Adrian McCleland


Diploma in Visual Communication Design, Wellington Polytechnic
PGDip in Fine Arts (distinction), Massey University.  

Adrian works and teaches with the Digital Media Programme within the Image making courses,  across all year groups. His skillset acquired over many years means he comes well equipped to cover a vast array of crafts, skills, methodologies and mediums. Teaching from the practicalities and artistry of printmaking, through the precise observational world of photography, all the way to the digital application of these via software and fundamental design principles, helping lead to students always being kept on their toes, engaged and pushing further with their work. Developing not just a comprehensive list of techniques, but new ways to investigate and explore our world, their surroundings and work. 

Adrian has worked in the vocation of education for many years, as well as working in the design industry in Tongatapu, New York, Canada and here. His work has involved print, web, motion graphics and illustration work and has covered everything from infographics, branding through to vjing. But teaching is his love, to support and nurture the abilities of others, to get the best from his students is where he thrives. To learn and to grow is a life-long journey, to explore and experiment is something that should never stop - E hoa ma, ina te ora o te tangata.

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