Kaihautū | Ariki Creative
(Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kauwhata)
Hori has been a multi disciplined digital creative since the 1990s, honing his skills on the control pads of Nintendo he adapted his sights to the Adobe Creative platforms with a foundation in traditional Māori philosophy. Hori is the Kaihautū and Creative Lead at Ariki Creative, he leads the teams approach on projects and oversees how the teams produce contemporary indigenous content.
He has built a pathway for young Māori into the digital industry and has showcased mana whenua on screen and into the landscape of modern Aotearoa. Hori continues the legacy of his mother in what he considers a whānau focused business, being authentic and honest to what makes Ariki Creative unique, he is a true Urban Māori Futurist.