Far from plain, Vanilla Hayes is a graphic design studio specialising in bespoke wedding stationery, business branding and print marketing.


I’m Leanne, the graphic designer and creative director, and while Vanilla Hayes HQ is based out of my home in sunny Marlborough, my fabulous clients are located throughout New Zealand and beyond. With a background in design, print and marketing, I enjoy delivering personalised and effective designs, and quality paper goods to suit your unique style.


Check out my latest work over on the Vanilla Hayes Facebook page or get in touch to discuss your design requirements.

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So you’re planning your big day? Congratulations! I’m sure you’re eager to get started on what seems like an endless to-do list and stationery is a great place to start.

Once you have confirmed your date and venue you are all set to begin planning your wedding stationery that will set the tone and theme for your special day.

Invitations are typically sent out around 3-4 months before the wedding, with RSVPs expected back 6-8 weeks out. Save the Dates are a great idea if you have a number of guests that will need to make travel or accommodation arrangements, giving them plenty of advance notice.

I’m a big believer in the little details and how they can really make a big impact at a wedding by putting your personality, sentimentality and flair on show for a treasured occasion. Once the invitations are sent, I am happy to help with ceremony and reception details such as place cards, seating plans, table names or numbers, signage, menus and any other paper goods you crave.

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New businesses, small businesses, big companies with strict branding guidelines or existing businesses looking for a complete makeover – you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’re looking for a simple logo design or a complete branding package for your business I make it my mission to create a visual identity that represents and highlights the business you’re so passionate about.

Starting out in the design and print industry in 2001, you’re in good hands if you’re looking for any print material to complement your business. Business cards, brochures, posters, vehicle sign-writing, building and street signage. Here’s a small sample of my work below.

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"I started out in business with no idea of what I wanted for a business card, after meeting with Leanne found her to be so focused on her job, I told her to design something that she thought would suit me, I was absolutely delighted with what she had designed I even went back to have more work designed by her. Leanne listens to what you have to say, I have had many compliments about my advertising cards."

- Coralie Holdaway, Marriage Celebrant


"Over the last few years, Leanne has been doing my business cards, vouchers, exchange cards and labels for my business Cherubs. Leanne is extremely talented! Her ideas and service is amazing and I couldn't be happier with what she has designed and made for me. I highly recommend her. Thanks Leanne!"

- Lynda, Cherubs Childrenswear


"We have and will always go to Leanne at Vanilla Hayes for our design and printing needs. We have had our logos, business card, posters, t-shirt designs as well our personal Wedding Invites designed and made by Leanne. They have all been exceptional and Leanne always goes above and beyond to give us exactly what we want!"

- Mark, CrossFit Blenheim


"Not only does she come up with varied and awesome designs, she also helps promote your business. She is always going the extra mile to help and I would recommend her to all business owners, especially if you are just getting started"

- Kim, CrossFit Blenheim


"Leanne from Vanilla Hayes is a true super star of design! I have had Leanne work on many stationery and design projects for my business, including logos, business cards, marketing material and advertisements. I have also had the fortune of working alongside her on many projects, weddings and styling jobs and her work always exceeds my expectations. As a "creative" myself I find it very difficult to hand over the reins of anything that requires design or aesthetics regarding my business but Leanne’s work is always on trend, stylish and polished, she knows my business so well now that I am happy to leave all of this side of my business in her very capable hands! Leanne is very efficient, organised and so very detail orientated – this makes all the difference to the end result! Always with a smile and very approachable I couldn't recommend Leanne and Vanilla Hayes highly enough."

- Nina Stanley, Pink Poppie Designer Florist


"Leanne is amazing at what she does! She is great at listening and coming up with different ideas she created our logo and signage when we bought our business and created business cards/ loyalty cards/vouchers everything we needed and also our wedding invitations!! Just love how fast and creative she is! Nothing is ever a problem!! Would definitely recommend Leanne to anyone!!"

-Sarah & Martin Cole, Vamp Hair Studio


"Leanne was an absolute pleasure to work with- even though we live in Australia, it was so easy to liaise and communicate with her. Leanne created beautiful wedding stationary that we could not have been more happy with, and continuously went above and beyond what we expected of her, even helping with set up and styling on our wedding day."

-Stacey & Joe Cowan