Testimonials

 

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Gusto to bring our vision to life. We had very clear ideas about what we wanted and Gusto were patient working with us to deliver an outcome we’re really proud of. It’s not always easy working with clients that are very prescriptive and particular about what they want, but the team at Gusto were excellent about it and communicated with us effectively the whole way through the process. We can’t recommend them highly enough.

Ministry of Education

Sofia Craig

The Gusto team delivered a fantastic website and promotional material for our Access and Choice mental wellbeing programme. They produced beautiful work which was calming and engaging for whānau who were seeking wellbeing support. The Gusto team were great to work with. Ngā mihi nui.

Te Whatu Ora

The Access and Choice Team

I’m happy to share that our campaign WON the Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) award for excellence in emergency communication (Readiness and Resilience category). We don’t do this mahi for awards but it’s great to see that campaigns like this are recognised for how we can engage our communities is new, different ways that resonate with them.

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office

The WREMO team

Kia ora rawa atu Gusto Team! The Social Sector Commissioning Action Plan and associated products needed a special design touch, something a little more out of the box and something that would resonate with a large and varied audience. Everyone we worked with was professional and knowledgeable and delivered collateral that exceeded expectations. We now not only have a stunning foundational document in the action plan and summary, but we also have a beautiful logo and a strong brand persona that is true to who we are and what we are trying to achieve.

Ministry of Social Development

The Social Sector Commissioning Hub

I also want to pass on that at our steering group meeting today – made up of senior council officers overseeing the project – they asked me to pass on their sincere thanks for your really great work. They particularly commented on the quality of your work, how you consistently met (and usually beat!) deadlines, and your responsiveness. We’re really happy with the way you’ve understood and anticipated our needs, and produced a couple of really outstanding documents. So thank you, and please pass on to the team!

Hutt City Council

Amy Dowdle, Senior Communications Advisor

Gusto took our concepts and developed them into reality. The team managed to come to grips with our content quickly, even adding suggestions to make things better. We are stoked with the end result as not only does the document look amazing, the team delivered us a range of digital collateral to help our engagements. This small team delivers big, an amazing feat as they managed to do this while all of them were being hit with COVID. Demonstrating resilience and big heart.

Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

We wanted something different for our annual report. We wanted to showcase what we do, how we make a difference and how we help people resolve disputes in a way that is visual, engaging and impactful. Gusto became an extension of our team and helped us get the mahi done. We look forward to working with them on future projects.

Utilities Disputes

Diana Wolken

Ngā mihi nui to the team at Gusto for your mahi on our new website. You came up with a bright, vibrant design that matches the creativity of the Writers Walk and respects the mana of the writers who are featured on it, but also reflects the lively and engaging nature of the waterfront itself. We appreciated your friendly, professional approach, prompt responses and flexibility in dealing with our requests. We were thrilled that our very first review came on twitter from one of the featured writers: “It looks like the Wellington Writers Walk has launched its fine new website!”

Wellington Writers Walk

The team at Gusto did an amazing job of helping us develop a style and supporting collateral (including a 1 minute animated video) for our Digital Strategy at the Department of Conservation. Along with being unfailingly professional and patient to our various alterations, they were also intimately involved in consultation and collaboration with the department’s Cultural Advisory group (Kahui Kaupapa Atawhai) to ensure Te Ao Māori was woven through the fabric of our strategy. Given the chance I would not hesitate to work with Gusto again.

Department of Conservation

Digital Strategy Lead

Ngā mihi nui to the team at Gusto for helping us develop media for our Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 campaign. You were extremely flexible and open to the fast paced changes, requests and ideas, and produced beautiful work that seamlessly built on the Action Plan campaign look and feel. Ka rawe e te Gusto tīma!

Ministry of Health

The Smokefree 2025 Team

We have teamed up with Gusto on several projects – it’s always a pleasure and they deliver exceptional results. They are able to analyse data and information and turn it into engaging, eye-catching content which helps tell a story and convey key messages. The team is professional and make the creative and editing processes so easy. They are great to deal with and definitely give our publications the X-factor.

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)

Liz Brown

Thank you for the amazing work you did on our Kia Manawanui video – I’ve had so many people remark how great it is. And the fact that you created such a brilliant product so quickly really shows the calibre of your whole team.

Ministry of Health

Kirsty Jones

It was our first time using Gusto and we are very pleased with the outcome. The challenge we set Gusto was complex and they were up to the challenge. They listened to our requirements, were flexible with their delivery, and presented us with clean modern designs. We look forward to working with Gusto in the future.

Ministry for Primary Industries

Will Huthnance

Throughout the process, the team at Gusto were excellent to work with, and they have done a great job. The design team members used their initiative and offered creative solutions, which has resulted in the production of six 30-sec animations for broadcast on digital platforms.

Northland District Health Board

Liz Inch

We were searching for a company to create engaging infographics to tell a story out of some dry statistical survey data. Gusto did just that. From the concept stage to the final result the Gusto team was professional, responsive and easy to deal with. Most importantly we felt they really put the effort in to understand our organisation, what we needed and what we were trying to say. We were very happy with the results and will definitely be knocking on their door again.

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)

Lydia Schumacher

Gusto has been awesome! I’ve always been a do-it-yourself kind of person, so when my business partner suggested my own logo design wasn’t up to scratch and needed professional help I was sceptical. It didn’t take long to realise he was right! From concept to design, the team at Gusto understood how we were wanting to portray ourselves and hit the nail on the head with our new brand. We now have an identity unlike any other in our industry! Thanks Gusto!

Solarworx

Alex Ruth

The Gusto team cleverly brought our concept to life and were able to provide us with the interactive feel that we were after to make this video a memorable and engaging learning experience for tamariki. The clip is packed with learning points for Educators and students to discuss and work through, and will be a valuable teaching resource in the mobile classroom. The creative process was smooth and timely, and the team were lovely to work with.

Life Education Trust

Hayley Sims

Gusto did an amazing job of understanding and interpreting our requirements, no matter how ambiguous our requests were! They delivered a polished product in a very short time frame, enabling us to put our best foot forward to the market.

Easy Crypto

Janine Grainger

It was exciting to bring this project to life with Gusto. This is the third time we have had the pleasure of working with Gusto, and each time we partner with the team we are thrilled with the result. We were looking to communicate complex topics and themes, and the animation has the perfect balance of nuance and clarity. We highly recommend Gusto!

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Harriet Wild

What a pleasure to work with an agency who is professional, really good at what they do and who delivers absolutely to the brief – all done remotely and with no previous dealings with the Gusto team. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them, they clearly listened to what we wanted and came back with a solution, that was both creative and to the highest standard. Everything was easy, I’m more than delighted with the output and I hope to have an opportunity to work with Gusto again in the future.

QMS Media

Karen Jones

This is the second time across two different companies I have chosen to use Gusto to help us bring a complicated topic to life. The team at Gusto listen, take on the brand and are able to simplify highly technical information into a digestible format. I would definitely choose Gusto again.

Contact Energy

Leah Chamberlin-Gunn

Gusto have been amazing to work with. They were quick to understand our needs and the Gallagher Co-Pilot value proposition and created a style that suited perfectly. Their work is high in quality and they’re fast to produce it. It’s been great to see our personality come to life and we’re looking forward to having Gusto create further content for us in the future.

Gallagher Co-Pilot

Theresa Kendrick

Gusto made the process of designing a new brand identity for my hair salon exciting and effortless. It didn’t take much for them to understand who I am and create a brand that reflects my personality. They demonstrated a high level of professionalism and amazing ability to incorporate my personality into the brand. Gusto personalised the business to better reflect me and I’m not the only one who is impressed, my clients are energised by the new look.

Sadie Hair Salon

Sadie Chin

Great team to work with – they engaged with the brand at a high level, took on board feedback intuitively and produced an all-round quality set of animations we’re proud to use.

Booster

Bianca Patchett

Your design team simply ‘got it’ right away and distilled our ideas into a beautiful and effective piece of storytelling. We love what you have created for us and it’s been a seamless experience to work with you.

Office of the Children's Commissioner

Rachael Bowie

Thanks Gusto for bringing our vision to life in such a creative and inspiring way. You captured the essence of our strategy with your unique storytelling approach. It was a great process from the initial conversations through to the storyboard phase and finally the animation process.

Central Region Technical Advisory Services

Charlotte Brown

Thanks for doing such an amazing job with a topic many find tough. You treated the subject with dignity and respect and created a piece that many people from all walks of life are relating too. Great working with you!

Hospice New Zealand

Emily Watt

Gusto have excellent designers, great communication they set time frames and keep us up to date. We are enjoying our new refresh of our magazine Communication Matters.

New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association

Annette Rotherham

The Penrose Data team thoroughly enjoyed working with Gusto, and we were very impressed with the whole process from briefing to final deliverables. The Gusto team worked hard to ensure we got a brand identity that we are proud of, and it has helped us to go to the market with confidence and a strong sense of who we are.

Penrose Data

Sarah Walmsley

Working with Gusto has opened my eyes to the value of engaging a graphic artist to bring complex ideas to life. They took our boring schematics and created fresh, modern images that conveyed our messages in a fun and really original way. Combining these with a fresh and modern layout delivered a document that is so much more impactful than we could have managed alone. The Gusto team are incredibly professional and flexible, working to time frames that we thought would be impossible. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Patricia Anderson

We engaged Gusto design to assist us in the process of rebranding our logo. The job was not easy but the team at Gusto design were excellent and extremely professional, providing practical and culturally appropriate advice. As an iwi entity, our logo is a critical part of our identity, as it captures and reflects who we are and where we are going. Gusto Design presented proofs that were thoughtful, creative and reflected our cultural aspirations. I would highly recommend Gusto Design to any organisation.

Hineuru Iwi Trust

Tai Ahu

Gusto have gone above and beyond for us delivering quality animations when we needed them. They have shaped our ideas into engaging and powerful videos. All our customers love the animations and they really help to convey our message.

Minded

Aidan Kyrke-Smith

Their expertise, speed and accuracy meant we have got this through so quickly. Communication was excellent. We were kept well informed of progress throughout the project. It has been very much appreciated.

Ministry of Education

Cyril Mako

Gusto produced a short video for our organisation. Aside from the technical skills of everyone involved, what impressed me most was how professional and patient they were with our endless requests. Also the clever ideas they came up with. Everybody there is a pleasure to work with. They make a semi-scary process easy!

Ministry of Education

Gail Wilson

Gusto have provided design services for two projects over the last year. Both pieces of work were delivered on time and on budget to the highest standard. Communications and servicing delivery has been excellent on both occasions.

Foodstuffs

Mike Sammons

We had a challenging task for Gusto – to create generic illustrations that reflect who we are and what we do. This project had a tight timeframe and required us to work closely with the designer, but we found her to be very responsive to our feedback and quick to make the required changes. We are delighted with the final result, which adds vibrancy and visual interest to our comms collateral.

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Tania Guenter

Gusto have done a fantastic job developing our company’s brand identity and creating beautiful designs for our logo, letterhead and business cards. It has been a great experience working with them in every respect, whether in terms of communication, responsiveness or quality of service.

Koru Education

Patrick Coustance

Gusto are a really professional company to deal with, and who provided quality advice and excellent service within a tight timeframe. I recommend them.

Education New Zealand

Andrew McPhee

Gusto provided an excellent service to our firm in developing our website. The team were very friendly and knowledgeable and I am delighted to recommend them.

Brandons Lawyers

Frank Gradwell

Have had a great experience working with the Gusto team. They are warm, welcoming and make each project feel individualised and effective for my needs. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for any creative project in the future as they aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and make it happen.

Mountain Safety Council

Ros Wells

Excellent company and we have been very happy working with them on multiple projects. They are our first point of call when seeking amazing designs.

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office

Dan Neely

Gusto is innovative and original and about making things happen in a time and space that works for us. Gusto has created visuals that make the complex simple for the end user – the public; and often within challenging time frames. I have found them a pleasure to work with.

Central Region Technical Advisory Services

Diana Wolken

Gusto are very customer focused and take on board feedback very quickly without fuss. They are quick with their design estimates and open to adjustments on all fronts. Good communicators.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Karen Coltman

Gusto was a very valuable partner in the redevelopment of our website. They offered a high level of expertise and experience, attention to detail, creative solutions and very professional staff.

Dental Council

Suzanne Bornman

The team at Gusto always produce high quality work, even under very pressured deadlines. Gusto Design charges are very reasonable given the value they provide and they get it right, saving you time and money in the long run. I’ve consistently used Gusto over the past ten years, because I know I can depend on them to make the deadline, even when it’s incredibly tight. The team at Gusto always provide a great service – they go the extra mile to ensure you’re happy.

Fire and Emergency

Alison Eckford

Gusto developed a series of templates for us. It was an iterative process, with a lot of communication between Gusto and ourselves. They were incredibly responsive, with changes being turnaround almost instantly. The result is an extremely professional stable of templates that we’re extremely proud of. Thanks Gusto!

Social Investment Unit

Claire Lord