Annual Report

Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRCNZ)

Creating a world of information for an annual report.


  • Infographic design
  • Information design
Spread from the report showing HRC contract types

We decided to depict HRC’s infographics as actual physical systems which enabled the reader to instantly recognise how elements connected, flowed and benefited communities. We built an illustrated world from the colours, fonts and style of the HRC brand, injected with a story and visual interest that would engage the reader at both high and detailed levels.

Icon set developed for the reportSpread from the report showing key decision drivers

The outcome of the project was the creation of a unique and fresh suite of infographics and publications that established a new style, connected with the audience, and helped expand HRC’s brand personality. As well as making the annual report more engaging, the infographics can be reused in various formats to help HRC continue to tell their story of supporting the health of New Zealanders.

HRC vision and mission and infographic about their people

Feedback from Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRCNZ):

‘Working with Gusto has opened my eyes to the value of engaging a graphic artist to bring complex ideas to life. Gusto 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.’


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