Donna Cross & Scott Kennedy

Donna Cross with Scott Kennedy

Donna Cross and Scott Kennedy, illustrators and graphic designers

Donna Cross and Scott Kennedy have shaped how Wellingtonians see themselves.

Few people stop to think about the illustrators who created the exuberant Wellington airport branding, the kooky toilet signage, or the cosmopolitan images on L’Affare coffee packaging. These are everyday things that put a smile on your face and help make Wellington what it is today.

Donna and Scott’s output also includes posters, postage stamps, film catalogues, corporate reports, murals, magazine illustrations, school journals, wine labels, logos and books—all of them helping define New Zealand to the world, and the nation to itself.

Meeting at Wellington School of Design, Donna and Scott later founded their company, Three Eyes, in 1987. The name was jokingly suggested by Donna and Scott really liked it. Three Eyes produced distinctive, intelligent, spirited work that will stand the test of time, until Scott's death from cancer in 2013.

Donna is now in a new stage of life without Scott. She continues with illustration work and is setting up a gallery in their Breaker Bay home for Scott’s legacy of artworks.

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Toi Rauwhārangi
College of Creative Arts
Wellington, Aotearoa