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Brunch by the Bay Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland A unique event for freelance graphics designers to learn, connect, and be inspired.


Join us at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre for a unique event created for freelance graphic designers!

Good food and good company

Come together at Brunch by the Bay in Auckland to connect with other local designers, hear from Laura Feaveryear about her design journey, and get practical advice from a panel of successful freelancers. Plus, enjoy some tasty brunch snacks alongside your fellow creatives.

Learn from the best in the business

With over a decade in the creative industries, Laura has worked for corporates, agencies, and as a freelancer. A proud mum and a keen observer of packaging details, she often finds beauty in design that many overlook. As a storyteller, concepter, copywriter, designer, and photographer, Laura's unique perspective stems from a rare eye condition. She currently has 16 brands in retail across the world and is extremely proud of every one.

Enjoy tasty treats

Made in-house by the epic
Akarana Eatery

Hear from what designers said about our previous event

We recently held Brunch by the Beach in Christchurch, leaving designers feeling encouraged, motivated and inspired. Join us in Auckland for more of the same.

Meet our panelists

Ruth Lever

Rule Design

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Ruth works with a variety of clients across multiple industries and locations. With a first-class honours degree in design, a semester abroad in Munich, Germany, she has been full-time freelancing for almost 2 years. Ruth has developed an understanding of design resonance and communicating with people around the world.

Sarah Marshall

Ahoy Studio

Sarah leads Ahoy Studio, based in Pukekohe, Auckland. Specialising in marketing management, graphic design, she has a cultivated rich blend of creative and commercial knowledge over her 10 year career. Passionate about collaborating with like-minded businesses, Sarah is dedicated to crafting a digital presence that is both impactful and practical.

Harry Burt

Previously Unavailable

Harry Burt, is a key figure in the Venture Studio team at Previously Unavailable where he designs start-up brands and leads digital projects. With a diverse background in music, architecture, and tech, he's crafted brands that resonate culturally. He has an extensive background in the freelance world too. Recently, he's spearheaded creative projects for brands like Tracksuit, AF Drinks, and 10PM.


Hyundai Marine Sports Centre 

With panoramic views of the Auckland cityscape, Waitematā Harbour and out to Rangitoto, you’ll find a relaxed vibe that is perfect for connecting with other freelance designers. We can't wait to see you there!

What you'll get out of Brunch by the Bay

More business confidence

Gain valuable insights from experienced freelancers and learn practical tips and strategies for managing your design business. Build your confidence and take control to achieve the profitability need for the life you want.

Connect with other freelance designers

Join us and take your business to the next level with the support of a community that understands your struggles and can help you succeed.


With Laura, you'll gain fresh perspectives on processes and best practices in design. Design upskilling is a constant in the industry and as your skills grow, so too will your business.

Round table discussions

Skip the small talk with meaningful round table conversations at set place settings. Dive into topics that resonate with you, led by table hosts who understand the freelance design journey.

What designers said about past events

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- 15th November 2023
- 10am-midday

- $50 per ticket

- Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

Q&A panel session

Our expert Q&A panel will discuss key topics related to running a freelance design business — getting started, finding clients, managing projects, and delivering results.

Round table discussions

Skip the small talk with meaningful round table conversations with designers. Dive into topics that resonate with you, led by table hosts who understand the freelance graphic design journey.

Guest speaker, Laura Feaveryear

Our guest speaker, Laura Feaveryear, will share her design process and provide inspiration that will leave you feeling energised and ready to take on new challenges.

Tasty treats and coffee

And what's an event without delicious food? You can indulge in tasty treats, grab a coffee and get to know other freelance designers like you.

Event partners

We are proud to partner with Design Assembly, Gravitas Media, GSM Magazine and picky to bring you Brunch by the Bay, Auckland.

Other ways to connect with us

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