Ember Design: Redesigning Our Future Together

Closed Project page created in the Spark My Potential category by Reuben Munro

  • $10,655.00 pledged
  • $10,000.00 target
  • 80 generous backers

We believe that everyone has an idea! And that we are the key to communicating those dreams through visual, creative design and service.

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Technology Dream


We are the provider of interior design solutions, layouts and styling. Allowing clients to express their ideas and personality through customised design.

This is achieved by Calita’s extended research, colour expertise, and her comprehensive interactive survey. Along side Reuben’s CAD software knowledge, and experience from working at a custom kitchen design company.

Our clients receive plans, elevations, item lists and high quality renders. The information required to implement their design, and the ability to have the design costed and quoted.


We have been married for three years and are currently studying Visual Art & Design, at EIT, together.

Reuben enjoys problem solving, functional design and customer service. He has good attention-to-detail, and is able to critically evaluate an idea.

Calita’s passion lies in colour, nature and pushing the boundaries. She prides herself in being able to source information, and organise it accordingly.

She brings emotion into design, through colour and textile, and has great people skills and empathy for helping people to achieve their dreams.

As a couple and business, we want to reduce our impact on the environment. By utilising technology, proven process and preventing possible design mishaps, we believe we are providing a service that aims to be sustainable.


In June of this year our daughter Ember-Ruby was born premature. We were delighted to meet her, but sadly she was only with us for a short time. She died the day she was born.

Meeting little-Ember sparked our determination to carry on her memory.

The help and support we received during such a significant time has also made us rethink what is important.

We now focus our skills and education into helping others, and want to make this Ember Design’s mission.


We have the combined knowledge, motivation and drive to make this business a success. But, as second year Visual Art & Design students, we need your help with funding

Your support, in raising $10,000, will help us fund the necessities to set up an efficient design service.


Mac $2,800

Ipad $1,000


Vectorworks2014 (CAD) $5,350

Microsoft Office $430

Adobe Suite $420 p/a


Through regular updates you will be able to:

Experience how the business is progressing.

Be involved! Help with document development. (including interactive survey and layout possibilities)

Follow our final year of study and be part of our crowd.

Be our first clients when we are ready to go!

Your beautiful name will also be added to our website's dedications page, as a 'Founding Supporter'.

This journey will take you through the lives of a married couple, Reuben & Calita Munro, in the third year of a Visual Art & Design degree, who have big plans for the future, and started with a little Ember.

Page created by:

Reuben Munro

Hawkes Bay

We are Reuben and Calita, the founders of Ember Design. And the proud parents of our daughter, and inspiration for this project, Ember-Ruby.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Reuben Munro.

  • $10,655.00 pledged
  • $10,000.00 target
  • 80 generous backers
Backed by Spark
($3,500 was matched)

107% backed



This project page was created on 05 Nov 2014 and closed at 00:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 06 Dec 2014.

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