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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DA Conversations Podcast with Annie Dow, October 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 Annie Dow. Annie started and runs Dow Design, which has for over 21 years been a leading New Zealand design studio.

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5 Minutes with… Kalee Jackson

Kalee Jackson is an Auckland-based independent designer. Her work focusses on typography, exhibition branding, publication design, and printed ephemera. She has worked for some of our top New Zealand galleries creating exhibition and promotional material. In 2014 Kalee won the PANZ Book Design Awards Young Designer of the Year Award, and was also a finalist for the HarperCollins…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Kate Alexander, September 2016

Hello, and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. An interview series with New Zealand graphic designers. Design Assembly seeks to hear the stories of New Zealand graphic designers, get to know who we are, and celebrate New Zealand graphic design.

Today I’m speaking to Kate Alexander. Kate Alexander started, runs, and is the Creative Director of Places & Graces, an interior styling company. Kate started Graces & Places after 15 years as a graphic designer, running the brand strategy and design business, Studio Alexander – which she co-founded with her father, Grant Alexander. Kate has won many Best Awards, and is a fellow of the Designers Institute of New Zealand.

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By Day By Night – An interview with Luke McConnell, Wintec

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own personal design practice. Today we hear from Luke McConnell who works at the School of Media Arts at Wintec in Hamilton

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London Calling — Tim Donaldson, The Suburbs

The Suburbs is a multidisciplinary design studio based in London and also in Hamilton. They craft a wide range of cleverly thought-out branding and web design work with a group of varied clients. We recently managed to have a chat with one of the founding members, Tim Donaldson: Hi Tim, firstly thanks heaps for your time, and secondly can you tell…

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DA Workshop – Managing your design business

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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DA Conversations with Welby Ings, August 2016

Hello, and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations, an interview series with New Zealand graphic designers. Design Assembly seeks to hear the stories of New Zealand graphic designers, get to know who we are, and celebrate New Zealand graphic design.

Hi, I’m Louise, founder of Design Assembly. Today I’m speaking to Welby Ings. Welby Ings is a professor at the Auckland University of Technology in the Graphic Design department. He also writes and directs his own films. To date, he has produced two short films: Boy and Munted. In 2006, Boy was nominated for an Academy Award. Currently, he is working on his third short film, Sparrow.

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