Custom hand lettering, typography & editorial design


For the Love of Letters

Black & White Studios was founded out of an absolute love and passion for all things letters. Dedicated to the craft of typography, type design and hand lettering, founder Hollie Arnett believes in the power of words and the impact that care and attention to detail has upon the design and visual representation of these words. Black & White Studios is available for a range of typographic and lettering work to elevate your brand or business.

I Can Help You With


Hand Lettering

I believe in crafting unique pieces of hand lettering work to suit each individual need. Whether you're planning a wedding, in need of a mural for your new office, looking for a personalised gift for a friend, undertaking a new brand for your business, or wanting some live artwork for an event, Black & White Studios is dedicated to creating a tailored lettering piece just for you. 

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Editorial Design

I am passionate about letters in all shapes and forms, and dedicated to the craft of typography. I am a qualified graphic designer, a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, and typography tutor at Massey University. Believing in the power of good typography for brands and businesses, Black & White Studios is available for editorial or typographic work to harness this power for you and your venture.

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Branding & Identity Design

A brand is vital to the success of any business. Your brand, wherever it is represented, shows your audience who you are through consistent, quality strategy and design across all of your touchpoints. With years of branding and logo design experience, Black and White Studios offers full branding work, including logo design, strategy, and design across several different media in order to take your business to the next level. 

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My Clients Say...


We have worked with Hollie on a few projects, first to create our logo and then do signs for weddings. She has a great eye for detail and nothing but perfection will do. We highly recommend Hollie for your next big business venture, your next party or that dream wedding.

Jenna Limmer - Gather & Company


Hollie was fast, friendly, funny and made me feel like it would all be ok in the end. 

She listened to all of my waffling, viewed my many horrible sketches and Pinterest boards while smiling the whole time. She then took all of my many many ideas and narrowed them into a polished and refined logo that was totally me!

Michelle Phillips - Novella


My Process

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1. Understanding

I want to provide you with the perfect solution for your needs! To do that, we’ll chat, I’ll ask some questions and get to know what you’re after and what will work best for you.

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2. Ideation

Ideas start turning into reality in the ideation phase. I’ll work on some initial concepts of the final product and come up with a series of designs and ideas for us to start from.

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3. Iteration

We’ll take a look at the initial concepts, analyse what works and doesn’t and what you do and don’t like, then iterate from there, combining ideas to get the perfect solution.

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4. Delivery

Once you’re happy with the final product, you get to see your ideas come to life, and your needs met to perfection! I’ll deliver your final design/s with a smile!



Hollie Arnett Founder

I’m a typographer & hand lettering artist living in Wellington, New Zealand. I’m the founder of Black & White Studios, and a Creative Director with a love of all things typographic!

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