DA Workshop, Hand Lettering with Kelly Spencer, April 8th, Wellington

Join Kelly Spencer, hand-letterer, designer and illustrator, for this full-day, Wellington-based typography workshop. Hand Lettering with Kelly Spencer Saturday 8th April, 10am–4pm Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Upper Chamber 61 – 69 Abel Smith Street Te Aro Wellington $299 Professional / $249 Design Assembly Friend / $149 DA Student Friend (Not a Design Assembly Friend? Sign up here). Workshop…

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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 Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn…

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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 March 10th 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…

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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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Ladies, Wine & Design, @ Dow Design, February 15th

Dow Design have teamed up with Jessica Walsh to bring her initiative ‘Ladies, Wine & Design’ to Auckland. Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few female Creative Directors. She believes we can create change through mentorship and championing each…

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A man you need to know: Robert Coupland Harding, Part III

written by Kelly Gilchrist (Read Part I here. Part II is also available to read here.) Harding’s type specimen and library collection began while he was still an apprentice and only ended the day he passed. An auction catalogue of Harding’s extensive library after his death outlines small details of his collection only surpassed by the…

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Fresh from the field — Batch from Transformer

This week’s Fresh from the Field profiles a new promotional project by Transformer for Batch. 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. Batch is a self-initiated promotional project aiming to encapsulate who we are, as collaborators who excel in our client partnerships.…

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Hot New Things — Megan Au, 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. Secondly, we speak with Megan Au from AUT. Megan Au Bachelor of Design (Communication Design major, Cinematic Arts minor) AUT Hi Megan, you completed your full time studies at the end of…

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5 Minutes with… Kelly Spencer

Design Assembly is delighted to present a Wellington-based workshop with talented type designer Kelly Spencer. Ahead of this event (details to be announced very soon), we grabbed a quick five minutes with Kelly to find out more about her work and her design process. Hi Kelly, thanks for speaking with us. For those that might not…

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5 Minutes with… makebardo

Ahead of the exciting Adobe Creative Jam event on February 16th, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Luis and Bren from Queenstown-based studio makebardo. Hi guys, can you tell our DA audience a little bit about who you are and what you do. makebardo is the collaborative experience of Creative Director Luis Viale and…

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Hot New Things — Bailey Hancox, MDS

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. First up we speak with Bailey Hancox from Media Design School. Bailey Hancox Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design major) Media Design School Hi Bailey, you completed your full time…

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graf/AK

Currently on sale at The Beatnik Shop, graf/AK is the product of a three-year long project by New Zealand photographer Fraser Munro, a quest to document the constant evolution of Auckland’s internationally admired graffiti art. With over 350 full page colour photographs, graf/AK is not only an important record of the city’s street art landscape…

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Fresh from the Field — Aunt Jean’s Dairy

Second up for 2017, we feature new work from Voice for Aunt Jean’s Dairy — design inspiration for our Fresh from the Field series. CHALLENGE When you release a new dairy product into New Zealand’s competitive consumer dairy market you need to show commitment, pointy differentiation and a strong pathway to launch. The client, a…

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