding and illustrations for individuals, small businesses, brands, and professionals across New Zealand and abroad.
Some of my services include: Graphic Design, Original Artwork, Website Design & Development (inc. SEO), Online Services, Illustrations, Print and Signage (inc. vehicle design & signage), Clothing Design & Heat pressing, Corporate/Brand Identity, Print & Advertising Design, Business Stationery, Marketing Collateral, and Social Media Set Up and Design.View Résumé