Graduate Profiles

To read a little about some of our alumni please see below.

ABBEY CHAPMAN - Fashion Design

I started as a Design Assistant at Charles Parsons directly after leaving Whitecliffe which has lead to an exciting role of buying and design. My current Range Designer role is to collaboratively produce seasonal textile ranges which are sold to Fashion Designers in New Zealand, Australia, USA...

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AMBER WHITECLIFFE - Fashion Design

I am currently working full time as manager of the Trelise Cooper fabric store. I work sole charge 5-6 days a week, meaning I am in control of everything; rosters, dealing with customers both in store and phone orders, budgeting, pricing and ordering stock, cleaning, merchandising, window...

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ANGELA RUEGGER - Fine Arts

I am lucky enough to have worked at the Gallery before. I did volunteer work here prior to my conservation studies in Melbourne, and when I returned to Auckland, I worked as a conservation assistant for a few months. Since then I have returned for projects whenever possible. It has been good to...

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ANITA JACONSEN - Fine Arts

Im a visitor host at the museum and training to be a guide too at the moment. Yes, I absolutely love the museum, its a great environment to work in, and the staff are very nice too

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BLERTA RAKOVICA - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2006 (Graphic Design) Blerta established her own design studio, B Design.

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BRENDAN VAN DEN BOSCH - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2009 (Graphic Design) Graphic Designer at Sheppard Industries & Avanti Bikes.

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BROOKE FAIRGRAY - Fashion Design

I graduated Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (Fashion Design Major) end of 2009. Art is life, and I seriously missed that drive in which you live, eat and breath for a creative project. When the position at Saben came up; I threw myself at it, and it has been the best creative, business...

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EMILY RAFTERY - Photography

I was a student at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design for four years, which saw me complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2006, majoring in photography. I am now working in, and running my own professional freelance photography business. My main passion and focus is on weddings and...

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FRANCES WU - Graphic Design

Education Year 07_ Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Year 06_ Professional Diploma of Arts & Design Year 05_ Diploma of Arts & Design Year 03_ Foundation Certificate of Arts & Design WhiteCliffe College Of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand...

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FRANCIS POTTER - Fine Arts

Francis is a competent artist with a flare for dynamic composition making him a popular and successful exhibitor both here in New Zealand and England. He has travelled and lived in various overseas countries, maintaining and supporting is passion for the art of different cultures. Currently he is...

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FRASER BINGHAM - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2011 (Top Graduates in Graphic Design) Currently Fraser is working at Aplus Design. Aplus Design is a small, boutique design studio in Mt Eden, and he has been working as a designer for 3 months now full-time. He has been great time and worked on some really interesting jobs,...

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Fashion Design Graduate Profiles

GEOFF SUVALKO - Graphic Design

From Croatian descent Geoff was born in Whangarei before moving to Auckland to attend Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. When looking at tertiary education Geoff selected Whitecliffe as he knew he wanted to do something creative but didn't really know what that might be. Whitecliffe helped...

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GIRU NOH - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2008 (Graphic Design) Giru was born in South Korea, moved to New Zealand at 13. Giru had a very vague idea on what’s it like to be a graphic designer before he attended Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. During his study at Whitecliffe, Giru was influenced and gained...

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GRACE KIM - Graphic Design

Grace came to Whitecliffe in 2008 unsure of her future major, between Fine Arts and Graphic design. Now she is in her final year at Whitecliffe as a 4th year Graphic design major with love for typography and publications. Due to Whitecliffe’s various majors Grace is able to develop her...

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HARA KANG - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2010 (Top Graduates in Graphic Design) In-house Designer at Missha Cosmetic New Zealand

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HEIDI CHAN - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2006 (Graphic Design) Currently employed as a packaging and promotions designer for a Body and Bath company, based Hong Kong. She has enjoyed the challenge of designing for an international market and business trips to China, USA and UK.

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JUDI CHAN - Graphic Design

Now living in Edmonton, Canada, where she is the Creative Director and owner of a successful design studio, Vanguard Works. She won total of eleven ACE (Advertising Club) Award for her excellent design and illustration work since 2007. She also recently won an 'in book' D&AD Award....

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KAREN SUNG - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2005 (Graphic Design) Now living in Taiwan. She has completed her Mater of Design and graduated from the  University of New South Wales.

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KATHERINE SIMPSON - Fine Arts

Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Auckland's Whitecliffe College of Arts &Design in 1997. She has gone on to regularly exhibit her powerful compositions at dealer galleries since then attracting attention from noted art critics such as T.J. McNamara for her show Y-Y...

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MATT DOWMAN - Fine Arts

Matt explores the rapidly expanding world of graph art and its relationship with painterly traditions. His work is generated by a mining of the constantly evolving languages of graph art as it is observed in the street, on tee shirts, in magazines and on the net. Matt is represented by Vavasour...

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MAXINE WOOLDRIDGE - Fashion Design

After graduating from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design I created DMONIC INTENT, a fashion label which focuses on high-end, one-off, women's streetwear...with an edge. Because DMONIC INTENT is a collaboration of artists from different fields (my sisters and I), we were able to combine all...

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MILES LANGLEY - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2004 (Graphic Design) Miles worked for Designworks EIG in Auckland for a couple of years with Geoff, won a few Best Design Awards and now ling and working as a designer in london. Currently works as a Film Director for Campfire Creative and is also the Head of Insight and...

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MIRA MILISZEWKA - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2008 (Graphic Design) Currently works for a product development and marketing company in Auckland, as well as runs her own design business.

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REBECCA SNELLING - Fine Arts

Graduated in 2009 (Fine Arts) Rebecca Snelling has recently opened her own design store, Douglas + Bec, 9 St Mary’s Bay Road, Ponsonby. Rebecca’s father, Douglas works with her and makes many of their designs. She finds it very rewarding working with him as she feels the design...

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ROANNE JACOBSEN - Fashion Design

Designer of Saben accessories. Over the last seven years Saben has carved out a niche for itself as New Zealand's top accessories brand. The handbag label is stocked by almost 50 retailers throughout New Zealand, Australia, and now Europe.

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SAM TILYARD - Graphic Design

Graduated 2010 (Graphic Design) In-house Designer at Lion Nathan Ltd.

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TAMMY RUBIN - Fashion Design

I started a business called Destructive Design 2 years ago and have been building on that ever since. Destructive Design specialises in many forms of design - Street-wear, printed-wear, airbrushed-wear, airbrushed art and accessories. I have also recently introduced a sister company...

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TARA CUNNIFFE - Fashion Design

After graduating at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2008 I launched my label ‘Tara Cunniffe’ in May 2009. I presented my 2010 A/W Collection at Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2009 in the GHD New Generation Group show. At present I have one stockist in Christchurch that stocks...

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TENEILLE GROVES - Graphic Design

Graduated in 2005 (Graphic Design) Completed her study at Teachers Training College and is now teaching at Westlake Boys High School, Auckland.

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TRACEY BAIRD - Photography

Since I graduated from Whitecliffe in 2008, with my Bachelor majoring in Photography, I have participated in several exhibitions, with a new solo show coming up in July which I am really excited about! I came to Whitecliffe as a mature student, almost completely computer illiterate. I am so...

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URSULA UTTING - Fashion Design

After completing bursary in English, Art History, Photography, Painting, and Design Ursula was aware of her creative bend but did not a strong leaning towards one discipline. She planned to attend Wellington Polytechnic and study Graphic Design but a turn of events meant she left her home town of...

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