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Joe Te Wharau


3D modeler, Designer, Product designer, Artist, Maker
Artist, Designer, Explorer - Exploring the digital, physical, and spatial realms through art, design, and adventure.


About Me

Joe Te Wharau is a developing artist and designer from New Zealand. Growing up in the H?uraki region, Joe finds inspiration in nature, friendship, and in his Ng?ti Maru and Celtic tribal roots. By blending tradition with technology, Joe creates unique treasures speaking of the cross over between the old and new. His work balances bespoke craftsmanship with complex technological understanding and the precision of an engineer. By blending tradition with technology, Joe creates unique treasures. His art balances bespoke craftsmanship with complex technological understanding and the precision of an engineer. When not working on personal treasures such as Taonga Taniwha, he has crafted numerous commissions including public murals, tattoo designs and jewellery. In the past, Joe has won first place at the Ellerslie Garden Show and prizes from international 3d modelling and product design competitions. His travels have taken him from all corners of New Zealand to the big cities of China, the remote jungle islands of Fiji and the wilderness of the Australian Outback. He currently resides in the sunny Bay of Plenty, where he is able to fulfil both his love of adventure and obsession with creating works to bring his dreams to reality.

Services Offered

  • Architecture
  • Artistic Design
  • Product Design

Type of Products I Make

  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories
  • Tech
  • Other





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