Rabid is now Ackama

In September 2018, on the company’s 8th birthday, Rabid became Ackama - this was to reflect that fact that we work on large digital ecosystems, and given that nature is the largest ecosystem in the world we wanted a name that came from nature. Ackama, or Makamaka, is a small bushy tree with white flowers and red seeds. It’s found on the coast from Whangarei north.

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More about Pepper Curry

Pepper is a graphic designer with a lifelong focus on illustration and beautiful interactions. She comes from a background in cartooning, paper sculpture, installation art, and print design, but has made the transition to full-time digital design over the past 4 years. Her ultimate goal in designing for web is creating minimal flows that the user loves to engage with.

She's passionate about empowering women to succeed in technology, and also helped found Wellington Wunderbikes, the free bike-share programme. Pepper is an avid mountain biker, knitter, and doodler who enjoys collecting vinyl and the not-so-occasional craft beer.

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Agile, Meet Design

A Meeting of the Worlds

When I came aboard as the designer at Rabid, I was thrown straight into an Agile development workflow without much warning. I was a bit overwhelmed, as one generally is at a new job, but it was exacerbated by the fact that: I didn’t know Agile. At all. Agile and design != instant success. As a designer I was massively outnumbered by developers. Eek! Not to worry, I’ve gotten to a good place with all...

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