Beard and Braid is artists Toby Morris and Sonya Nagels. They have lived in Wellington, Melbourne and Amsterdam, and are now settled in Auckland, New Zealand with their two sons Max and Iggy.

Sonya is half dutch and half kiwi, and also half photographer and half jeweller. She has had a varied career covering both commercial and art photography, and while living in Amsterdam completed a jewellery apprenticeship. These days she keeps a photo diary blog documenting her life and creative projects at You can view her photography at

Toby is an illustrator, designer and comic artist. He is the creator of the comic series The Pencilsword at and illustrates the weekly series That is the Question for Radio New Zealand. He has written and illustrated two books and created approximately forty zillion concert posters. He keeps a tumblr of his creative projects at and you can see his illustration work at