icandy: Making a business out of creativity – Idealog

In 2000, Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs started a business by door-knocking retailers armed with her homemade range of 40 cards. Nearly 16 years on, her business – icandy – is almost unrecognisable. Since establishing her brand, Hamilton-Gibbs has expanded her product range to include more paper-based items. She...

i candy in Canvas

Who Said Kiwis Can’t Fly?, written and illustrated by Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs, is a 100 percent New Zealand-made book for children that chronicles the challenges and adventures of Herb, a kiwi bird. It’s written to inspire and motivate, or at least plant the seed of self-belief,...

Lisa Hamilton Gibbs – Ponsonby News

What were you going to be when you grew up? A doctor like my dad. How did you come to be a designer/writer? Through incredible frustration in the corporate world and not being able to find a career that suited me. If you weren’t a designer you’d...

Me and My Car: Author Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs

By Donna McIntyre for the NZ Herald LISA HAMILTON-GIBBS, AUTHOR OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WHO SAID KIWIS CAN’T FLY? AND ICANDY.CO.NZ FOUNDER What do you like about your 2014 VW Touareg? It has a diesel engine, which is very cost-efficient. White is also one of the safest-coloured vehicles on...

Who said Kiwis Can’t Fly – Coast radio

Listen to the Coast radio interview with author Lisa Hamilton Gibbs as she talks to Brian Kelly about her new children's book Who Said Kiwis Can't Fly - or take a look at the book now! ...

Book encourages youngsters to follow their dreams – Scoop

As self-belief books go, this one carries special messages not only for young readers. It’s also a metaphor for the author’s struggle to be true to herself, to find a channel for her creativity and in turn connect with and empower others. ‘Who said Kiwis can’t...

A world where messages come from the art – NZ Herald

By Zoe Walker for the NZ Herald Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs has found a way to convey feelings through her creations. Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs founded her quirky local gift and stationery brand i candy, which features sweet illustrations and sayings on cards, decor block art, jewellery, wrapping paper and more,...