James our Head Scratcher and Creative Director moved the Scratch Office from the city to Jackson Street a little over 2 years ago. We love being out this way, so thought it would be fitting to share the love and highlight a few of our favourite spots. The environment out here is certainly different to that of Cuba St and Lambton Quay, and we’re all continually stumbling upon little gems of places to eat, shop and hang out.
It’s no secret that Maranui’s new venture The Sea Shore Cabaret was a major talking point when it opened on the Esplanade in May, but there are also a bunch of smaller, lesser known places that we reckon are worth shouting about.
In true Scratch style, the following 3 finds are all food related! These are only a few from the large list of places the team has accumulated over many lunch breaks – all of which are worth driving out from town to check out…
That’s not to mean we’ve been designing for these guys for 95 years but rather that MAS, one of our clients here at Scratch, are soon to hit a rather significant birthday.
MAS Medical Assurance Society are a strong ongoing business partner of ours. Over the years, Scratch have been lucky enough to work alongside MAS on a range (and we do mean a range) of branded collateral, business products and marketing tools to keep the company looking and communicating at its finest.
In the process, our designers have developed a strong sense of what it is to be MAS, with the ability to quickly and sharply ‘MAS-ify’ what ever design challenge is thrown our way. Scratch’s un-candid ability to coherently create work that’s on brand for MAS, has allowed the company to develop their visual identity and maintain a strong visual system across their full range of branded media.
– Stephanie O’Kane