We are Indigenous Visual Communicators who bridge the gap between traditional Māori concepts, and modern day society.
We are a young company that prides itself on the production of passionate, creative fresh ideas.
We are committed to delivering excellent, culturally appropriate, innovative digital projects finished to the highest possible standards.
We are a product of Kohanga reo and Kura Kaupapa who have been raised in both Te ao Māori and Te ao Pākeha and are passionate about our culture and Indigenous knowledge.
We are Digital Natives committed to using our skills to change the way in which our culture is communicated to the world.
We are talented Designers, Illustrators, Animators, Motion Graphics Artists, Website Developers, App Developers, Videographers, Editors, Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Cultural Practitioners, Performers, Artists and much more.
We are Whakaaro Factory. A company that uses all of these skills and life experiences to create and to think up out of the box ideas that help to show the beauty of Māori, of Indigenous cultures to the world.
Ko Taranaki raua ko Tararua ōku maunga
Ko Waitara raua ko Ohau ōku awa
Ko Tokomaru raua ko Tainui ōku waka
Ko Otaraua raua ko Ngati Tukorehe ōku hapu
Ko Te Ahikaaroa raua ko Tukorehe ōku marae
Ko Te Atiawa raua ko Ngati Tukorehe ōku iwi
Ko Ani-Oriwia Jessica Adds tēnei e mihi atu ana kia koutou katoa.
Tēna koutou kua tau mai ki tēnei whārangi ipurangi o Whakaaro Factory.
Welcome everyone to the Whakaaro Factory website!
My name is Ani-Oriwia and I descend from Te Atiawa and Ngati Tukorehe.