In the ’80s, ’90s, and early 21st century Ian’s passion as a fine artist failed to earn a decent income that led to a change of direction by birthing Legal Graffiti Design Group with the vision of a “One-stop shop” for Graphic Design, Fine Art, and Photography, prior to the computer revolution.
On the back of receiving a Government grant through gaining a Business Management Diploma from Orewa Colledge of Business Management, LGDG harnessed Ian’s design, illustration, and photography skills to service the growing wealth and new vision of Matakana Coast and Wine Country.
This was pre-Rodney District amalgamating into Auckland, new technology, and the expected urban spread.
Rather than traveling to Auckland city professionals “Why not stay local”, and Ian envisaged business and the private sector could be serviced from Warkworth.
In 2012 a lifelong mysterious mental health issue reared its ugly head and became a roadblock to growth. After some years of isolation, near bankruptcy, counseling, prayer, and a deep transparent search for answers he has bounced back to this new incarnation of creativity.
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