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Artist, Art Director, Designer, 
The Art Dept.

 As an Art Director.  Designer and Artist, Hayley can conceptualise, visualise and actualise.
She has spent  20 years working intensively in the fine art and design industries,  marrying imagination and
 conceptual thinking with practical skills and an arsenal of technical knowledge.   
Hayley has since worked closely with Auckland’s leading architects, designers and hospitality and event groups 
" I love creating emotive environments and atmospheres that evoke the feeling of the client’s brand and culture." 


"Hayley has worked with me creatively for 8 years. She has an infectious enthusiasm and an infamous eye for detail.   Her design work is alway on point.  She understands my wider vision and brand and goes the extra mile to make sure projects are beautifully executed. "  

- Al Brown. 


"Hayley worked closely with Alex Isik our late director on at least twelve restaurant fit-outs. She quickly  became our Art Director across all of our projects  for her ability to see the bigger picture as well as bring our ideas to life on the ground.  Apart from being a creative powerhouse I have found one of Hayley's true strengths to be her understanding of actual operational requirements within the venue - her ability to troubleshoot and meet budget requirements adds yet another layer to her design and fit out capabilities,"

 --  Dionne Smith  - Operations Manager, Nazar Hospitality Group

"Hayley has been our go-to for concept design, styling and sourcing across a multitude of  projects, most recently the Commercial Bay Hospitality venues in conjunction with architects and designers Avroko (NYC).  Hayley has an innate ability to grasp any brief  or vision and enhance it.  She is an incredibly talented  artist  / designer / project manager, can source pretty much anything and consistently brings  innovative and cost effective solutions to the table.  She gives 200% to every project and above all else keeps us sane when  the inevitable madness sets in. I would recommend her without hesitation. "


Dana Johanson:  Director, Public Assembly  (Local Operating partner for Commercial bay Hospitality).

"Hayley  has been an integral part of the design, fit out, and artwork of our Best Ugly Bagels venues. She delivers “the secret sauce” which gives our stores that intangible look and feel which make them inviting and intriguing customer spaces."

Jeremy Coombes - GM, Al Brown & Co.  


Commercial Bay Auckland   

& Panama St Wellington :  Al Brown & Co

Designer - Hayley Brown

Architects  - Nott

Create new look Best Ugly while reatinning BUB brand elements

Design a contemporary version of Best Ugly Bagels to suit the modern environment of commercial bay. 

Previous projects include:​​



Eastridge Eatery

Nazar Hospitality & Masfen Group


Designer / Art Direction  - Hayley Brown


  • Concept Design and Branding

  • Fitout Deisgn 

  • Custom furniture 

  • Signage Design 

  • Project Management 



Mezze Lounge 

Queens Rise

Nazar Hospitality


Lead Designer  & Project Manager - Hayley Brown


  • Concept design and Branding

  • Fitout deisgn 

  • Custom furntiture and sourcing 

  • Signage design 

  • Project management 


UNCLE MANS Eastridge: 

Masfen Group


Art Director / Designer

- Hayley Brown


  • Full Rebrand and Interior package

  • Signage and menu design