About Hansby Design



The Hansby Design art collection began from my home in Auckland, New Zealand.

When my kids were little, we visited the local zoo often.  I soon realised there was a lot I didn't know about our local birds and animals.  So I went on a journey of discovery, learning about the unique species that exist in New Zealand. 

At the time, interior trends focused on exotic birds, but I wanted to value our local wildlife, to celebrate them, raise awareness and  protect them. So I began drawing these modern images, in a bold, minimal style to suit our contemporary homes and spaces. 

But not everyone has space for big art, so I created magnets and keytags as mini art that could travel.  The gift market was saturated in plastic at the time, so I began making in wood, to reduce the impact and give you a choice.

I value and care about our planet, and create products that are kind to the environment, offering you alternatives to plastic.  I choose low waste packaging and strive to make locally where possible.  

  • The accessory range is made using FSC wood from sustainable forests, engraved to reduce the need for packaging.  
  • All art prints are made to order and frames are made in New Zealand.  
  • Art Spots are printed on canvas, are removable and repositionable, making them reusable.  They're also made in NZ and their packaging is recyclable.
  • Please reuse or recycle your packaging from Hansby Design products. 

The collection is available here online, and in home design stores throughout New Zealand.  Thanks for visiting, I hope you find something you love in the collection, enjoy!


 Value icons of Hansby Design, artist of New Zealand

Cathy, the artist at Hansby Design is based in Auckland, New Zealand with her family.  Her prints are featured in magazines and gorgeous homes allover the world.  
With a background in fashion and homeware design, interior styling and visual art, she loves colour, contrast and simple clean lines.  Cathy's style is modern, bold and elegant, capturing personality and character in her images. 
Hansby Design celebrates the distinctive wildlife of New Zealand and Australasia, to share and appreciate the unique creatures in our corner of the world.  Images often feature endangered species, to highlight and remind us how close we are to losing them.  
'The changes we make now could have a huge impact on wildlife in the future, I only hope our wildlife can endure for future generations.'  
Every print comes with a short story about the featured image.  The collection also features iconic birds of the world, as many of these are in decline too. 


Giving back 5 percent donation to Forest and Bird New Zealand by artist Hansby Design
Forest & Bird is New Zealand's leading independent conservation organisation and voice for nature.  They work tirelessly to protect our unique species and habitats, on land and in our ocean.  With each purchase you make on our online store, we will donate 5% of the sale to Forest & Bird, at no cost to you.  It's our little way of giving back, supporting New Zealand wildlife, and protecting what we have.   www.forestandbird.org.nz
For wholesale enquiries and collaborations please contact cathy@hansbydesign.com