Our Team

At The Fount our experience is matched only by our enthusiasm for what we do. Our professional designers ensure projects are managed well and successful outcomes are achieved with a focus on quality design and service.

To provide you with a comprehensive range of strategic and design services we are supported by a network of trusted associates who share our high standards and complement the creative work we do.

Chris Wadsworth

Brand Consultant / Creative Director

Chris has the ideal balance of right brain creativity and left brain logic that is needed to be a successful branding specialist. His career in the design industry spans over two decades and has seen him work at leading design agencies across the world from London to Auckland (via Amsterdam, Singapore and Sydney). Since he established The Fount with Rachel Kirkland, clients have the direct benefits of Chris’ experience and professional approach to strategy and design.

BA (hons) Degree, Graphic Design

Rachel Kirkland


Rachel is an innovative designer skilled at working across a broad range of industry sectors and design styles. Designing for some of the world’s leading publishers, advertising agencies and corporate graphics studios her career has taken her to London, Singapore, Sydney and Auckland. Rachel brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm to projects while her expertise in publishing is invaluable for clients who produce books, magazines and business documents.

BA (hons) Degree, Design for Communication Media

Chris Bolt

Web Developer

Chris has been The Fount’s web developer since 2006. His passion for developing websites and his love of windsurfing would only be exceeded if he could develop websites whilst windsurfing. An expert in the SilverStripe web platform, Chris is able to produce bespoke websites specific to our clients’ needs. He began his digital media career in 2002 working for the Auckland College of Education and later The University of Auckland before becoming a freelance consultant.

Graduate Diploma in Multimedia
Bachelor of Visual Arts

Lisa East

Marketing Consultant

Lisa is a highly experienced marketing consultant whose ability to think strategically is complemented by a pragmatic, down-to-earth approach that makes her perfectly suited to our team. Her career working for a wide range of SMEs and some of New Zealand’s best know brands means Lisa is able to offer our clients strategic insight and big brand thinking that helps them grow their market share.

Bachelor of Communications Studies
Certificate Direct Marketing

Renata Mathewson


Renata is a marketing consultant and copywriter with over 20 years experience in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. Her background in publishing and marketing is the perfect combination for our clients’ strategic communications needs. With an eye on the target audience and a steady hand Renata crafts content for print and digital media that hits the mark every time.

MBA, Marketing and Strategic Management
BA (hons) Degree, English
Magazine Journalism Certificate

Janina Kay

Studio Administrator

Janina works hard behind the scenes making sure The Fount runs as a business and not just as a hobby for Chris and Rachel. Whether it’s accounts, administration or HR Janina keeps things ticking along so the team can get on with what they do best. Part of The Fount since 2006 her ongoing support is hugely appreciated and her range of diverse services highly recommended.

Certificate of Management