“Every time I see or use the logo designed for Nelson Tasman Climate Forum by Ana Aceves I get a little thrill of pleasure. Ana translated a clear understanding of our purposes into a design and colours of exactly the right tone to convey our message. After several years of frequent use, we continue to be delighted with her work.”

Joanna Santa Barbara, Co-chair
Nelson Tasman Climate Forum

“Ana has designed a number of book covers for us. We love working with her and hope to continue doing so. She follows our brief and then brings her creativity to developing and improving on our ideas. She can be relied upon to meet our deadlines and is also a delight to work with!“
Antoinette Wilson, Production Assistant
Quentin Wilson Publishing

“Working with Ana and Danny was wonderful! They really took the time to understand the project and the audience we were creating the videos for. They were also very patient and helped to guide us through the process to ensure we felt comfortable at every step of the way.
We’re so happy with the end result. Thank you so much!“

Hamish Keown, Founder Known Consulting
Youth Development Champions Project Videos

“Sugarcube Studios are definitely a one-stop creative shop! Danny & Ana are very professional, friendly, reliable and knowledgeable. Their standard of work is superb, and they really feel like an extension of our team. Highly recommend Sugarcube Studios to businesses looking for a quirky, creative team to take their brand to the next level.”

Emma Andrews, Marketing Specialist
Proper Crisps, NZ

“We want to thank Sugarcube Studios and Ana, who have supported us over more than 3 years with our brand and resources, and we’re so bloody grateful. They created our interactive zero waste shopping map that we released in 2019, and in 2021 Ana created our lovely new logo. Ana and Sugarcube are super professional and have reduced rates for non-profit organisations and eco-conscious companies – making it possible for people like us to be able to afford something special.“

Hannah Blumhardt
The Rubbish Trip, NZ

“We started working with Sugarcube Studios early on in our start up. Over the past year we have worked on many projects from posters, print advertising, business cards and online/print catalogues. Sometimes we were able to provide a brief and often we designed as we developed and in each project we found Ana & Danny were flexible and agile in helping us achieve our goals. We have really appreciated their responsiveness and ideas to help us stand out in a crowded marketplace. ”

Roisin King, Director
Purpose Gallery, NZ

“Ana has worked efficiently with us to create a functional, but great-looking website that catered to our needs perfectly.  Subsequently, Ana has provided ongoing support for the website in a very timely fashion when changes were required. We appreciate her work and would recommend her to others.”

Tim Carter, Director
IPort Business Park, NZ

“Highly recommend Sugarcube Studios, we are so happy with the high quality of our vibrant website, just the right amount of information and impact of what Vortex Wind Karting is. Their knowledge and ongoing help is excellent.”

Kerry Morton
Vortex Wind Karting, NZ

“Ana and Danny are amazing at what they do. We asked them to help out with MaxiAdventures.com and they took our hand drawn sketches and made them into what the page is today. They have always exceeded our expectations through proactiveness, creativity, and a goal of perfection. Thanks Sugarcube Studios!”

David Jimenez
Maxi Adventures, NZ

“Storyline Pictures is a visual marketing company based in Nelson. We provide a vast range of photographic and video applications for company marketing. A large part of what we offer centres around our clients end usage and how best to display and promote their imagery. Over previous years it’s fair to say that we have not had great experiences dealing with web designers, but that was until we meet Danny & Ana from Sugarcube Studios.

They provide a truly professional service not only to my business but to many of our clients upon our recommendation. Recently Storyline Pictures began marketing Virtual Reality applications, this was a large financial commitment and an even larger learning curve. Danny has been the foundation of these unique products by developing licensed VR software which was no mean feat to accomplish. Ana kept us heading in the right direction by reviewing what we were doing along with suggesting options for improvement.

It is without any hesitation that I recommend Sugarcube Studios for design and website related services, not to metion that these two are also REALLY NICE PEOPLE that care about you and your business.”

Daron Graham
Storyline Pictures, NZ

“Ana & Danny from Sugarcube were the perfect Website Designers for me. They were so accommodating to my busyness & status as working mum, letting me bring my kids to meetings & working within my crazy schedule & random communications with patience & professionalism. It was great to have the combo of their personalities and areas of expertise, they are a great package & they work so well together – this really helped with my particular website issues & I am sure that they could deal with much more complex requirements with just as much ease & style. I am constantly complimented on my website & technical help/changes/updates are never a problem so I would highly recommend them.”

Lucy Maxwell
Fresh2U Organic Food Delivery, NZ

“The dynamic duo of Ana Aceves and Danny Sugar (aka Sugarcube Creative Studios) have done it again and provided us with an up to date, vibrant and professional website that is our best selling tool for courses, workshops and events. Sugarcube listened to our brief and delivered it with flair. We cannot fault their fantastic and ever patient support as we learnt how to navigate our way around our fresh ‘face to the world’. When the new website was launched we received very positive feedback from our established members and it has already proved its worth in generating interest from customers’ old and new. I should mention that Ana and Danny designed our first website nearly ten years ago; their original ‘branding’ still defines us and what we do.”

Annee Robson, Ochre Print Studio
Ochre Print Studio, UK

“Working with Danny & Ana from Sugarcube Studios has been a great experience. Their patience with us when we coped with a busy workload and were not always able to respond quickly and give our new website project the attention it deserved. They were both wonderful in guiding us through the process and coming up with great ideas and at the same time getting their heads around the complexities involved with the ordering of living plants. Nothing was ever any trouble and the backup support has been exceptional.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with Danny & Ana as we develop our website further with adding new features & tools. We have had great feedback from our customers who are finding the site extremely user friendly.

I wholeheartedly recommend this dynamic duo, thanks for all your hard work.“

Jo Boyes, Office Manager
Appletons Tree Nursery, Wakefield, Nelson NZ

“I have known and worked with Sugarcube since 2010 and not once has this relationship been anything but respectful, honest and of the highest quality. Together we have worked on projects both large and small and without exception everyone went to plan and budget with the key to this success being the work and experience of Sugarcube. I have no hesitation in offering my full recommendation of working with Sugarcube.”

Dave Dunlay
Managing Director Tandem Studios, NZ

“Ana and Danny are a great team. I love how they are so willing to provide info and support and my website is still looking current and fresh 2 years on which is a testament to the high quality of their design work.
They listened to all my needs and made sure I had a simple, user friendly site that shows of my work perfectly.”

Fleur Woods
Artist, NZ

“Ana and Danny have been working on the O2B Healthy rebranding project for the past 12 months. This has involved creating a new identity and collateral including concept development of our multi-platform advertisements though to an entirely new-look website and 200+ product label re-design. The market feedback and customer response has been delightfully satisfying for our business.
We liken working with Ana and Danny as “poetry in motion”. Always there to patiently listen to our creative requests and by adding a touch of their own special magic consistently produce a high standard of work no matter the size or complexity of the project allowing us to achieve our aims.
Danny and Ana consistently demonstrate a unique mix of creative and technical tools to enable our business to compete in a fiercely competitive domestic and global market place. We found a real gem; Sugarcube Creative Studios: innovative, savvy AND economical. Music to our ears – and with many more sweet melodies yet to play – watch this space!”

Kevin & Nisa, Owner Operators
O2B Healthy, NZ

“We had a faultless and easy process with Ana and Danny, they completely captured everything we wanted from our site. Steering us in the right direction with their creative vision. The result is a totally bespoke website that is so easy to run.”

Steven Paling, Director of Paling and Jenkins
Paling and Jenkins, UK

“Working with Sugarcube has been pivotal to the success of our business. Ana and Danny were able to crystallise our concepts into functional design as well as bringing to the table their own creative flair and ideas. Together we have created a brand and style which reflects our goals and values.”

Karl Hogarth
Hogarth Chocolate, NZ

“Anyone thinking of getting top designers and website developers on board there projects I would highly recommend Danny and Ana. Only one of the many treats they impressed me with is the speed at which they answered my many emails with question about running the website as I’m not a natural born wizard on a keyboard. With their help I now have a functioning online business. As they have been in the industry for so long they have many ideas or how it all can come together and work which would have taken myself a while to figure out through trial and error. The result is an easy to use, user friendly website even I can now run. 10/10.”

Toshi Bolwell, Director of Healthypacs
Healthypacs, NZ

“What I like about Ana Aceves from Sugarcube Studios is her high standards in delivering her work: fast, reliable, always available, responsive and easy to work with. She combines her skills as an artist with a great knowledge of and experience in graphic design, programming, etc. Thus, she is able to provide a truly outstanding performance and is a pleasure to work with. She is also available once the “job is done” to support her clients with trouble shooting and ongoing advice. For our Charitable Trust and Event websites she went the extra mile if needed and did quite a few urgent overnight-jobs to solve unexpected issues.
Overall: AAA+ highly recommended.”

B Baader
Ako-A-Rongo Charitable Trust, NZ

“I rang ana at Sugarcube Studios as she was recommended to me. Ana was so wonderful to deal with, she grasped the vision I had easily, and came up with great suggestions but at the same time honoured the things that were important to me. She is such a lovely person, and amazing at what she does, and I am wholeheartedly happy to recommend her to others.”

Carmen Dudley
Soul Oasis, NZ

“It has been a pleasure working with Ana and Danny. Recommended to me, Ana initially developed a website for my art classes. She seemed to know intrinsically what I wanted and got the design, colours, set up, the whole thing bang on first time. When I later set up a new kitchen design business I automatically went to Sugarcube Studios. They designed our logo, business cards, website and leaflets. Again the process was quick and easy and we were delighted with the results. Being a completely non tech person Ana and Danny were both so patient while teaching me the ropes of how to make changes to our website. They were quick to respond to any emails or phone calls and were a pleasure to deal with. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Helen Barnett
Complete Kitchens, NZ

“I have used Sugarcube Studios for various projects in my business and every time have found them a pleasure to work with. Ana is creative and approachable, which shows in her work. Big Thanks Debbie”

Debbie Stace
Infinite Skincare, NZ

“We were looking for online solutions for our independent record company as well as designs for products and the image of the label. Sugarcube delivered all with aplomb. We will always recommend the work Danny and Ana are able to do.”

Alex Pilkington
Ho Hum Records, UK

“Sugarcube Studios designed our website for our tenth year anniversary. We were a bit hesitant about working long distance as we are based in London and Danny is in New Zealand. However, after adjusting to time differences, the work went very smoothly. We approached Danny with a clear idea of what we wanted and he was quick to interpret our thoughts. It took only a few exchanges until the overall design was approved and we were ready to upload. Danny suggested ideas and recommendations regarding technology to support the site (particularly with ipads, iphones and other devices) and other social media that we were not aware of or that complemented our knowledge.
The site was built and uploaded swiftly. It has now been a year since the upload and if there is ever any problem, query or glitch with the site, Danny is always there replying instantly and solving issues immediately and efficiently.
We are very happy with the overall service and would happily recommend Sugarcube Studios.”

Andrea Harari
jaggedart.com, UK

“It has been a pleasure working with Ana and Danny. Quick to respond, considerate and willing to put the required time and effort in, Danny and Ana made the creative process easy. The final product is fantastic and whenever additional support is required Danny and Ana have been there to assist without any hassle.”

Rebecca Kinraid
Convergence, PR and Marketing Communications, NZ

“I can’t thank Ana enough for all the work and time spend on my website and graphics. She understood exactly what I needed it and made it look very professional. As a costumer I was worried about not been able to manage my website but Ana had designed things with ease. I like the fact that I can change things and add information without trouble. Thank you again for making things simple and beautiful.”

Maria Orozco Coleman
Estetique Studio, Nelson, NZ

“I’m delighted with the website Sugarcube studios have designed and developed for me. The feedback I’ve had from family, friends and customers has been nothing but positive and I really feel that it’s one of the best roller derby sites currently available. Ana has been a delight to work with, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her or Sugarcube studios to anyone who requires a new website. Thanks again for all your hard work.”

Steph Brown, UK

“I approached Sugarcube Studios with a specific design that I wanted implemented. Their considerable expertise in websites meant that I ended with a site much better than imagined. It was amazing how involved they were through out the development and how they are always willing to solve anything or answer any question that have come up later on. I strongly recommend them!”

Francisca Prieto, Artist

“Danny did a great job creating a clear and appealing website that showcases my writing and photography. He was also extremely patient explaining the technical details to a non-tech person. What’s more, his prices are very reasonable – and Danny is always happy to help with further inquiries down the track.”

David Killick, freelance writer and photographer, NZ

“Sugarcube Studios volunteered to help publicise the Waverley Youth Theatre Project and have designed a wonderful postcard and logo which really fits the target audience of young people. They are incredibly efficient and we’re absolutely delighted with the end results.”

Jane McGibbon
Youth Teatre Coordinator, Farnham Maltings, UK

“I have really enjoyed working with Ana and Danny over the past 4 years. In developing our brand and all the associated materials including logo, brochures, stationary, handbooks, binders and website they have been very responsive to our design needs as well as extremely talented in translating our needs into a visually exciting, memorable and appropriate brand identity. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from our website’s many visitors. They feel it is colourful, clearly communicates our brand message and is easily navigable. Lastly I have really appreciated how willing, even cheerfully, Danny and Ana have been in responding to my design requests very quickly. I have, and will continue, to highly recommend them to friends and colleagues.”

Suri Poulos, Managing Director
MindLab Europe Ltd

“I have worked with Ana and Danny for many years. When I met them I was at the corporate world and they were working for an agency and years later when I was running my own business and they founded Sugarcube Creative Studios. In both situations they had a clear understanding of the client needs and managed to produce outstanding ideas for the image of the brands that I was working with.They have a great attitude and patience with the client. The service provided has always been excellent. Whenever I need a design solution, I always come back to Sugarcube as I know I would get the best design at a reasonable cost.”

Reinaldo Soto-Rosa
1492 Latin Fusion, Solera Ltd, Venezuela

“Considering the nature of the work and the virtual way of working out the creative rendering of our website, I have found the agency to be extremely responsive to our needs, expedient in their delivery and professional in their final output. Over the past two years we have relied heavily on their support and this has been of great help to us.”

Shahbaz Ali-Khan
External Communications Executive, BAT Pakistan

“Sugarcube Studios has and continues to play an integral part of Clarendon’s branding strategy, from the design and creativity of advertising campaigns through to day to day marketing collateral requirements. They are approachable people, communicate effectively and provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support. As a marketing consulting firm Sugarcube Studios lead Clarendon through rebranding during 2006, a task most dread but with Sugarcube on board, we witnessed the smooth seamless transition from 2 brands into 1, maintaining brand values and integrity throughout. We would highly recommend!!”

Peter Morgan
Head of Marketing, Clarendon Serviced Apartments, UK

“Working with Sugarcube has been a pleasure. From the outset they understood and actioned my vision of the BDi website. They are creative, organised, efficient and very speedy to work with.”

Sarah Liversedge, Managing Director, BDi Music Ltd, UK

“Mi experiencia profesional con Sugarcube Studios es muy positiva. Me satisface el trato familiar que me dispensan, y que nos permite expresar con libertad lo que deseamos, siendo a la vez muy responsable. Se que cuando pido algo, soy escuchada y sobre todo entendida, en mi reclamo. El resultado es ver mi pensamiento plasmado en un diseño… algo magico para los profanos. Destaco la seriedad en la entrega de los trabajos y la constante inquietud en que sea “ese diseño” lo que buscamos, sin escatimar esfuerzos en hallar los mejores resultados. Gracias.”

Marilo Lopez Garrido
Crecimiento Personal, Argentina-Spain

“Working with Ana was such a relief! She understood right away what we wanted to transmit in our web, bringing forward proposals and options which perfectly matched our team character, financial possibilities and way of work. She was patient, pliant, fast, and ready to make any changes which came up. We are very happy with the results, the site is easy to manage, user-friendly, colorful, clean and playful. Just what we needed!”

Malena F. Alzu, on behalf of Artimagos, Spain

“Ana Aceves and Danny Sugar have spent countless hours revamping and modernising our website. The result is a stunning, contemporary looking site that will hopefully engender interest for would be potters and members. We are hugely grateful for their donation of time for this.”

Maureen Ryan, on behalf of Craft Potters, New Zealand

“Sugarcube Studios created my artist website three years ago and I am still very fond of it. It is just what I have been looking for, a modern, elegant, user-friendly web in which my paintings stand out and are accessible to the viewer with just a click of the mouse.”

Natalia Rivero, artist, UK

“Thank you Ana and Danny for the wonderful work you did on my website, it is clear and stylish and the images look fantastic. I love the fact that, at the touch of a button I have a beautiful and very professional looking portfolio of my work that I can show anywhere I go.”

Liliana Montoya, ceramicist, UK

“SWEET DESIGN took my art and my requests and created a stunning portfolio website. They created a website that keeps the artwork looking fresh and vibrant and I love the ease of the site and the professional look. They are always happy to help with changes and are only an email away.

Claire Harmer, artist, UK

“Estoy encantado con mi página web gracias al excelente trabajo de Sugarcube Studios. La composición de la página, el tratamiento de las fotos, la música… En general todo ha sido diseñado con mucha profesionalidad. Mi próximo encargo con ellos va ha consistir en construir para mi web un sistema con el que poder interactuar más con las personas interesadas en mi trabajo.”

Carlos España, artist, Spain

“We were delighted with the work Ana did for us. She redesigned our website and seamlessly transformed it, from a difficult to maintain site into a very user friendly system in which each artist can update their own page. We also liked very much the new logo she designed for us and the new presentation of the site, which is clean, clear and visually appealing.

Additionally, we found the whole redesigning process much more smooth and easy that anticipated as Ana listens carefully and intelligently to what you say to her and can interpret her clients ideas sympathetically. Many thanks Ana!”

Loli Cardeñoso, on behalf of SAL (Spanish Artists in London)

“I am delighted with the website that Sugarcube Studios built for me! They were very supportive of my ideas and it was a pleasure working with them. I have received many compliments on my website, and it still looks good after a couple of years.”

Tessa Pearson, artist, Guildford, UK

“Sugarcube Studios helped Ochre Print studio from the very start with its clear message design and fast and efficient way of working. Promoting the studio was much easier with the branding that Ana and Danny helped to establish and I can’t imagine how much longer it would have all taken without their experience and artistic flair. Also with their expertise, they efficiently set everything up extremely well in the first place meaning that maintaining it all is effortless and trouble free – Thank you Sugarcube Studios.”

Julie Hoyle, Ochre Print Studio, Guildford, UK

“I am absolutely thrilled with my website which is easily managed and updated in-house – perfect for last minute changes and news updates as they happen.
Ana and Danny’s commitment to the redesign and build has been second to none, offering useful jargon-free advice and suggestions to make the website as user friendly as possible.
Being based in NZ has meant that any updates were made by breakfast time – perfect for a growing business that never has enough hours in the day! I would 100% recommend Sugarcube Studios for future graphic and web design projects.”

Catherine Hammerton, printed and embroidered textiles, UK

“Sugarcube Studios provided me with a very professional looking and state of the art website. Their mixture of creative flair and technical know how has been an invaluable help to me in promoting my photography business”

Mark Wilkinson, photographer, UK

“Sugarcube Studios created out branding and website from scratch. They provided a fantastic personal service and our business has gone from strength to strength since launching with Danny and Ana’s designs. I would (and have) happily recommend them to anyone wanting a first rate design service with a friendly personal touch.”

Chris Marcus, Marcus Hall Props, UK

“Some years ago we commissioned Sugarcube to create the logo and website for our restaurant in London, 1492 Latin Fusion. Being a Latin American restaurant we needed that the logo conveyed flavour, fun and joie de vivre. Sugarcube delivered 100% on brief creating a cheerful logo with appetite appeal. I would recommend Sugarcube as a creative and dynamic design house. ”

Alvaro Sanchez, Owner of 1492 restaurant, London

“As a new PR and marketing agency, we were clear that our brand identity, website and all other marketing collateral had to look great from day one. Sugarcube,and Ana, made it all happen. She is highly creative and resourceful, super-efficient and always on budget.

We found her advice invaluable – and she’s an excellent person to brainstorm with too. Finally, on a personal level, she’s loads of fun – and just lovely to work with! Take a look at our website to check out her work: www.theviewcommunications.com

Sue Skeats, Guildford, The View Communications