Hamish Thompson is a Wellington-based graphic artist specialising in symbol, identity and information design.
Christchurch born and bred, it was the devastating earthquakes in 2011 that moved Hamish to design a series of 12 graphic artworks depicting iconic heritage buildings lost to the city. The buildings range from late 1800s theatres to mid-century gems like the Christchurch Railway Station. He also celebrates his admiration for Wellington’s architectural mix with a series of prints featuring iconic mid-century modern buildings, as well as modernist houses and churches.
Hamish studied graphic design at University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts and in Switzerland at the Basel School of Design. He taught graphic design in the US and worked as a designer for the National Library and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He now freelances, working from the offices of CCM Architects. Hamish enjoys working on a diverse range of projects, including book design, corporate identities, signage and architectural graphics.