Who’s Winning? Graphic Design Competitions

Written by Cameron Ralston Supported by Creative New Zealand Cameron Ralston is a contributor to Aotearoa Design Thinking 2017, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the first in a four part series which looks internally at this concept of ‘Design Thinking’ and what…

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Creative Mornings Auckland: Lana Lopesi, June 30th

The ability to overcome adversity and withstand waves of turbulent times is part of the human spirit. In our hardwiring, it is the oldest of threads that also fuels our creativity. No one knows this more than our speaker for this month, visual artist and writer Lana Lopesi. Lana is currently the Visual Arts Editor…

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Spark Festival provides a platform for exchange this August

Wintec’s city campus in Hamilton will once again be lit with creativity in August as the 19th annual Spark Festival opens, bringing a collection of thought leaders and creatives in the music, media, arts and design industries to students and public alike. Organised by Wintec’s School of Media Arts, the festival unites industry leaders from…

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5 Minutes with… Rebecca ter Borg, illustrator

After seeing her work around locally, and being totally inspired by it, we recently grabbed a quick five minutes with Auckland-based illustrator Rebecca ter Borg. Hi Rebecca, can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and how you first got into illustrating? I have been drawing, slightly obsessively, since I was a…

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100 Days Project 2017: Tim Wightman

100 Days Project is a simple creativity project that requires one thing, every day for 100 days. This year’s 100 Days Project is well underway, featuring its usual exciting, and unexpectedly wide range of creative endeavours. This year close to 700 participants have signed up in New Zealand. We grabbed a few moments with illustrator, Tim Wightman,…

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Creative Mornings Wellington: Clare Bowden, Mandatory, June 30th

CreativeMornings Wellington (CMWLG) is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types in Wellington, New Zealand. This month CMWLG are thrilled to share that Clare Bowden from Mandatory will be coming along to their next event to chat about co-founding her own business. 20 years on, Clare knows a thing or two about what it takes to…

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By Day/By Night: Pat Dunal, Media Design School

Welcome to our 2017 By Day/By Night series. Here we profile a range of design teachers from our tertiary institutions to find out what projects they’re involved in outside of work hours, and how their personal creative endeavours feed back into their teaching roles. Third up we speak with Pat Dunal, Lecturer, Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) at…

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Designers and account managers: a love/hate relationship

Written by Sarah Ritchie, AM-Insider Ask any agency person what the dynamic is like between their designers and their account managers and you’ll probably get a similar response: dog/cat, love/hate, us/them. The agency-irony is that the relationship between designers and account managers is symbiotic — one cannot function effectively without the other. Given this crucial need to…

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Fresh from the Field — Kekulé’s Dream, Outlier Cartel and Sam Bunny

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the new illustrations and packaging design for Kekulé’s Dream by Sam Bunny and Outlier Cartel. We’re delighted to have Outlier Cartel be a part of our 6th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz in Auckland. If you’ve got new or recent work that you’d like to share in our weekly Fresh from the…

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Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, July 27th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Wellington really are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of…

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By Day/By Night: Peter Gilderdale, AUT

Welcome to our 2017 By Day/By Night series. Here we profile a range of design teachers from our tertiary institutions to find out what projects they’re involved in outside of work hours, and how their personal creative endeavours feed back into their teaching roles. Secondly we speak with Peter Gilderdale, Associate Head of School, Research and…

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Jun 30

Creative Mornings Wellington: Clare Bowden, Mandatory, June 30th

CreativeMornings Wellington (CMWLG) is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types in Wellington, New Zealand. This month CMWLG are thrilled to share that Clare Bowden from Mandatory will be coming along to their next event to chat about co-founding her own business. 20 years on, Clare knows a thing or two about what it takes to…

Wellington

Jul 06

Wellington Adobe Creative Jam, July 6th

Calling all Wellingtonians for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Hear from local creative industry superstars Jarred Bishop, Celeste Skachill (designer at Te Papa Museum), and Fraser Callaway from Strategy, as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of designers compete in a tournament to tackle a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative Cloud. Come for…

Wellington

Jul 21

UX Homegrown 2017: Akl, July 21

UX Homegrown is a one-day boutique conference about user experience in Auckland. It’s a one day submission-based and community curated conference with the goal of growing the level of practice across our whole community. We have the best stories, not the easiest to find — our community’s stars and untold stories from unexpected places that help us…

Jul 27

Design Assembly Pub Quiz Christchurch, July 27th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Christchurch really are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team…

Christchurch

Jul 27

Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, July 27th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Wellington really are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of…