Published bi-monthly, Urbis is New Zealand’s iconic consumer design magazine. Urbis features stylish interiors and objects, fascinating places, interesting people, technology updates and car reviews in large format.
Through its sophisticated design, Urbis appeals to design-savvy consumers and style-makers, as well as design and architecture professionals.
Kirsten Matthew is the editor of Urbis. Kirsten is a New Zealand journalist who has spent the past decade living in New York City. In the past few years Kirsten has worked as an editor at New York Post, Page Six Magazine, InStyle.com, and Country Living. She is also the author of two books, including a book on the home and domesticity to be published by Penguin in 2013.
With over 15 years experience in editorial design, Urbis art director, Matthew Moss, has worked across a wide range of titles in New Zealand, Australia and London. This has included the transformation and reinvigoration of many high-profile newsstand magazines to newspaper supplement projects.
Joel Bremner is the Advertising Manager for Urbis and is responsible for advertising sales in Urbis and urbismagazine.com. A qualified chef and a keen drummer, Joel enjoys music, design, art, fashion, good wine and cuban cigars. Joel has an unrivalled enthusiasm for the magazine which feeds into the strong relationships Urbis cultivates with its advertisers and sponsorship partners.
Urbis draws on the experience of a range of contributing editors and contributors to provide expertise in niche subjects like motoring, technology, the arts, and fashion.
Andrew Kerr is a long-time contributor to Urbis, and he lends his knowledge of the motoring industry to review the latest and greatest cars on the market.
Dean Cornish works in film and television but his interest in gadgets and technology have led to an ongoing relationship with Urbis, delivering the energetic and funny “Technophile” column.
Tim Walker, whose previous roles include Director of the Dowse in Hutt City, curator at Te Papa and Waikato Art Gallery, and an executive team member at the Auckland Museum, provides a unique take on the visual arts.