Crafting  beautiful 

CREATIVE solutions

magazine arts | an independent graphic design studio

SImply You Living magazine

Editorial Design

Dr. Hauschka

Advertising Design

beresfords & the waterloo bar

Identity Design

Simply You Magazine

Editorial Design

Player magazine

Editorial Design

paula Ryan

Catalogue Design


Advertising Design


Identity Design

About the studio

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, Magazine Arts is the studio of independent graphic designer and art director, Scott Harwood.  The studio works with a select group of professionals to deliver a wide range of creative and production disciplines. Our aim is to quickly focus on your project’s objectives and craft a creative solution to engage, inform and entice response from those you seek. There are no account managers, you speak directly to the content creator – nothing is lost in translation.

From conceptual development right through to the delivery on the final work, we can manage the project throughout so you can focus on the big picture. The process needs to work for you, so we’ll do our best to fit in with how you like to work. 

Who is me?

I’m an experienced graphic designer with over 25 years of providing creative graphic design across a broad range of industries. I get a great deal of satisfaction on seeing a creative project deliver on all fronts – it looks and works beautifully and gets (and perhaps exceeds) the results my client is after. You will find me friendly, flexible and bull-shit free.

With expertise in publication design, whether be a newstand title or custom magazine, a magazine advertisement or a catalogue of your product line-up I can create eye-catching designs that will entertain and engage with your audience.

If you have an idea you want to talk about or a project you want to get started, call me or drop me an email, I’m more than happy to have a chat and give you some free advice on the design and production aspects of your project.

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Happiness is a satisfied client

Scott has worked across all the enterprises of the Paula Ryan organisation as a contract art director, for well over 10 years. With creative flair that truly reflects our brand, 100% on time delivery of projects and a commercial sensitivity that comes through experience, we have relied on Scott for all our print marketing material including project pricing. Scott always finds the right solution! 

Julie Armer | Marketing Manager, Paula Apparel

Scott provides a prompt, effective and quality design service on which you can rely. I've worked with Scott for many years and he always goes the extra mile to provide design and art direction that meets the brief and beyond. I'd highly recommend his design expertise to anyone.

Natalie Bridges | Director, Blink Public Relations

  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design
  • Photo Retouching
  • Print Management

The studio collaborates with a select group of professionals to provide:

  • Writing
  • Sub-editing
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Advanced Image Manipulation
  •  Printing and Print Finishing