Loncey Craig was born in Hastings but was raised in Samoa from an early age. He moved back to New Zealand in 2005. Loncey hails from the village of Pesega in Upolu. He studied at AUT and did a diploma in Graphics Communications before eventually moving to the Media Design School to do diploma in digital media.
What led you to working at Healthy Families South Auckland?
When he started at Alliance Community Initiatives Trust, now The Cause Collective, he didn’t know much about social change. Now, he leads all the design work for the organisation and uses his skills to help breakdown the work Healthy Families South Auckland is doing to promote the work around equity for everyone.
Who inspires you and why?
“I’m inspired by my wider team, the creativity and their contribution to the mahi we do here, we’re like one big family”.
What is your current role?
Lead Information Designer.
“My job entails taking and making sense of the work we do as an organisation and presenting it in the best way possible to get our message across to our communities.”
What projects are you currently working on and what impact do they have on the community?
“There is a long list of work waiting to be completed and it gets longer everyday.”
What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
“I grew up on a farm in Samoa raising cattle. Every holiday, my dad would take us to the farm which was both a blessing a curse. I learnt how to work hard and got to work outside but sometimes I wish we did other things.”