My name is Ranui Samuels and Im a Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, and Web and Communications developer. Im passionate about design and retail applications using design, brand strategy and account management. I design under R&D Design Lab, and I run a streetwear clothing label RISE.R&D stands for Ranui and Dee – my wife and I. We want what we do to be a representation of our family, personalities and character, and the business name reflects this. This is a family business and we are proud of that.I was born and raised in Papua New Guinea until I was 18. I then moved back to NZ where I worked in Print, Design and Fashion retail.

I moved to the UK for 6 years and continued to work as a Designer and Brand Manager. Ive been back in NZ since Dec 2009. My core skills are in graphic development for print and web, and in creative management for fashion.


  • Graphic Design
  • Tribal Culture
  • Philosophy
  • WabiSabi
  • Japan
  • Cooking
  • Streetwear
  • Fashion Branding
  • Consumerism
  • Spirituality
  • Anything Mac
  • My daughter Daisy, and son, Tai:)