At its core the Blink Boys are Andrew Slane (26), Tim Slane (25) and Asher Walker (27). We went to Dilworth School together and have been in each other’s pockets ever since. Bigger than the Blink Boys is Blink Ltd, our ‘official’ company. We’re lucky to have some awesome people who work with us and a network of experts that we can call on.
We focus on creating value through a range of digital and signage solutions. We work on a broad range of projects, from brand architecture and strategy to signage design, print management and installation. We’re fortunate to have a great set of clients and be able to work on some really fun briefs.
We’ve recently finished up doing all of the signage for this year’s Art Fair, paper cuts for Trelise Cooper’s latest lookbook and reception (printed wallpaper and vinyl) and have been working closely with South Studio on a few of their client’s signage requirements. Branding wise we’ve been working on a new Rum brand which has been super fun and we’re looking to launch the new Public Library website in the next month or so.
The ‘Blink Factory’, as we’ve nicknamed it, is tucked away on Exmouth Street in Eden Terrace. After spending a year working above the Golden Dawn on Ponsonby Road, in a small corner office that overlooked the busy street, we plucked up enough courage to take on a bigger space. The space was formerly a dance studio so we lucked out with the polished wooden floors and high ceilings. Up until recently, artist Henry Christian Slane rented a room from us. He’s moved out so we’re currently converting the front area into a space where anyone with great ideas can hot desk and a smaller area into a photography studio. It’s exciting being in a place that has so much potential.
Andrew and Asher run Walter Crow with another friend we went to school with. Part of our studio has been converted to a showroom for Walter, we’re looking forward to using the space for more activations for the brand. Watch this space.
We’re inspired by the young people around us doing rad stuff in Auckland, no matter what the field – people like Connor and Charles from Ceremony/Homestead, the guys at I Love Ugly, Angus from Angus Muir Design and the team at Think and Shift.
There’s no time like the present. Just stay focused and remember that people are the most important thing.