“I had the pleasure of working with Bryce off and on for the last 10 years. He is a multi talented guy with a great eye for design, an excellent ear for music and he’s phenomenal with promotions and management. With awesome attention to detail and great communications skills I have no hesitation recommending Bryce, no matter what project he is completing for a client. He also has a good heart.”
Kerry Smith – Director / web designer www.filamentdesign.co.nz
“I have just purchased a hair salon and within 7 days Bryce at Astonish Me Creative has sorted out business cards, new logo, price lists, posters, new client cards etc. Bryce is so efficient and always works to deadlines. The final result are profession
Sarah Nyssen – Owner of www.elisehairdesign.co.nz
“Bryce at Astonish Me Creative worked on my first website as a singer songwriter. From the start, I was struck by Bryce’s positive energy and attitude. He put a remarkable amount of time and attention into ensuring that my branding was not only eye catching, but in line with my sound, biography, and aspirations as a songwriter. The task was not simple, as I had to bridge two very different worlds artistically – Indian and Western. Bryce found exactly the right balance in creating my breathtaking website, and paid tremendous attention to detail. He worked on my CD artwork as well, and came up with a gorgeous concept there. I would highly recommend AstonishMe Creative for their artistry, responsiveness, and above all, commitment and investment in what they deliver and who they work with.”
Anjali Ray – Singer/songwriter USA www.anjaliray.com
“When someone does a design/creative job for me I usually get frustrated because I am fussy, I can see in my minds eye what I want but I don’t have the technical or communicative ability to get it across. However Bryce has both technical and creative abilities along with the patience of a good teacher, but he also has a “sixth sense” and knows when to “shepherd” a project and when to lead it. I was therefore delighted with the results, found him easy and fair to work with and relieved he has the same tenacity as I do to see a job done well, all the way through from beginning to end, no matter what it takes. I therefore can confidently recommend him to you.”
Amberli Hartwell – Personal life coach & director at Life Design. www.amberlihartwell.com
“Bryce is talented, personable and proactive. He has great ideas and is genuine in his enthusiasm and commitment to getting the very best result for me as his client. If you’re looking for a website, a graphic designer, or a photographer, he’s your guy.”
Jacquie Walters – Walters PR www.walterspr.co.nz
“Working with Bryce Wastney designing my company image has been an absolute
pleasure. I run a building company based in Broome, Western Australia while at the time Bryce was based in Nelson, New Zealand. The distance and time zone differences were never an issue. The flair, and creativeness that Bryce displayed throughout this process has produced a company profile that I am very proud of and feel it is second to none. I constantly receive positive comments on something that people rarely comment on. It has lifted the perception of professionalism that is now simply produced in every contact with potential customers or suppliers.”
Mike Cornelissen – Director of Dry Hills Construction
“They listened to my needs, requirements & meticulously put the whole puzzle together. I am totally satisfied with the manner in which they conducted themselves, I find this level of professionalism a ‘breath of fresh air’ not only in website construction but in customer service generally. Without any hesitation I totally recommend them to all in need of graphic design & website construction.”
Paul Ubana Jones – NZ Blues Maestro
“Bryce and Astonish Me Creative were like a breath of fresh air in my search for quality innovative graphic design work to be utilizes for my album covers and general marketing in my journey as a singer songwriter. Not only is Bryce talented he is also and absolute pleasure to work with, which is so important when you wanting everything to be done just right. His advice and support has also made a such a big difference to my overall presentation to the public.”
Mark Harragon – Australian singer/songwriter
“VGM is one of Australia’s leading Independent music marketing & management companies specializing in distinctive marketing concepts for Independent & Indigenous musicians trying to break into the mainstream industry. We believe in the power of independence & the importance of ownership in the creative process for all our artists. Catchy branding & quality graphic design is key to achieving the best results every time. Their attention to detail combined with their capacity to interpret & deliver essential branding messages through their design work has been outstanding.”
Vicki Gordon – Entertainment Director, Sydney Vicki Gordon Management
“A huge thank you to the team at Astonish Me Creative! I am very pleased with the final result. The imagery & wording is stunning and I am very proud to have such wonderful artwork adorning my first album. Definitely money well spent!”
Dennis Klopper – NZ Award Winning Classical Pianist
“They say success won’t happen overnight but it will happen & behind every good Cd or musician is a team of people that believe in the artist. Bryce was one of those people, he encouraged & gently nudged me at a time I was grief stricken after a friend’s tragic death. He listened to my ideas & crafted the CD cover in a way that would be user friendly for both CD graphics and website. His knowledge, skills, empathy & expertise were greatly appreciated in making a somewhat daunting process much simpler. I learned the less is more always works best & it was awesome to have a fellow muso who understands the challenges we face as independent artists with creative control & maintaining the integrity of our message.”
Christina Divine – NZ Independent Recording Artist / Actor
Meet some my friends who do GREAT work!
www.vickigordonmanagement.com VGM is one of Australia’s leading Independent music marketing & management companies specializing in distinctive marketing concepts for Independent & Indigenous musicians trying to break into the mainstream industry. Vicki Gordon has over 25 years experience in the music industry.
www.musikandfilm.com American based label that specialising in producing artists, distribution, and radio promotions. Stephen Wrench, Terry Nails and Jon Wilkes make up the powerhouse team of producers who have worked with some of the biggest bands on the planet incl Lynard Skynard, Willie Nelson, The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus, Ozzy Osbourne and more.
www.walterspr.co.nz Nelson based Public Relations company owned by Jacquie Walters. Jacquie is a dynamic thinker and highly skilled publicist who knows how to manage anything press or corporate image related.
Jacquie’s 20-year career in communications spans writing copy for television commercials and corporate communications for an electricity retailer, to wearing steel-capped boots and hardhat as editor of a forestry industry magazine. Visit her website for more info.
www.studio1five3.com Nelson’s recording studio managed by Ryan Beehre. Ryan is an accomplished engineer who has been part of the famous dance collective called “Minuit”. Ryan plays all instruments and has a superb ear for detail and musicality. Studio1five3 punches above it’s weight and has mixed and mastered tracks for some nationally and internationally acclaimed acts like The Lads, Mel Parsons and more. Some of the Minuit tracks were used in the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” & “Bones.” Ryan loves to DJ and mix his original tracks under the name Serpico, where he is in hot demand around the country for his live show.
www.angelsgate.co.nz Transplanted from Los Angeles, California, Kevin Allison opened Angels Gate Recording Studio in Christchurch March 2011.
He brought with him the centrepiece of the studio, an API recording console – plus a fine selection of recording equipment and instruments – both new & vintage.
Along with this equipment he also brings to the studio 40 years of experience in the music and recording industry.
Kevin is dedicated to providing New Zealand’s wealth of musical talent a great place to make music in a world class recording studio.
www.manukastudios.co.nz Mike McCarthy has been helping artists achieve their musical dreams for 27 years – both here in New Zealand & overseas.
Whether it’s a one-off song, a commercial release album or an audio visual soundtrack, Mike can offer you everything that you need, from concept to completion – at a price you can afford! Mike is a highly sought after session musician & musical director for the NZ famous Highway Legends Tours.
Buyah Video. Meet Gabor Kukucska. He’s a passionate film maker from Europe, now based in the city of Brisbane.
He can do anything video related anywhere in Australasia. Buyah Films have years of experience & produce stunning work.
Check out their latest Music Video showreel. Mention us for a 20% discount!
Paul Sparkes Productions. Meet Paul Sparkes. He edits the TVNZ News & Current Affairs shows in the Christchurch Studio & is often up at 4:30am! Paul has been producing music videos for New Zealand & International Artists for the past 20 years & has access to all the best toys in the business. He has won 7 Qantas & AFTA Awards for Best News & Current Affairs Editor of the year & is a finalist again in 2012. Paul loves his music & is in a happening rockabilly band in Christchurch called “Cry Baby Jo.”
www.implant.com.au Implant Media is based in Melbourne and do the best quality printing for both big and small orders.
We prefer to use Implant for all our Australian Clients.
Filament Design are a dynamic duo based in New Plymouth. Kerry Smith & his wife Philippa offer a full web, design and savvy web SEO service. I have known them for over 10 years and there’s nothing they can’t do. Think anything from custom graphics made in Adobe Illustrator, to back end web coding, data base management, content creation, they communicate very well and deliver a great result. Price is affordable & reasonable and you will find samples of their work on their website. Both very clever and warm hearted kiwi people.