Studio Arc

Luxurious bespoke illustrations and stationery made-to-order by New Zealand graphic designer Jeannie Burnside.


MEET Jeannie

How did your business begin?

In 2014, the final year of my Fine Arts degree (Graphic Design major) at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in New Zealand, I was awarded a scholarship as the top graduating student to travel to New York to complete the New York Typography Summer School in 2015. After returning from this incredible experience I wanted to sustain the drive and momentum from my last year of study.
My bridal bouquet illustrations came from my love of nature. I am a Landscaper’s daughter and my Grandmother was a florist, so ‘flora and fauna’ have been engrained into me as a source of inspiration.
The idea also came from attending magnificent luxury weddings of my beautiful friends. I am a total novice when it comes to weddings so when they told me how much they had spent on their wedding flowers my jaw dropped and a I had a ‘light bulb’ moment – although you have amazing photographs of your wedding the photographs of the flowers are typically left for the album – to me this was such a shame and not to mention a waste!
It seemed that the stars were aligning for this idea when I discovered that the first wedding anniversary is paper, making these illustrations a thoughtful token as well as a special gift.

What gets you up in the morning?

Fresh design, fresh flowers, blue skies and beautiful things.

When you're not working you are

Working! I’m a full-time graphic designer by day and illustrating for Studio Arc by night (and weekends).

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