Earl Hingston was born in New Zealand. He has had a career in advertising and corporate visual communication as a designer and illustrator. In the 1960s Earl came to Sydney to gain further experience. A challenge to open Wellington’s first graphic design consultancy saw a return to New Zealand. The largest of all commissions Earl received was to design the symbol and related corporate elements for the New Zealand Post Office, one of the country’s largest corporate identity programs. His work appeared in national design magazines. He was elected Fellow of the prestigious Chartered Society of Designers, London. In Sydney he was a creative director and director of an advertising agency. Earl is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists.
The CCWS thanks retired committee member Mary Ellison. Mary joined the Society in 2012. She was elected Equipment Officer in 2013 and Librarian in 2015. Mary has retired from the Committee but we will continue to enjoy her company at our meetings.