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October 2016
$199.00

DA Workshop, Christchurch – Photograph and promote your design work

October 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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This practical workshop targets final year students, graduates or anyone eager to have their portfolio professionally photographed and presented online. Attendees will bring along at least one physical piece of work they would like documented. We will explore styling and photo editing techniques to produce compelling images while touching on strategies to effectively use social media to share your work and create genuine interest.

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November 2016
$399

DA Workshop – Defining your studio point of difference

November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Join Rebecca Caroe, Founder & CEO of Creative Agency Secrets, in this half-day Auckland workshop all about defining your design studio's point of difference and communicating this externally to your clients and internally to your staff. What's the best way to market my studio to get more paying customers? The answer is a new business development plan. That's a month-by-month chart of activities. It includes proactive marketing that builds up your business profile which leads to enquiries which become sales.…

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$249 - $599

Designing with Type: Wayne Thompson

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
ACG Yoobee School of Design, Level 4, 3 City Road
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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Join Australian Type Foundry's Wayne Thompson in this two-day workshop exploring both the hand-rendered and digital world of expressive lettering. Day 1: With an emphasis on doing rather than watching, we will introduce you to the world of expressive handlettering. After starting with an examination of different styles, we will explore ways to fit words together, make creative joins between letters, learn how to do flourishing and look at examples of various handlettering styles. You will also get the opportunity to test out…

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$199 - $499

UX Crash Course: A hands-on introduction to User Experience Design

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Media Arts School, R Block, Wintec, Collingwood Street, Hamilton
Hamilton, New Zealand
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This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense one day workshop. On this course you take a project through a complete design life cycle from initial research, to ideation, to design to user testing. As well as gaining practical experience of some of the most common user experience design methods, as you work through the project you learn the principles behind them so that you can make good decisions about what approach and methods will get you the best outcomes for your own projects. The goal of the day is for you to be able to take what you learn and apply it immediately to your current projects, and also use what you learn as a base for further study.

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DA End of Year Wrap Party, Christchurch

November 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer! Design Assembly End of Year Wrap Party, Christchurch At XCHC 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch Join the Meetup here: www.meetup.com/Design-Assembly-Christchurch/events/235584216/ Limited numbers

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Free

DA End of Year Wrap Party — Wellington

November 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Preservatorium, 39 Webb St, Mt Cook
Wellington, New Zealand
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Join your fellow designers and creatives to celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer! Preservatorium Christmas Party, Wellington The Preservatorium 39 Webb St Mount Cook Wellington 6011 Kicks off from 5.30pm, Wednesday November 30th. Numbers limited. RSVP via: http://www.meetup.com/designpro/events/235446160/

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Free

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Auckland

November 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atomic Coffee Roasters, 420c New North Road
Auckland, New Zealand
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Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer!

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February 2017
Free

Adobe Creative Jam: Feb 16th

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Calling all Aucklanders for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on February 16th at Thievery Studio. Hear from local creative industry superstars including makebardo, and Material 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 the food and beer, stay for the cut-throat battle. Numbers are…

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DA Workshop: Creative Strategy with Johnson McKay, 24 February 2017, Auckland

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to bring you award-winning Creative Strategist, Johnson McKay from Fly for this half-day creative strategies workshop in Auckland: Creative Strategy Friday 24th February 9am–12.30pm Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn. Thanks Guys! People are constantly bombarded with advertising overkill. As anti-advertising defence shields get more and more sophisticated, brands are looking for new ways to genuinely engage people. Learn how to develop strategic briefs and brainstorm strategic problems with creative solutions. Move past advertising and create…

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March 2017

UX Crash Course: Auckland

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Whitespace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense one day workshop. On this course you take a project through a complete design life cycle from initial research, to ideation, to design, to user testing. As well as gaining practical experience of some of the most common user experience design…

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Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Design Assembly presents our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. We are delighted to bring you Jane Maloney from M/K Press along with Stephen McCarthy and Scott Bolton from McCarthy for Christchurch. Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery.

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UX Crash Course: Wellington

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense one day workshop. On this course you take a project through a complete design life cycle from initial research, to ideation, to design, to user testing. As well as gaining practical experience of some of the most common user experience design…

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Design Assembly Conversations Auckland

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. Format for our Auckland event will be a panel discussion about pertinent issues in graphic design today, and will feature a selection of design professionals with Grant Alexander as adjudicator. Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery.

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DA Workshop: Being a leader in your design business, 30 March 2017, Auckland

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Join Mike Kensington for this half-day Auckland workshop helping you to develop your leadership skills: Being a leader in your design business Thursday 30th March, 9am–12.30pm Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn. Thanks Guys! Often when you run your own business, you are juggling so many things – developing business, keep clients happy, writing proposals, doing the doing, balancing the books, fixing IT problems – and of course keeping staff happy. Wouldn’t it be…

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Design Assembly Conversations Wellington

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BizDojo, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. Our Wellington speakers are Peter Montgomery and Kelly Spencer: Craft Works Pete Montgomery has worked in agencies — from large to small, advertising to branding — and often asks himself, “How do you champion craft in an enterprise environment?”. He’ll share his observations from 20 years in the creative industry. Kelly Spencer Kelly will discuss the unconventional path that she's taken to…

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April 2017

DA Workshop: Risograph printing with Inky Palms, 1 April 2017, Auckland

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Inky Palms, 203h La Gonda Arcade, K' Rd
Auckland, New Zealand
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Join the team at Inky Palms for this full-day risograph printing workshop in Auckland: Risograph printing with Inky Palms Saturday 1st April 10am–4.00pm Inky Palms,  203h La Gonda Arcade, Karangahape Road, Auckland Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn. Thanks Guys! Come along to Inky Palms and learn the basics of printing with a GR 3770 Risograph digital duplicator. During this workshop the Inky Palms team will share their knowledge of how to bring a pre-existing project (zine, poster or art print) into…

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DA Workshop, Hand Lettering with Kelly Spencer, 08 April Wgtn

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61–69 Abel Smith Street
Wellington, New Zealand
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Join Kelly Spencer, hand-letterer, designer and illustrator, for this full-day, Wellington-based typography workshop. Workshop Summary Take a well earned break from points and pixels in a 1 day intensive workshop studying the craft of hand lettering, with Wellington lettering artist Kelly Spencer. Learning Outcomes Workshop attendees will learn a range of practical hand lettering skills, building confidence in the creation of structured letterforms and design layout. Kelly will share her process through live demonstrations and explanations. A small class size allows the benefit of one…

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May 2017

DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 11 May, Auckland

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Capitol Cinema, 610 Dominion Road
Auckland, New Zealand
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Design Assembly invites you to our eagerly-anticipated annual film events taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This year we are delighted to present Briar Levit's Graphic Means. Graphic Means Auckland Thursday 11 May, 8.00pm arrival, film starts 8.15pm Capitol Cinema 610 Dominion Road Balmoral, Auckland Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up).  Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole…

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DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 19 May 2017, Auckland

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Auckland workshop focussing on Maori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Friday 19th May 9am–12.30pm Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up).  $150 DA Student Friend (Not a DA Student Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up).  Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn. Thanks…

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Free

Branding & Placemaking for Cities, Katie Bevin, 23rd May, Wellington

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raglan Roast Coffee, 40 Abel Smith Street
Wellington,
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Designer Katie Bevin talks branding and placemaking for cities The Society of Experiential Graphic Design Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm This event is FREE, but you will need to register via Eventbrite: Katie Bevin is a New Zealand-born designer specialising in environmental graphic design. She creates branded experiences for the built environment. Her work and experience ranges from environmental graphics to signage systems, placemaking, and installation design. Katie has worked extensively in Australia (for agencies…

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