Curriculum Vitae

TESS PYKE 23 | Auckland | Graphic Designer

23 | Auckland | Graphic Designer

I have earned my BFA degree majoring Graphic Design, completed at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. I am keen to start my career, and I would love the opportunity to learn and gain more and more industry experience. I am a quick learner, and am skilled in a broad range of platforms, to thrive my creativity. I have gained skills in Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and beginner level in Dreamweaver (HTML & CSS). I currently am working full time as an In House Graphic Designer.

Design is my passion, there is nothing else I'd rather be doing and I'm keen to never stop learning. My areas of interest are mainly in brand identity work - establishing logos, brand story and aesthetics, and all supporting design work that comes with it. I also enjoy web design and web site layout, and have designed a few websites so far. Including this portfolio site (, Rupt Apparel (, Give Blood Be A Lifesaver website (not active), Mangawhai Horse Riding website (no longer active). I have also had experience in a range of print and packaging.

Available for freelance and contract work, let's get in touch!

See below for full CV details. Or check out my linkedin account below.



In House Graphic Designer
Atlas Gentech Ltd - Full Time Graphic Designer
March 2016 - Present

Project Litefoot / LiteClub - Casual Graphic Designer
October 2015 - July 2016


Founder / Graphic Designer
Rupt Apparel Ltd - Founder/Owner & Graphic Designer
December 2015 - Present

Ralph Thoroughbreds - Logo
May 2017

All About Gas Ltd - Logo
April 2017

EMF (East Music Festival) - Brand Identity (Logo & Event Poster Designs)
January 2016 -  Present

Harrisons Coffee Ltd - Bag Artwork
December 2015 - January  2016

JDM Photography - Logo Design
November 2015

Mangawhai Horse Riding - Brand Identity (Logo, Business Card & Website Design)
September-October 2015

Treasure Me - Logo Design
June 2015

Various Invitation Design - Including 21st Parties, Hens Night, Wedding, Gender Reveal Party, Save the Date Postcards & more
October 2014 - Present

Publiceye Advertising & Design
May 2014

Whitcoulls Part Time Work - Supervisor Role
December 2009 - March 2016



Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Majoring in Graphic Design

Advanced Diploma - Majoring in Graphic Design
2012 - 2014

Alfriston College
NCEA Level 1 - 3 Merit Endorsements
2009 - 2011



Finalist in 'Best Awards' from collaboration event of University Exhibition
Features my Graduate Project, as well as being a part of set up and marketing team of the event

Work Printed in 'Whitecliffe Graphic Design Prospectus Booklet'
Features 3 photograph examples of my design projects throughout the booklet