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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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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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DA Workshop: The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips, 27 May, Auckland

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Join Brisbane-based type designer Nicole Arnett Phillips aka TypographHer, for this full-day, hands-on typography workshop in Auckland: The Essentials of Typography – Everything about type that you didn't learn at school! Saturday 27th May 10am–4.00pm Yoobee, Level 4 workspace 3 City Road Auckland CBD $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…

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

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ARA, Institute of Canterbury, 130 Madras St
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 (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). …

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June 2017

DA Workshop: Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett, 09 June 2017, Auckland

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Join creativity coach and award-winning writer, Kathryn Burnett, for this half-day ideation workshop in Auckland — a perfect opportunity to boost your creative process in 2017: Creative Refresh Revamping Your Creative Problem Solving Friday 9th June 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…

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DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 12 June, Wellington

June 12 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The Embassy, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington Design Meetup and 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 Wellington Monday 12th June, 6.15pm arrival, film starts at 6.30pm The Embassy 10 Kent Terrace Mount Victoria, Wellington  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…

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DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 14 June, Christchurch

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deluxe Cinema, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston
Christchurch, 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 Christchurch Wednesday 14th June, 6pm arrival, film starts 6.15pm Deluxe Cinema The Tannery, Woolston 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch 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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6th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 15th, 2017

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bluestone Room, 9-11 Durham Lane
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to wrestle the trophy out of the hands of the 2016 winning team for 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 Auckland are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and…

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

June 30 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
BizDojo, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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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 survive in a tough industry. Tickets to CMWLG's chat with Clare will go live this Friday 23rd June at 10am. Pop that reminder in your…

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July 2017

Wellington Adobe Creative Jam, July 6th

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Block 12, Entrance C, Wallace Street
Wellington,
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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 the food and beer, stay for the cut-throat battle. Numbers are strictly limited. Reserve your place by booking your FREE spot online asap. If you…

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Creative Mornings Auckland: Sacha Judd, 21st July

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Grid Auckland, 101 Pakenham Street West Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, New Zealand
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The pursuit of equality is a long-term game, an unraveling of outdated processes that no longer serves the future we imagine or deserve. Our speaker for July, Sacha Judd, is doing her best to help along this unraveling. Join us on Friday 21 July at GridAKL to find out why, as we tackle the challenges involved with improving diversity and inclusion in design and technology, Sacha wants us to come back to the very first things we made and shared…

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UX Homegrown 2017: Akl, July 21

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 all to to become better UX practitioners. Early bird tickets are on sale now! Pay $298 instead of $365 until the 1st of April. Highlights…

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Design Assembly Pub Quiz Christchurch, July 27th

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening of social networking. Prices Professional (1 x table booking,…

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August 2017

Adobe MAKE IT Local, Auckland, August 3rd

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoobee School of Design Auckland, Level 4, 3 City Road
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world! Get your fill of…

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Adobe MAKE IT Local, Wellington, August 3rd

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoobee School of Design Wellington, 20 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria
Wellington, New Zealand
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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world! Get your fill of…

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Adobe MAKE IT Local, Christchurch, August 3rd

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoobee School of Design Christchurch, Otakaro Building University of Canterbury Dovedale Ave, Ilam
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world! Get your fill of…

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Design Assembly Speed Dating Portfolio Evening, August 16th, Auckland

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spark Lab, Seafarers, 52 Tyler Street, Britomart
Auckland, New Zealand
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One evening, 20 young graphic designers and 20 professionals… It’s speed dating for graphic designers! A fast-paced evening of networking, portfolio reviews and feedback. As final year students or new graduates, you will have the opportunity to meet and show your work to several seasoned industry professionals. In a round robin series of quick fire conversations, you’ll pull out your portfolio and give it your all. In return, you’ll be served with some short and sweet truths to help get…

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