Business Breakfasts brand refresh

Client: Lara from Business Breakfasts – Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam Brief: Business Breakfasts is a monthly, English-spoken, community-driven business development platform for entrepreneurs with presentations, workshops, and unique content provided by experts. Events are held in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam (and of course now, online via Zoom!) Business Breakfasts was launching a new membership platform […]

Axual animated logo

The client got excited about the possibilities, having seen the first draft (above). So they asked me to create something a little different from the original brief. The final product was a little longer and a quite a bit more complex, but they’re really happy with the result!

Enter Network

Client: Enter Network – Utrecht Entrepreneurs Network Brief: Enter Network needed a new logo and a brand refresh. Studio Calcinai worked with them to develop a unique bespoke typeface and logo mark, along with an update to their social media templates.


Client: Joinby – Utrecht, Netherlands based social app Brief: We were tasked with updating and creating new page layouts and icons for the new Joinby app. A local Utrecht-based social app designed to help like-minded people connect, meetup, and create events, all within in their own communities.

Hutt City Pools & Fitness

Client: Hutt City Council Brief: Tasked with naming and branding Hutt City Council’s Gyms and Aquatic Centres. We produced a suite of logos for each facility, along with the children’s swimming program, swimcity. We also devised a modular signage system that would work throughout all the various pools and facilities. View Post

MBIE Sub-branding

Client: MBIE (New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment) Brief: To develop identities for several of the Ministry’s sub-brands that fit in with MBIE’s aesthetic and design systems, but have their own identity. Amongst others I created designs for Employment Mediation Services, CHRA, and Employment New Zealand

Tallman Nut Butters

Client: Tallman Nut Butters, an ethically based Australian startup Brief: design a visual identity and packaging for a new range of Australian nut butters. The design allows for local artists to design unique labels for future products.


Client: Wellington City Council, plus 19 other councils throughout New Zealand Brief: create a new name, visual identity and visual language for a platform that allows local governments to simplify, collaborate and share resources for their building consent process.

Internal Branding WCC

Client: Wellington City Council credits: James Calcinai, Jacob Howard, Nick Kapika

Our Wellington

Client: Wellington City Council Wellington City Council’s seasonal magazine provides ratepayers with a regular and comprehensive guide to the city’s services, facilities and events. For Our Wellington to be a success, it needed to be attractive, accurate and easy to read. We combined a clean and contemporary look with friendly, plain English copy to create […]

Club Active

Client: Club Active Gym, Wellington City Council Design: James Calcinai, Jacob Howard & Solène Constant

Wellington’s 10 Year Plan

Client: Wellington City Council Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2018 Silver medal winner: Environmental Graphics We were asked to provoke a more diverse array of submissions on the Council’s Long-term Plan and increase engagement with younger generations. Working with the wider project team we initiated a co-design process and identified that the […]

Summer City 2016–18

Client: Wellington City Council Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2016 Bronze medal winner: Design Communication Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2016 Bronze medal winner: Design Craft Summer City is Wellington City Council’s programme of events that runs from throughout summer every year. Our challenge was to promote its many […]

2016 Council elections campaign

Clients: Wellington City Council, Lower Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Kapiti Coast District Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council Brief: Design a visual identity and two part campaign to encourage Wellington’s public to both stand for and participate in the 2016 local elections. We asked citizens to declare their love for their city and […]

The Discovery Garden

Client: Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington City Council Design: James Calcinai with Johannes Bay We were asked to help visitors navigate and understand the ideas presented by new ‘living classroom’ at Wellington Botanic Garden. City life provides few opportunities to connect with nature. To address this, Wellington Botanic Garden created a new garden to help children […]

LBP Skills Maintenance branding

Client: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Brief: Development of new brand for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) ‘Skills Maintenance Scheme’. Along with the Skills Maintenance Scheme, the brief included redesigning the LBP word mark, rebranding the total look and feel with new fonts and colour palette. This also included design of various brochures, banners and […]