As the founder and director for Taitoko Design and Print, Piri-Hira has developed extensive networks within the regional and national market. Her focus has been on meeting the changing trends to ensure the business stays current and competitive, contributing to the growth and development of our clients businesses.
Piri-Hira brings to the business sound knowledge, enthusiasm and energy that are vital to the creativity and quality of work. Her background in teaching and sincere nature also makes production time more simple, fun and beneficial for all those involved.
Piri-Hira received School Dux at High School and continued to apply herself to her education. She received an Advanced Diploma in Design and Multimedia from the UCOL Design School, graduating with the Top Student Award. And later received a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (secondary) Visual Arts and Graphics from Massey University. On graduation she secured the position of in-house graphic designer for Aotearoa Print (Wanganui) and soon became head of department. During this period of study and employment, Piri-Hira also completed a number of freelance projects.
Piri-Hira’s parents encouraged her to establish her own business after gaining sufficient industry experience and have supported her since day one. Piri-Hira and her team have taken Taitoko Design and Print from strength to strength and are always excited to meet new people and new business.
Piri-Hira is delighted when she produces work that helps other businesses achieve their objectives and drive new success. Piri-Hira has very high standards and manages each job determined to achieve a level of excellence that exceeds the client’s expectations.
Piri-Hira is committed to on going professional development and graduated in 2007 with a Certificate in Small Business Management and she has recently completed the Certificate in Applied Small Business Growth and Development from Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
Piri-Hira has a heart to give and supports a number of Non-profit community groups and organizations. She is also the current Board of Trustees Chairperson for Turakina Maori Girls College in Marton.
Some of Piri-Hira’s personal goals are being a fluent speaker in Te Reo Maori and learning sign language.