Design Assembly Conversations Akl March 23rd

Autumn Conversations Auckland Thursday 23rd March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm Thievery Studio Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery. Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. Our Auckland event will take the form of a panel discussion about pertinent issues in graphic design today, and will…

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Design Assembly Conversations Wgtn March 30th

Autumn Conversations Wellington Thursday 30 March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm BizDojo 115 Tory Street Te Aro Wellington Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery. Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. We can confirm Peter Montgomery and Kelly Spencer as our Wellington speakers. We recommend…

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Hot New Things — Paul Phanoulas, Whitecliffe

Our 2017 Hot New Things series continues today –  an opportunity to profile a selection of some of the top design grads coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week we speak with Paul Phanoulas from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. Paul Phanoulas Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major Whitecliffe   Hi Paul, you completed your full time…

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Golden Summer

‘Golden Summer’ is a joint exhibition by Greg Straight and Ross Murray. It opens Friday March 3rd at Endemic World, 62 Ponsonby Road. An ice-cream run to the corner dairy; that road trip up the coast; a cold one on a long, hot afternoon. ‘Golden Summer’ celebrates all this and more on a nostalgic journey around New…

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Luxury packaging from Rome

written by Nigel Smith Nigel Smith is Director of Transformer, an Auckland creative agency. He’s currently based in the UK but is still actively involved in Transformer’s projects.  Nigel will share some of his design-related experiences in the UK and Europe with us throughout this year. Recently Nigel was inspired by Italian package design. Officina Profumo Farmaceutica…

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DA Workshop: The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips, 28th May 2017, Christchurch

Join Brisbane-based type designer Nicole Arnett Phillips aka TypographHer, for this full-day, hands-on typography workshop in Christchurch: The Essentials of Typography – Everything about type that you didn’t learn at school! Sunday, 28th May 10am–4.00pm ARA, Institute of Canterbury Studio: D219 130 Madras St, Christchurch $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student…

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Three Takeaways from Webstock 2017

written by Shane O’Connell, Pixel Fusion What is Webstock? It’s much more than a conference, it’s a community of people that welcome you with open arms. The team behind Webstock; Natasha Lampard, Mike Brown, Deb Sidelinger, Ben Lampard, and Charles Bird pour their hearts, feelings and passion into making sure the event is successful, entertaining, and…

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Webstock 2017 — an impression

written by Gerbrand van Melle The week before last was Webstock week. Yes, there was an incident. Yes, you can read all about on the Internet. Yes, Sagmeister’s tasteless joke was over 8 years old. Yes, Natasha and Mike from Webstock responded accurately and conform the conference code of conduct. Chapeau! What else happened on Thursday…

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Te Hoahoa Hou: Finding New Zealand Design

written by Johnson Witehira The history of design has been shaped by the European lineage of art and design. This has its origin in Greek and Roman art, with European notions of beauty carried through the ages. From the golden ratio, to the accepted aesthetics of a landscape painting — even now, this drives the…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Johnson Witehira, February 2017

Welcome back to Design Assembly Conversations for 2017. In this series we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work.

I’m Louise, and today I’m talking to Johnson Witehira. Johnson is an artist and graphic designer from Wellington. Currently he has his own graphic design practice and teaches at AUT University in Auckland.

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Hot New Things — Sherylene Chan, Media Design School

Our 2017 Hot New Things series continues today –  an opportunity to profile a selection of some of the top design grads coming out of our tertiary institutions. Fifth up, we speak with Sherylene Chan from Media Design School. Sherylene Chan Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design major) Media Design School     Hi Sherylene, you completed your full…

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Design Assembly Conversations Autumn 2017

Autumn Conversations Christchurch Thursday 16th March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm XCHC 376 Wilsons Road Christchurch   Autumn Conversations Auckland Thursday 23rd March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm Thievery Studio   Autumn Conversations Wellington Thursday 30 March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm BizDojo 115 Tory Street Te Aro Wellington Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery. Design Assembly is delighted…

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5 Minutes with… Armig Esfahani from Pixel Fusion

Ahead of our Overview of Digital for Designers 2017 workshop, coming up on Friday 12th May in Auckland, we spoke with UX Architect Lead, Armig Esfahani, from Pixel Fusion. Hi Armig, can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. I’m Armig, I recently moved to New Zealand from Dubai for…

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Smells Like Fresh Print — B&F Christmas Cards

Brought to you by B&F Papers, the Smells Like Fresh Print series celebrates the beauty and tactile qualities of recently created, selected print projects. This week we share B&F Papers abstract card designs for Christmas 2016. Project Title: B&F Papers 2016 Christmas card Studio / Design team:  Brogen Averill Client: BF Papers Printer: Centurion Print Production methods: double hit white foil Paper…

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Hot New Things — Shari Baker, Wintec

Our 2017 Hot New Things series continues today –  it’s an opportunity to profile a selection of some of the top design grads coming out of our tertiary institutions. Fourth up, we speak with Shari Baker from Wintec. Shari Baker Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design) Wintec Hi Shari, you completed your full time studies at the end of 2016, can…

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Fresh from the Field — Robert Harris, Fuman

This week’s Fresh from the Field showcases an iconic New Zealand company’s update by Fuman, for Robert Harris. If you’ve got new or recent work that you’d like to share in our weekly Fresh from the Field series email Zoë for details. The brief Robert “Bob” Harris was one of NZ’s original coffee entrepreneurs. In 1952, from his barbershop and tobacconist, he…

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Auckland Day 100 Show, 25/26th Feb

Join us as we celebrate the blood, sweat and tears of the latest lot of hundred dayers. Featuring 100 individual projects made painstakingly over a one hundred day period, the work is diverse, irreverent, heart-felt and fun. This is a really shambolic and vibrant kind of art show, and the artists come from all walks…

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Gloriavale Exhibition, Cam McLaren

Born in Canada, Cam McLaren found a passion for documentary photography at a young age, learning the craft from his father in their darkroom. With a strong interest in human circumstance, McLaren’s work often focuses on sharing stories about people and communities which are little known, always with a strong theme of bringing the unseen, unique or…

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UX Crash Course: Wellington 17th March

In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design Friday 17 March BizDojo 115 Tory Street, Te Aro Wellington 6 hours | 9:30am – 4:30pm This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense…

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UX Crash Course: Auckland 10th March

In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design Friday 10 March Whitespace Shared Space 3 Glenside Crescent Auckland 6 hours | 9:30am – 4:30pm This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense…

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Off Grid 17: An Experiential Journey, converges Wellington 20–21 February

Off Grid 17: 4 Days, 5 Cities, 22 Venues, 39 Speakers Off Grid is a design conference converging in Wellington, New Zealand on 20-21 February. With a great list of local speakers, Off Grid will explore the meaning of experiential design and ways to connect people to place. Off Grid 17 is the first attempt to examine…

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Meet the designers: Adobe Creative Jam

Design Assembly proudly presents the Adobe Creative Jam this coming Thursday from 6pm at Thievery Studio. It’s an excellent opportunity to hear from local creative industry superstars makebardo, and Material as they share their processes and projects. Plus you’ll also be watching five talented designers compete in a tournament tackling a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative…

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Hot New Things — Stephanie Zwerink, AUT

Welcome to our 2017 Hot New Things series – an opportunity to profile a selection of some of the top design grads coming out of our tertiary institutions. Third up, we speak with Stephanie Zwerink from AUT. Stephanie Zwerink Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) AUT Hi Stephanie, you completed your full time studies at the end of 2016, can you…

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Fresh from the Field — Tamatea Dusky Sound Restoration Project, Hight Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features new work by Mel and the team at Hight Design If you’ve got new or recent work that you’d like to share in our weekly Fresh from the Field series email Zoë for details. The brief The team at Hight was approached by Edge-Effect, a company that contracts to the Department of Conservation,…

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