Having spent the past few years picking apart the work of screenwriters big and small at her job in development for a Hollywood production company, LYNDA BRENDISH has returned to New Zealand to have others pick apart her writing for a change. She is currently working on a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from AUT University and moonlighting as an intern at Idealog. Lynda’s story on a new system combining IT and plumbing—yes, really.
Having been Idealog’s art director for 26 issues, ADRIAN CLAPPERTON has won Magazine Designer of the Year ten times across seven different titles, yet his ultimate goal was being on the contributors page. Finally. But as this issue goes to print, it is Clapperton’s last. He turns his back on the glamorous world of magazines in favour of the corporate world of graphic design as he joins Dave Clark Design.
A native Wellingtonian, MARTYN PEPPERELL is a freelance journalist, copywriter and occasional publicist. Beyond the written word, every second Tuesday night Martyn hosts a radio show called The Hard Deck on Radio Active 89FM. A lifelong music enthusiast, he also moonlights as a nightclub DJ and has performed in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, America and France. When Martyn isn’t writing or working with sound, he can be found jogging, reading books, drinking coffee and catching planes. Catch his piece on paint parties.
With a comparative literature and fine arts degree under her belt, ULRIKA HEDQUIST was pretty sure she was going to become an arts and culture journalist. But when she started editing an industrial robotics magazine in Sweden, her love for technology was awakened. Auckland-based Ulrika has now been a tech writer for six years. Besides exploring the local IT, web and design industries, she enjoys reading, drinking good wine with good friends and making people sweat in gym classes. Read her story on Kiwi t-shirt guru Glenn Jones.
MARDO EL-NOOR is an illustrator, musician and animator. Although he has had four music albums released by EMI and animated short films screened at film festivals in four continents, his passion, he says “is rather in drawing things”. See one of those drawings here.