One of Nelson's leading graphic design studios

Lucid Design was founded at the end of 2000 by Galen King while he was studying at Canterbury University.

From the outset, Galen has had a strong desire to work with small businesses in the local community and there has always been a focus on making great design affordable.

For the first couple of years, Lucid Design was part time while Galen travelled and lived overseas with 1.5 years spent working as a web and graphic designer at a multi-lingual travel guide publishing company in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2003, Lucid Design opened its first office at 84 Commercial Street in Takaka where Galen worked on his own for a number of years.

In 2006, Isaac joined the team as web developer and he has continued on with us working fulltime from his home near Palmerston North.

Not long after Isaac joined the team, we took on two more staff with an admin person and another graphic designer.

We moved offices a number of times while we were based in Golden Bay as the business developed and grew.

In October 2009, we moved to Nelson where we were temporarily located in the Arthouse Architecture space at 3 Haven Road for six months prior to taking over the Brough's Building at 113 Bridge Street where we are today.

The move to Nelson has been an overwhelmingly positive one and, after ten years away, it feels just wonderful bringing Lucid Design back to town. There is a really positive energy in this little city with young people returning to raise their families and numerous small businesses popping up.

With a strong desire to collaborate and network with other people, it is great to see so many creative initiatives forming in Nelson.

Lucid Design has a strong commitment to working ecologically and sustainably both in how we run our business and in how we work with other businesses in the way we handle projects and budgets and in the resources, methods and materials we use.

We take pride in working closely with our clients and building long-term relationships with people. We are strongly focused on producing work that is beautiful and that meets the expectations and needs of our clients while also fitting in with their (often limited) budgets. You can find more on our pricing philosophy here.

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