de Thier design  
Yacht Interior Design
Domestic architecture
Visual Commication Graphics
   
Born Christchurch 1945
Linwood High School.  University of Canterbury, 1964-1968.  DipFA (Hons) design.
First Lieutenant. Infantry Platoon Commander 2RNZIR Territorial Army.
   
  Design Architecture, Graphic Design, Publications, Yacht Interiors
  Teaching Tertiary Design Schools
  Yachting National & International
   
  Architecture
  Designed houses in: Canterbury Plains, Banks Peninsula, Helensville District,  South Kaipara Head and Muriwai.   Furniture for a New York client.
   
  Graphic Design
Worked extensively in field of typography and visual communication graphics.

bullet Designs published in Graphis Logos, The Graphis Press, Switzerland.
bullet Posters published in Paste Up by Hamish Thompson, 2003.
bullet Won international competition to design symbol for The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development London/Paris.  Identity implemented 1990.
bullet Designed poster for Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, London.
bullet Designer for the Christchurch Arts Festivals in the 1970’s.
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Designed logo and mural for Queen Elizabeth II Park for 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games.

   
  Publications
1999 Photographed, designed and self-published Highway One, a 156 page case-bound photographic essay of Highway One from Cape Reinga to Bluff.  ISBN 0-473-06088-4
2005 Photographed, designed and self-published Highway One Australia a 192 page case-bound photo essay of the 20,000km Highway One around Australia.  ISBN 0-476-00315-6
bullet Designed Miles Warren a biography and Stars & Stripes by Dennis Conner.
   
  Yacht Interiors
  Projects for New Zealand and international clients designing interiors, styling and graphics for a range of vessels including:  Round-the-World Yachts, Maxis, Performance cruisers, Admiral’s Cup yachts, Americas Cup Class yachts.  Clients include Sir Peter Blake, Grant Dalton, Sir Michael Fay, Ian Gibbs, Allan Bond (Australia) and Michael Ilbruck (Germany).
Some of these projects were done in collaboration with Bruce Woods.
   
  Teaching
Senior Lecturer and Head of Design Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, 1980-2005. Taught at undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate level.
VisCom at AUT University and boat/vehicle design at Massey University School of Design.
bullet Consulted as external examiner, moderator, course assessor or guest lecturer for: Monash University Melbourne, AUT University, Unitec, Massey University, CPIT, Manukau Polytechnic, University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.
   
  Yachting
bullet Represented NZ at three Olympic Games - 1964 Tokyo (Finn Class reserve), 1972 Munich (Finn Class), 1984 Los Angeles (Yachting Coach).
bullet Won 9 National titles in Olympic yachting classes, from period 1966 to 1983. 5 in Finns 4 in Tornado.
bullet Represented NZ in 13 World Championships (Finn Class, Tornado Catamaran, Admirals Cup, 12 Metre America’s Cup Class).  Won 3 international regattas in small boat and keelboats.  1st Kiel Week (Germany) in Tornado 1979,  1st Pacific Finn Cup (Sydney) 1966,  co-helmsman/tactician on ‘Swuzzlebubble’, top boat 1981 Admiral’s Cup,  Cowes, England.
bullet 2nd North American Finn Championships 1971, Toronto, Canada.
bullet Represented New Zealand in International C Class Catamaran Challenge Trophy, Sorrento, Australia.
bullet Member of International Jury (International Yacht Racing Union) for 2 world Championships, New Zealand and Australia.
   
  Currently running design consultancy practice in Canterbury.
   
 
Bret sailing Finn Sailing Finnsarby again at Mt Pleasant Yacht Club 2014.
   

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