A design agency that takes the time to understand your business and what you are trying to achieve, Kopara will help you make good choices for maximum advantage, rather than sell you something you don’t need. Owned and operated by creative duo Murray Grossmith and Sally Nash, whose complementary experience and skills span several decades and multiple disciplines, your project is in safe and knowledgable hands. Our work encompasses everything, from identities, brochures, and direct mail, to websites, brand development and multimedia campaigns. We are an independent consultancy based in Christchurch, New Zealand, working with organisations of all sizes all over the world, but our ethos is always the same: to produce outstanding and practical creative solutions and to be fair, friendly and honest at all times.


creative director and ideas chief

Murray is a highly skilled creative who has a wealth of experience with major brands, as well as a solid set of business skills. He ran a successful agency in the UK for over 16 years, emigrating to New Zealand with his family in 2008 for space to swing a cat and a breath of fresh air, in what he considers the best country in the world. Murray’s key talents include his common-sense approach to solving business challenges, boundless positivity and his ability to think outside  the (biscuit) box.

creative director and head of detail

Sally spent her early career in publishing and has worked for The Economist, Reed and Emap, where she was head of creative services within a UK division, managing a range of magazine titles to ensure cohesive output across all departments. She has a diverse range of skills, from copywriting, editing and proof-reading, to managing photo shoots and producing outstanding designs for magazines, events, brands and websites. Key talents include a critical eye and a nose for good pinot.



Your brand is your public face. Whether it’s evolving an existing image, or developing a completely new identity, we ensure your customers understand your message.


We are passionate about good websites, which visitors can engage with and respond to. A simple user experience and solid underlying functionality are hallmarks of our work.


When you’re putting something into print, you have to get it right first time. Decades of experience in advertising and publishing enables us to ensure you get the results you want.


You know your business, but it’s hard to keep up with all the marketing options available. We take the time to understand where you want to go, then show you how to get there.


From snappy advertising headlines to in-depth articles for websites and annual reports, let us take the strain and turn your ideas into compelling content.


Magazines, books, catalogues, direct mail and brochures… whether it’s a one-off publication or a periodical, take advantage of our wide-ranging experience in publishing.


American Express
Ads / Web / Writing
Ads / Brands
Nail Bay
Abode Magazine
Brands / Writing / Signs / Ads / NZ
Generation Rescue
Writing / Brands
Brands / Web / NZ
Brands / Signs / Web / NZ
Mihi Merino
Web / Signs / NZ
Ronald McDonald House South Island
Web / NZ
Web / Writing / NZ
Levy Restaurants
Web / Signs / Writing


It’s a clear sign of how busy we’ve been over the past 18 months that we have singularly failed to update our website with the projects we’ve been working on. However, most of our work comes through recommendation, so while it’s nice to share what we’ve been up to, we don’t need to rely on that for new business to come through the door.

We will try and post some visuals in the WORK section soon, but in the meantime, check out these websites to see which brands we’ve helped to transform lately…


Brand, stationery, website, marketing materials and signage

journey to brilliance

Brand and website


Brand, stationery, website and packaging


Kopara has a new look and a new website. Over the past two years we have been so busy being successful we haven’t had time to share our portfolio of interesting clients and projects. Now we’re going to practice what we preach and let the world know what we have to offer. We will post regular updates and notes about marketing, design and technology, plus images of our new studios being built. While all this will keep us busier than ever, we can find always find time for a coffee and a chat, so feel free to get in touch if there’s something on your mind.

  • Murray has a firm understanding of creating strategic campaigns that deliver something special and drive great return on investment. He has high energy and is a very engaging and motivational team contributor alongside being an exceptional designer and creative director.

  • I cannot speak highly enough of Murray’s expertise, professionalism and passion. His creativity matches his understanding of what is needed for a not-for-profit to be effective. The first newsletter he designed for us [for Ronald McDonald House South Island] raised more money than the previous four combined. He also brainstormed an innovative corporate campaign that was recognised for excellence internationally. I sincerely recommend Kopara to anyone who wants quality, creativity, results, a collaborative partnership and, just as importantly, people who are a pleasure to work with.

    Rose Crossland – Advancement Manager, St Margaret's College
  • We briefed Kopara to help us rebrand, following the merger of two of New Zealand’s leading planning consultancies. They created a unified approach to our branding, signage, literature and online presence, which cements our position as an industry leader. Kopara have proved themselves to be an extremely flexible, positive and professional agency to work with and I don’t hesitate to recommend them.



179 Otahuna Road, RD2 Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 329 6780

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