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October 2016
$69 - $89

Managing Your Design Business

October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Icehouse, Level 4, The Textile Centre, 117-125 St Georges Bay Rd
Auckland, 1052 New Zealand
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Join Mark Osborne from Roll and Asheel Bharos from Rightway in an evening seminar looking at the systems behind managing your design business.

Mark will talk about transforming your design business with software, moving beyond Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office and the future - where is business software heading?

Asheel will focus on the challenges around cash flow and forward thinking around financials - particularly where jobs last several months and the need to track partial payments and WIP. He will also discuss reporting on efficiency and understanding project profitability as well as profit and loss.

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$295

Being a leader in your design business – and why you should bother

October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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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 so much easier if staff just managed themselves – did as they were asked, did it well, created no fuss or dramas and didn’t leave. Although this can’t be guaranteed, one major step to getting the most out of your team is to improve your skills as a leader.
This workshop is about becoming a better boss and a better leader.

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Innovation by Design — a Design Thinking workshop, Wellington

October 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
YND Workshop, Level 1, 15-17 Marion Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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This full-day workshop explores Design Thinking, a deeply human-centered methodology that taps into abilities we all have but that get overlooked by more ‘common’ problem-solving methods. This approach allows people (even non-designers) to use creative tools to address a myriad of different problem-solving or innovation challenges.

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DA Workshop – Photograph and promote your design work, Auckland

October 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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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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$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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