He designed the most iconic Crown Lynn ceramics of the 1960s, including the New Zealand parliamentary dining suite for the Bellamy’s restaurant, and some of the most distinctive postage stamps of the 1970s, such as the Ross Dependency series and 1970 New Zealand Exposition stamps.
Mr Cleverley also taught at the Wellington School of Design for more than a decade. College Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Claire Robinson says that his designs “have a deceptive simplicity, reflecting his belief that anything a designer does must make a contribution.”
In 2016 the College celebrated the 130 year heritage of the Wellington School of Design and honoured its founding director Arthur Dewhurst Riley (1860-1929).
Bill Toomath headed the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design for ten years (1979-1989), and was a key player in the development of modernist architecture in New Zealand for over five decades.
Grenville Main has made a significant contribution to the design profession and to design in general in New Zealand.