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The Brand

Rusty Deer is not in the business of simply pushing products off a shelf. We’re about creating stories, weaving emotions, and crafting memories.

We collaborate with you to bring to life a gift that resonates – a present that speaks volumes. Each glance at our artistry will echo with fond recollections and rekindle connections. We promise you more than a purchase; we promise an experience.

And it doesn’t just end there. Our creations are designed to withstand the test of time, to live and breathe across generations. A century from now, we guarantee our art will not be part of a landfill but will be cherished heirlooms passed down through time.

In the world of Rusty Deer, there are no gray areas. Questions are invitations to conversations, and we encourage them. Curiosity fuels us and communication defines us. So go ahead, ask us anything!

Know the business

Searching high and low for that perfect gift or that extra special something for your love one? Your quest ends at Rusty Deer Creations! Our one-of-a-kind, personalized steel art isn’t just eye-catching, it’s created to weather time itself. We stand by our products with a lifetime guarentee! and well help any time of the day 24/7

What began as a humble side project, stirred by passion, has evolved into a well-loved brand across New Zealand. And it all started with a rusty deer – hence the name, Rusty Deer Creations!

We might be small in size, but our ambitions reach for the stars. Tim’s aspiration? To propel his unique designs onto the international stage, and we’ve little doubt he’s bound to make a splash. 

Our ethos extends beyond aesthetics; we aim to impact the world positively. With sustainability at the core of our operations, we not only strive to beautify spaces but to also contribute to a healthier planet. Our commitment to honesty, integrity, and superlative customer service further underscores everything we do.

We believe in the power of personal growth, we offer all staff 5 hours of paid time each week to invest in self-development. Whether it’s advancing their education, pursuing fitness goals or practicing mindfulness. 

So join us on this exciting journey where creativity meets steel, and become a part of the Rusty Deer Creations’ family.

  • Tim Groves

    Tim, the creative force behind Rusty Deer Creations in New Zealand, has turned his metalworking hobby into a recognized brand. Balancing farming with art, he integrates sustainability into his visually appealing pieces, reflecting his commitment to environmental stewardship. Humble despite his success, Tim dreams of sharing his rustic, sustainable designs globally to make a positive impact. In his free time, stays active, and plans his next projects, embodying the essence of his brand and values.

  • Sam Talbot

    Meet Sam Talbot, the dynamic new force at Rusty Deer Creations, who joined the team in late 2023. With a rich background in marketing, Sam brings a fresh perspective and a treasure trove of big ideas to the table. His expertise in branding and his knack for storytelling are set to propel the beloved New Zealand brand into new markets and greater recognition. Sam's vision for the brand combines innovative marketing strategies with Rusty Deer's commitment to sustainability and artistry. His approach not only enhances the brand’s profile but also deepens its impact, promising to engage and inspire communities worldwide. Off the clock, Sam is an avid networker and a strategic thinker, always on the lookout for the next big idea to take Rusty Deer Creations to the next level.

  • Nicolette Burdios

    Meet Nicolette Burdios, the creative dynamo who joined Rusty Deer Creations in early 2023. With a knack for generating innovative ideas and a background rich in design principles, Nicolette has quickly become an integral part of the team. His ability to envision new concepts and strategies has brought fresh energy to the brand, celebrated across New Zealand for its artistic metalwork and commitment to sustainability. Nicolette's contributions are key in driving the creative direction at Rusty Deer, ensuring every project reflects both aesthetic appeal and thoughtful design. Outside of work, he is a voracious learner, constantly absorbing new trends and technologies to keep the brand at the cutting edge. Nicolette’s role at Rusty Deer Creations is pivotal, helping to push the boundaries of what’s possible and keeping the brand vibrantly progressive.

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