About

We’re designers who care about making information enjoyable and memorable.

You have complex, important information. Our designers will help you find the most effective way for people to engage with, understand, act on and remember this information.

Our team

Diane Burney

Founder and Strategic Leader

Diane loves meeting people to talk about how we can turn their ideas into something real. It’s also an excuse for her to show off the awesome new light shade in our meeting room.
+64 4 815 8167

Annette Ellis

Creative Director

If there was an eagle who was also a skilled designer it would be Annette. All our work gets passed under the eyes of our seasoned Creative Director and comes out looking amazing.
+64 4 815 8166

Judith Carnaby

Information Designer and Illustrator

Our resident illustrator, writer and educator, Judith not only has all the skills but enjoys teaching others how to develop their own. Back on home soil after a long stint working in Berlin, Judith is swapping out her German for Te Reo Māori. Haere mai to the newest member of our team!
+64 4 814 8164

Heather Brown

Client Liaison

Heather is a multi-skilled rarity. An organiser with a keen eye for design she can see how your project can work the moment you open your mouth. It’s really something.
+64 4 815 8201

Steph Glen

Studio Manager

Steph ensures that your project runs smoothly and everyone is kept on track. She’s the lighthouse of Gusto and her beaming smile is the first thing you see when you walk into our studio.
+64 4 815 8169

Rebecca Walthall

Information Designer and Illustrator

Have you ever had someone take an idea from your head and transform it into a work of art that had you clapping your hands with pure delight? Well, Rebecca can totally do that. She's our eyes in Aus, currently based in Melbourne.

Carlos Siemens

Developer

Carlos hails from South Africa but fell in love with NZ – so hopped continents to another country that equally appreciates a BBQ. He's the man for the job, developing specialised WordPress sites, from wireframes to websites that wow!

Our Partners

Write

Plain Language Consultancy

With their words and our design, your audience won't be able to put your resource down. Together we make your information more accessible and engaging than ever before.

Write helps clients make their written messages clear. Write’s people are experienced and insightful consultants — writers, editors, trainers and coaches — and experts on the techniques and real-world benefits of plain language.

Empire Films

Videography & Photography

From video series sharing human stories and data, to building impressive image libraries that add value to your resources for years to come, together we’ll craft a unique storytelling piece especially for you.

Empire films are Wellington based corporate videographers and photographers. Who capture the perfect shot, angle and interview with the right people in the right place.

Gecko Marketing

Marketing / Brand / Strategy

With a measurable strategy and an engaging communication piece, together we’ll help your business soar.

Whether it’s marketing advice, brand strategy, problem solving or ongoing marketing support, Gecko Marketing will meet your key objectives and create the change you want.