5 Minutes with… Pete Montgomery, DA Conversations WEL 30 March

Ahead of our next Design Assembly Conversations Wellington event, we grabbed a quick 5 minutes with Pete Montgomery, Creative Director at Xero. Pete joins illustrator and hand-letterer Kelly Spencer in conversation this coming Thursday at BizDojo. Autumn Conversations Wellington Thursday 30 March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm BizDojo 115 Tory Street Te Aro Wellington Refreshments thanks to…

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Chromacon is coming!

Chromacon 2017, taking place at the Aotea Centre on April 8th and 9th, is shaping up to be a really exciting and talent-packed weekend, and Design Assembly’s got 2 x FREE all-day passes to give away. (If you’re keen, email Zoë before 5pm Monday April 3). The list of exhibitors was recently released and features a…

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Meet the panel: DA Conversations Auckland, Thursday 23 March 2017

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. Our Auckland event, Thursday March 23rd, takes the form of a panel discussion about relevant issues in graphic design today, and features a selection of design professionals with Grant Alexander as adjudicator.   The panel are: Tana Mitchell and Emma Kaniuk from Akin,…

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Celebrating 100 Days 2017

The Auckland 100 Days Exhibition was recently celebrated at Thievery Studios. Mrs Jones and Mahani Del Borrello were there to capture a few images from the weekend. Congratulations to all involved.   Don’t forget that Registrations are NOW OPEN for the next 100 Days Challenge. Starting on May 22 you are invited to repeat a creative exercise or task,…

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UX Homegrown 2017: Akl, 21 July

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…

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Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch, Thursday 16 March

Autumn Conversations Christchurch Thursday 16th March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm XCHC 376 Wilsons Road Christchurch Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery. 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…

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Urbis Designday, Auckland’s best day in design

Urbis Designday, New Zealand’s premier public design event and a celebration of original thinking, will serve up a sensory feast on Saturday 25 March. An eclectic mix of designers – from the worlds of art, architecture and interior design – have been teamed up with leading design showrooms dotted around Ponsonby, Eden Terrace, Parnell and…

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Chromacon 2017 — seeking your help

Chromacon is running a Kickstarter campaign to support their upcoming 2017 Festival and would be eternally grateful for some support. As a free, grassroots festival Chromacon is bolstered by the contributions and support of the Chromacon community. After being successfully crowdfunded in 2013 and 2015, they are again turning to all art lovers to help them with marketing, venue and running…

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5 Minutes with… Jane Maloney, M/K Press

Ahead of Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch, coming up on Thursday March 16th, we grabbed a quick five minutes with one of our guest speakers, Jane Maloney from M/K Press: Hi Jane, can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. I am a freelance graphic design and Risograph printer. The…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adobe Creative Jam: Feb 16th

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. Adobe Creative Jam Thursday, February 16th, 6.00–9.00pm Thievery Studio 203 Karangahape Rd Auckland Hear from local creative industry superstars including makebardo, and Material as they share their…

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DA celebrates the end of the year in Auckland

At the end of November, Design Assembly celebrated the end of the year and the start of summer at a series of events held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. James Magee sent through these great shots from the Auckland EOY party held at Atomic Coffee Roasters in Kingsland. Thanks to our awesome event partners Moa Beer and All Good Organics,…

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Celebrating the end of the year with Media Design School

Thanks to Jim Murray for supplying these great shots from Media Design School‘s ‘untitled dsgn’ EOY show in central Auckland on November 18th. Great work, guys.

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DA Type Swilling Social Night with Nicole Arnett Phillips, 26 May 2017, Auckland

You’re invited to join Brisbane-based type designer Nicole Arnett Phillips for this innovative Auckland type, wine, and design appreciation evening. Type Swilling Social Night Friday May 26th 6–8.00pm Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland $70 Professional / $50 Design Assembly Friend (Not a DA Friend? Sign up here.) Special DA Friends Table booking: 4 x people $150   Typography (like…

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