Zoe graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Prior to this, she had spent many years working in the graphic design industry focusing on print media and publication design.
With partner, Ron Mackie, Zoe set up the successful recording studio 'Loudmouth Productions' in 2003. 'Loudmouth' is currently the recipient of three consecutive and successful New Zealand on Air funding applications, enabling the ongoing creation of a weekly children's radio show called 'That's The Story'. 'That's The Story' goes to air every Sunday morning from 7-8am on the Classic Hits network nationwide. The programme also hosts an interactive website at: www.thatsthestory.co.nz
'Loudmouth' also creates jingles, provides voice work, and is the team behind many a successful advertisement. Zoe now divides her time between the worlds of fine art, graphic design and children's story writing. She currently works as a part-time tutor at Natcoll (design technology) in Auckland, where she teaches graphic design and creative practices. When not there, she can be found at her Queen Street studio further developing her recent body of artwork based on obsession, repetition and pattern, or at the 'Loudmouth' studios. Zoe's mixed media entry "Two Women Reminisce Over A Cup Of Tea While Listening To The Radio" was selected as a finalist and for exhibition in the 2004 Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards. In 2003 she received the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Scholarship and, together with Vicki Catlow and Akky van Der Velde, exhibited the group show 'Peel' both in Hamilton and on Waiheke Island. Zoe also holds a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (MIT, 2005) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (University of Auckland, 1991).