Voda Creative

hair and make-up artists, stylists, choreographers, photographers and event management

Over the last four years Voda Model Management has worked with some of Wellington’s most highly skilled professionals in the creative fields.  From hair and make-up artists to stylists, photographers and event managers, Voda Creative is the complete package.  Most of our team are Wellington based but they are available to work New Zealand-wide.  We can place a single make-up artist or a complete creative team.  We can cover any occasion or event, with the best possible service and guaranteed peace of mind.


The Creative Team

Runway Coach/Choregrapher
I absolutely love coaching runway! I love seeing confidence grow in others and see them letting their personalities come out and shine. I believe confidence is one of the best things to learn, and I've seen people from all ages benefit from being given a few skills and techniques in this area. Learning to walk and hold yourself with poise and grace is not just for those who want to pursue modelling, some of my favourite sessons have been one on ones with individuals who want to learn these types of skills to help improve other parts of their lives or just for fun!
Big Mark
I’m a photographer based in Wellington New Zealand. I specialise in conference and event photography, portraits and editorial images. I also do unique creative commissions and commercial work. My style of work is bold, vibrant and modern. I have a solid understanding of the technical aspects of photography, but also embrace my creative side. A lot of my work reflect my slightly quirky sense of humour.
Sophie Christensen
Makeup Artist
I have been a qualified freelance Makeup and Special Effects Artist for the past 3 years working throughout Wellington. I have worked freelance along side models, photographers and painted performers for live shows. I have won competitions from creating creatures to still photographs and throughout my time as a Makeup Artist I have loved every second of it! I am able to meet amazing and influential people all while getting to do what I love – making people look and feel their best. I have joined Voda Model Management's creative team as I can see myself thriving in a place where they put so much love into what they achieve. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges Voda will bring to me!
Andrew Cobeldick
I’ve currently been hairdressing for 5 years. I worked with Rodney Wayne and qualified back with them in 2014. I’ve won Rodney Wayne’s Central Region Technician of the Year 2013/14 and recently won the Central Region Stylist of the Year 2015/16. I’m also a part of the National Artistic Team. I have worked at NZFW alongside my creative director for Rodney Wayne and Richard Kavanagh. My goal is to expose myself on the National and International level as an Editorial Hair Stylist. I chose Voda Model Management as they’re a model agency with a lot of love for the work they create. They will offer me the opportunities to expose my skills to where I need to be and I look forward to the year ahead with them. SEPTEMBER 2016 UPDATE : Andrew is currently working at New York Fashion Week 2016, and we wish him all the best!
Devanga Wanigasinghe
Photographer/Casting Photographer
I have had a passion for being behind the lens since college and am currently in my third year studying photography and graphic design at Massey University. Producing photographs with magnetism and charisma are at the forefront of my photographic approach. I enjoy immersing myself in a range of creative disciplines as it enables me to produce unique and original work.
Zofia Zawada
Fashion Stylist
I have been a stylist for 4 years now and studied fashion design and NZFT. I have always been passionate about fashion and it's been such a great creative outlet for me. Studying fashion design has led me to appreciate and understand how garments are a "way to say who you are without having to speak"- Rachel Zoe
Rey Esguerra
I am photographer based in Wellington. I have completed a lot of assignments from corporate, editorial and have shoot various runway shows. Started to pick up my first camera in 2008 and never looked back. Still continuing to learn to up my skills and style. I consider photography as a collaboration between myself and different mix of people from clients, models, stylists, make-up artists and more. In every assignment I undertake, I put my whole heart into it. I prepare for every shoot, study and research different style to bring out the best.
Matty Judd
Head of Makeup
My name’s Matty, I am 20 years old and have been working as a makeup artist since moving to Wellington. I first started at Mecca Cosmetica which ignited my passion with makeup artistry representing 45 various brands. Since than I have managed counters and worked as a make-up artist for prestige counters such as Clinique and Bobbi Brown, meanwhile free-lancing fashion shows and runways. I love that makeup has the ability to express who you are, and make anyone their own type of beautiful.
Helen Brougham
Makeup Artist, SPFX & Hairstylist (Auckland)
I am a qualified makeup artist for over 6 years. I have a Diploma with Excellence in Production Design level 5. My career has allowed me to enjoy being Head Makeup Artist for short films, stage, music videos, editorials and fashion shows as well as creative makeup and SFX. My interest in the industry has extended further and I have qualified as a Trained Hair Stylist through Servilles Academy.
Emma Ferguson
Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
Emma is a talented makeup and hairstylist, working on many editorial shoots with Voda during her time with us. She is skilled at wedding makeup and her precision and technique regarding mastering unique looks is one of her many attributes.
Kristy Laing
Head of Makeup
Kristy has been with Voda from the onset, becoming our Head of Makeup when leading a team on the majority of our Voda projects, events and client bookings. From runway to wedding makeup, Kristy has been involved in all areas. Her flawless makeup skills and wonderful, kind attitude have earned her recognition and respect within the industry. Kristy is experienced in every aspect of makeup artistry, with a prominent background including diplomas in Beauty and Makeup.
Wendy Yang
Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
Wendy is a skilled artist, working alongside many highly regarded photographers. Her attention to detail and work stand out and she is adaptable to all areas of work.
Zorro Potion
Fashion Stylist
Zorro is the founder of Ghost Train NZ, a remarkable and outstanding line of designer clothing that will be seen no where else In the world. A remarkably talented lady, with an exceptional eye for fashion and styling. Her creative flair and immense passion for what she does, makes her one of the most innovative stylists and designers in NZ. Her work has featured at London Fashion Week and her garments have been worn and adored by NZ celebrities. Her ability to re-invent recycled items and garments shows the enormous creativity Zorro possess along with her dedication to keeping her garments ethical.
Laetitia Thompson
Fahsion Stylist
Laetitia is a skilled stylist, currently tutoring at one of NZs best fashion institutes. She is one of Voda's original stylists and has showcased her work many times over, with ease and creative foresight that makes you know it is her work! She is the designer behind Cheye Designs, her fashion brand.
Suzannah Rance
Suzannah is a nationally qualified hairdresser and experienced hairstylist, working professionally in all areas and offering our clients exceptional service and expertise.
Christy - Wairarapa
Christy is a nationally qualified hairdresser and experienced hairstylist, working professionally in all areas and offering our clients exceptional service and expertise.
Harvi Manku
Makeup Artist/Hairstylist/Photographer
I am a self taught makeup artist with a passion for everything to do with makeup and styling. Makeup for me is art and that in itself is limitless and varied. I love experimenting with different techniques and learning new things which I feel is essential in whichever field you are. I am passionate about photography and enjoy producing unique and creative images.
Dane Dagger
Fashion Stylist
Dane is a wonderfully talented stylist, and also founder of his own brand, Dane Dagger Clothing. Having showcased his garments throughout NZ, including the Pacific Fusion Runway Show in August 2016. Dane has an elegant, eclectic and wonderful way of pulling together amazing pieces to create one-off looks. His style speaks for itself and is appreciated far and wide.