The name Oh Gosh comes from the joyous exclamation, and is perfectly suited to what we produce. Oh Gosh are a creative studio based on the finer details that complete the big picture, this is what we are known for.
Led by self confessed ‘design nerd’ Jessica Whiting, who is originally from Auckland, Oh Gosh is now based in Mangawhai, just over an hour north of Auckland. We have the best of both worlds; working in the relaxed atmosphere of a beachside town, with easy access to the hustle and bustle of Auckland.
Jessica has always been a creative, independent and strategic thinker with a love for combining her natural business acumen and creative talents with a discerning eye for detail, which lends itself to her work. She studied Art & Design at Hereford College of Arts (UK) and Media Design School (NZ), specialising in graphic design for digital, print and publishing.
Before launching Oh Gosh in mid-2015, Jessica had been working as a freelance designer (since 2009) alongside an established career in marketing, specialising in digital, social media and strategy, working with some of New Zealand’s most recognised, household brands.
This comprehensive background has allowed her to gain great insight and develop her current best practices.
A tastemaker in her field, Jessica is a known style blogger for FoxesBlog.com with a strong online following and was dubbed one of New Zealands ‘Top Pinteresters to Follow‘ in 2014 and one of ‘New Zealand’s top Instagrammers to Follow‘ for Home Inspiration in 2015. Jessica was also the founder/organiser behind the Auckland Fair designers market (2010-2017). She has curated and organised many of Auckland’s most recognisable markets including First Thursdays, Silo Park, Laneway Festival (2009) and the We Can Create designers markets.
Over her professional career, she has done a number of guest speaking, including The Biz series through Yellow Pages, and the NZ Gift Fair; presenting on her social media experience followed by a comprehensive Q&A session.
In late 2017, Jessica launched Gather Magazine®, published and created by Oh Gosh. The natural next step in her career, stemming from over 12 years of blogging and design experience.
This level of extensive experience allows Jessica to bring these skills to your project, combining layers of marketing, design, creative thinking and organisational skills to rival the best. Jessica is someone you can trust to work with across all graphic design, web design photography and creative concept projects that will leave you saying “Oh, Gosh!” and wanting to work with us again.