Jeannie Burnside


As an Intermediate Designer at Dow Design, Jeannie says “I have the honour of designing for some of New Zealand's most recognised brands including Heller's, Fonterra, Lion Nathan, Marcel's, and VTNZ.

Her role includes working on new brand concepts, extending product lines and rolling out new designs. “I love the variety that my role offers, there is never a dull moment at Dow.”

When a student at Whitecliffe, Jeannie was the recipient of the annual Whitecliffe Wikiriwhi Scholarship which enabled her to attend the 2015 New York Typography Summer School. Jeannie says “it was an incredible experience that I will always be professionally and personally grateful for. Being able to learn and talk with internationally acclaimed designers and to work with students from the likes of Yale and Parsons was an eye-opener to the exceptional level of education that Whitecliffe provided me with.”

Jeannie excelled in Design and Technology at school, coming third in the world in her A-level Cambridge International Examinations and was discerning when it came to choosing where she would study at tertiary level saying “I wanted small class sizes, one on one contact with lecturers, a creative stimulating work environment that was clean and modern, friendly students and top success rates. This led me to Whitecliffe, the only place where I wanted to study in New Zealand. I have not once regretted that decision.”

Jeannie Burnside