Now and Then: Scott Wilson

Brought to you by Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a new series where we catch up with designers who we’ve recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment, to get their thoughts and feedback about their roles and their work. Second up we speak with Scott Wilson. Scott is a designer at Saturday. in Auckland. Scott, tell us a bit about yourself. What…

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Hot New Things — Demi Garland, 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. Our final recent design graduate for this year is Demi Garland from Hamilton’s Wintec. Demi Garland Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design) Wintec     Hi Demi, you completed your full time studies…

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From the archives… Cheap Thrills, Ilam Press

An interview by Matt Galloway with Luke Wood, 2016, about Cheap Thrills and Ilam Press: MG: So Cheap Thrills finally arrived in my mail box today… and I’ve had a chance to start making my way through the publication, starting with the editorials by both yourself and Erin. I liked reading about Erin’s experience of producing…

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Hot New Things — Adam Bradley, Unitec

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. This week we speak with Adam Bradley from Unitec. Adam Bradley Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts, Majoring in Graphic Design and Animation Unitec Hi Adam, can you tell us what your final…

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Now and Then: Luke Rhys Jenkins

Brought to you by Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a new series where we catch up with designers who we’ve been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment, to get their thoughts and feedback about their roles and their work. First up we speak with Luke Rhys Jenkins. Luke is an intermediate designer based in Wellington. Background. Where it all…

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5 Minutes with… Sean McGarry, Creative Director, Voice Brand Agency

Sean McGarry is currently Creative Director at Voice Brand Agency in Auckland. Sean was a partner and worked at Base Two Design in Wellington for over 15 years as Creative Director and most recently as Business and Strategy Director. We recently interviewed Sean to find out more about his latest move… Hi Sean, you purchased…

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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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Hot New Things — William Anselmi, Whitecliffe

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. This week we speak with William Anselmi from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. William Anselmi Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major Whitecliffe   Hi William, you completed your full time…

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5 Minutes with… Tim Wightman

Here at Design Assembly we’re delighted to have Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn come on board as sponsors of our Auckland DA Workshops series 2017. We also thought it timely to delve into the background of Serious Bear, so spoke with illustrator Tim Wightman to find out more… Hi Tim, can you tell us a bit about who you…

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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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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, 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 know who you are, can you…

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Creative Spaces – Material Brand & Design Agency.

Creative Spaces is a new series exploring New Zealand creative and design workplaces, giving you a sneak peak into the space and behind-the-scenes. This series is proudly brought to you by Atomic Coffee – Fuelling creativity. In the first of this series we went into the Material studio and had a chat with Nick Riley. Nick…

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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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5 Minutes with… Lucky 5

First up in our ‘5 Minutes with…’ series for 2017, we interview graphic artists Cass and Amy Cassidy, the creative duo behind the recently launched Lucky 5. Hi Cass and Amy, thanks for speaking with us. Can you tell our readers how you first got started in the industry, and what your backgrounds are? Well… we met at…

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DA Conversations Podcast Series

In the second half of 2016 Design Assembly proudly commenced our Conversations series — a collection of podcasts where we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work. To date we have interviewed: Chris Flack, Design Director at Strategy Creative in Christchurch Make Bardo, a creative design studio based in Queenstown makebardo.com Johnson Witehira, Designer…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Jonathan Sagar, December 2016

Welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work.

I’m Louise, and today I’m talking to Jonathan Sagar. Jonathan is the executive creative director of Voice Brand Agency, a brand development and design agency with offices in Auckland and Melbourne.

Jonathan, hi.

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100 Days Project: 5 Minutes with Kerryn Smith

Celebrating Day 100! Having now reached the end of this year’s 100 Days Project we grabbed a quick five minutes with Kerryn Smith, freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Her project involved 100 days drawing a small doodle of some real or imagined creature. Hi Kerryn, can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what…

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100 Days Project: 5 Minutes with Angelo De Marchi

As we near the end of this year’s 100 Days Project we grabbed a quick five minutes with Angelo De Marchi, Senior tutor at Yoobee School of Design. De Marchi’s project is all about bringing the “pop-up” back into pop-up cards, and learning more about the challenges of paper engineering along the way. Hi Angelo, can you tell us a little bit…

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100 Days Project: 5 Minutes with Sam Bunny

Sam Bunny is an Auckland-based designer who specialises in brand identity and publication design, and is now working in UX. He is also one of this year’s 100 Days Project participants. Sam is working on 100 Days of Icons with the intention of creating create one icon per day, 100 times over. Sam states that each icon reflects an element…

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5 Minutes with… Toby Morris

Toby Morris is an illustrator, comic artist and designer. These days you might know him as the writer and artist behind the comic series The Pencilsword or from his animated editorial cartoons for Radio New Zealand. We recently chatted with Toby about his work and his shift to becoming self-employed: Hi Toby, for those who don’t…

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In Conversation with Threaded.

Threaded, for those unfamiliar, is a biannual magazine sharing insights into a range of practitioners and their practice, across the creative industries. Started in 2004 by Clarke and Fiona Grieve, the international collaborative project curates these insights into practice through discussion and presentation of practice, thinking and process. The publication has always been an impressively ambitious gem in the Auckland design scene, so lovingly crafted by its small team, while achieving a wide readership thanks to the cast of creative heavy hitters they manage to enrol. The latest issue, though, has taken a slightly different focus, hinting at what feels like a very personal journey that has culminated in an issue that feels like a homecoming of sorts for the magazine.

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100 Days Project: 5 minutes with Mahani Del Borrello

As this year’s 100 Days Project rapidly approaches the 3/4 way through milestone, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Mahani Del Borrello, creator of Chromalgam. Mahani is making a range of digital and analogue colour experiments, stating that, “Having long been a fan of pastels, I will use them to transform my own photographs and…

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