We exist to support ambitious businesses to make tangible impact and excel in their industries

Through tactical creativity, big picture thinking and genuine support, Forme builds strong brands that influence, websites that convert and experiences that resonate.

Born out of a love for meaningful design
& a heart to serve others

We prioritise the specific needs of our client’s businesses. We’re passionate about exceeding expectations and taking thoughtful risks, with a commitment to developing innovative design solutions that produce results - not just feelings.

Who we are


Islay Wharton

Chief graphic designer and fellow ambitious business owner, Islay is the ‘no dream is too far fetched’ type. With a passion for the tangible impact possible in the business world, Islay utilises innate graphic design skill and first-hand business expertise to transform the perception and potential of businesses, both in Christchurch and afar.

Hayley annetta

Passionate natural light photographer, Hayley loves seeing small businesses thrive, bridging the gap between your businesses and your audience through authentic visual messaging. Hayley’s work has a profound impact on the businesses she works with, creating on-brand, timeless images that maximise market potential.

Founder | Graphic designer


mo tickle

Resident implementor of big dreams, web developer Mo loves seeing projects evolve from ideas into something awesome. Bringing tech and user-experience skill, alongside creative expertise, Mo builds high-performing websites that skyrocket our client's businesses.

Web Developer

Affiliate of Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)

Words from our clients

"We engaged Forme Creative Studio to create the branding for our new business. Islay was lovely to deal with, knew what she was talking about, stuck to the timeline and best of all she did an absolutely amazing job! We are over the moon with our new branding, business card design and vehicle wrap design and we can’t wait to show it off! Highly recommend and we will use Forme again in the future."

Karena - Bespoke Gates, Fences & Decks

“Islay was the most amazing person to work with. Her process was professional, detailed and thorough... Islay interviewed me which answered questions about my own brand, style and clientele I was looking to attract. She got me really thinking about what it was I wanted and also needed. I am beyond happy with my new brand and website. It represents me and my brand perfectly. I’m so proud of it!!! The value of the services i contracted Forme is more than worth it! I’m now attracting the clientele that respects my own worth. I would hire Islay over and over again!!"

Krysta - Elevation Weddings and Events

"I engaged Forme Creative Studio for website and business card services after a recommendation from a friend. Islay's design experience was obvious from the outset and I left the first meeting knowing Forme was perfect for the job. Islay and the team provide a friendly, very professional service whilst keeping their clients informed from start to finish. Don't hesitate to get in touch with Forme and see what they can offer your business."

Carey - CM Squared

"I had been wanting a new website for a long time but my biggest concern was finding someone that would really understand what I was after. Luckily, Islay from Forme Creative was recommended to me and I could not be happier with that choice. She was such a pleasure to work with, professional and receptive to all the thoughts and ideas that I had, crafting them into a beautiful platform that feels like me. It was such an enjoyable process and I'm very proud of the end result, thankyou so much Islay."

Jackie - House on the Hill Design

"Islay has been amazing in helping my business become more professional with stunning brand concepts and an awesome functional website! She has also been an amazing help in the months after as I navigated my new site. Highly recommend!!"

Michelle Beck - Michelle Beck Photography

"I recently used Forme to create branding for my new business and I’m more than happy with what has been produced. Very talented and very professional from start to finish."

Mark - Heart & Sap

"I'm beyond pleased with the website and branding Islay has created for me. I had absolutely no idea what look I wanted for my business in the beginning and she asked all the right questions to really help me narrow down what I wanted. Couldn't recommend her enough!"

Laura Tucker - Makeup by Laura Anne

"Islay redesigned my website for me and I love, love love it. It's beautiful, on-trend, user-friendly and SEO-friendly - all of which was very important to me. So excited to show it off. Her communication throughout the process was great - a joy to work with."

Hannah - Two Sides

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