Luke Norris’ career in design began after a work experience stint in his last year of high school for an advertising agency. Immediately he was offered a 1 year internship and spent the next 5 years becoming proficient in the essential design tools, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop among others. In that time he was one of ten selected from over 1000 entrants to be accepted into Award School, being coached by some of the top Creative Directors in Australia in print, film, radio, copywriting & outdoor advertising. By the end of this time, he had worked his way to Art Director.
Luke then gave in to his calling to visit and move to New York City. He spent 6 months studying the finer points of film editing at the New York Edit Centre using Final Cut Pro. On his return to Australia, he free-lanced, building a client base large enough to start his own design studio; Tuhi Creative (www.tuhi.com.au) (pronounced ‘too hee’). At Tuhi, Luke channelled his Maori heritage and further honed his skills in creative communicate through writing, sketching, stitching and gesticulating.