Welcome to Wonderbird — a photography and graphic design studio focusing on visual communication that effects positive change in our world. Founded by Catherine Adam, a professional, award-winning and experienced graphic designer and photographer based in Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast, Wellington.



What Wonderbird creates

Brand & naming workshops / To get to the heart of your brand personality, your audiences and your story
Brand development / Brand guidelines (clarifying your message, your audience, your values, tone of voice, look and feel…)
Brand design / Your logo-mark, graphic elements, colours, typography
Brand photography / Profile and brand storytelling for your website, print material and social media
Web design and build / Wordpress or Squarespace websites depending on your needs
Print design / Business cards, postcards, flyers, posters, books, reports, magazines — with a focus on eco-paper stocks
Exhibition graphics / Spatial graphics and typography


How Wonderbird works

It’s a creative collaboration. I include you in the full process:
We are working together. Throughout our creative process there is a healthy dose of communication between you and me. There is no grand reveal at the end — that you have to love no matter what — instead, there are many collaborative steps along the way to ensure that all our ideas are part of your project’s great end result.

A flexible team of creatives offering the ease of a one-stop creative shop!
I collaborate with other wonderful creatives throughout New Zealand to ensure that your project is completed to the highest level — this includes, illustrators, videographers and spatial designers and we work on projects large and small.



Thank you Jane Goodall.

Featured Story — The Jane Goodall Institute of New Zealand asked me again to support them in photographing some of Dr Jane Goodall’s visit to New Zealand. It sure feels good to photograph events and people that mean a lot to me. Putting my skills to use in the arena of Effecting-Positive-Change.


Kind words

“Catherine is a very good listener, excellent communicator and is a pleasure to work with. We will definitely work with her again and know that she will answer the brief to the highest professional level.”
— Alamandria

“Working with Catherine was a seamlessly positive experience and the resulting work exceeded my expectations. She is reliable and talented with a kindly, approachable demeanor. I was consistently impressed with her professionalism. Thanks for showing up in my life Catherine and addressing my brief so artfully. I look forward to working with you again.”
— Kimbra Taylor, Artworks

“Catherine is engaging, professional, wonderful to work with, creative and absolutely passionate about photography. The result for us was a wonderful experience from beginning to end and beautiful photos for our Space Studio website. We couldn't have asked for any more. These photos really speak for themselves. Thank you so much.”
— Lana Bright, Space Studio




The other mighty wing to Wonderbird — Catherine Adam Photography

Personal documentary and fine art photography

Wonderbird does not fly alone, she has a creative sister, a second mighty wing — Catherine Adam Photography — who spends many passionate hours focusing on her personal documentary and fine art photographic projects. Pop on over to the shop to see fine art prints for sale.

Fine art photographic prints for sale


Be in touch, I’d love to hear from you

Let’s chat about your project and how we can best work together to bring your visual communication to a highly polished and captivating space!