About

I studied graphics and photography at AUT in the early 90’s. My first job was designing magazines which I did for over a decade. 

I eventually left to travel and surf Australia and Indonesia. I returned to NZ five years later, initially freelancing and started Zepher in 2010. 

More recently I spent two years during Covid caring for people with special needs.

A qualified surf instructor, I’ve taught thousands of kids to surf and represented NZ in the 2017 World Adaptive Champs (see video)

“Magazines to websites to mobiles – the creative platforms may have changed during my thirty years but one thing remains key to their success – DESIGN

LUKE DARBY
Creative Director

About

I studied graphics and photography at AUT in the early 90’s. My first job was designing magazines which I did for over a decade. 

I eventually left to travel and surf Australia and Indonesia. I returned to NZ five years later, initially freelancing and started Zepher in 2010. 

More recently I spent two years during Covid caring for people with special needs.

A qualified surf instructor, I’ve taught thousands of kids to surf and represented NZ in the 2017 World Adaptive Champs (see video)

Zepher is owned and operated by NZ designer Luke Darby who has worked as a creative in NZ and overseas for the last three decades.

Starting in packaging in his late teens, Luke spent his 20’s designing magazines and his 30’s freelancing in ad agencies.

Now in his 40’s he’s turned his attention to web and video production including 3D modelling and animation.

A passionate surfer, Luke is current National Adaptive Champ and president of Adaptive Surfing NZ. In 2017 he represented NZ at the World Adaptive Champs.

Design, media
& marketing

Service

contact

luke@zepher.nz
021 0252 3103