DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 22 September 2017, Christchurch

Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Christchurch workshop focussing on Māori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Friday 22nd September 9am–12.30pm BizDojo Christchurch 4 Ash St, CBD $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to…

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UX Homegrown: July 21st, Auckland

This year Auckland is playing host to UX Homegrown, a one day conference of 20 talks and workshops about UX practice in New Zealand. It takes place on the 21st of July with a pre-conference evening of 3 talks on the 20th of July. Design Assembly recently spoke with Matt Gould who, along with Emma…

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Nicole Arnett Phillips: Christchurch and Auckland

Brisbane based designer Nicole Arnett Phillips recently visited Christchurch to run a type workshop, hosted by the Ara Institute of Canterbury. Before we got stuck into the hands on work, Nicole took us through a quick re-cap in the history of type as well as the formal and structural aspects of letterforms. It was a good…

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

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 / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not…

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DA Workshop, Hand Lettering with Kelly Spencer, April 8th, Wellington

Join Kelly Spencer, hand-letterer, designer and illustrator, for this full-day, Wellington-based typography workshop. Hand Lettering with Kelly Spencer Saturday 8th April, 10am–4pm Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Upper Chamber 61 – 69 Abel Smith Street Te Aro Wellington $299 Professional / $249 Design Assembly Friend / $149 DA Student Friend (Not a Design Assembly Friend? Sign up here). Workshop…

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DA Workshop: The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips, 28th May 2017, Christchurch

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 / $150 Design Assembly Student…

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5 Minutes with… Armig Esfahani from Pixel Fusion

Ahead of our Overview of Digital for Designers 2017 workshop, coming up on Friday 12th May in Auckland, we spoke with UX Architect Lead, Armig Esfahani, from Pixel Fusion. Hi Armig, can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. I’m Armig, I recently moved to New Zealand from Dubai for…

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UX Crash Course: Wellington 17th March

In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design Friday 17 March BizDojo 115 Tory Street, Te Aro Wellington 6 hours | 9:30am – 4:30pm This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense…

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UX Crash Course: Auckland 10th March

In association with Lushai and UX Gym, Design Assembly brings you: UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design Friday 10 March Whitespace Shared Space 3 Glenside Crescent Auckland 6 hours | 9:30am – 4:30pm This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in an intense…

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Get in quick for Earlybird pricing on our Auckland workshops

Design Assembly is delighted to present our first semester Auckland workshops line up for 2017. These feature a range of professional, business-focussed, half-day workshops that help you to develop and refine your design business in 2017, along with a wide range of full-day, hands-on, skills-based workshops. Get yourselves organised, get your professional development funds sorted, and book in early to…

6 months ago by

Proudly presenting our DA 2017 Auckland workshops for semester one

Design Assembly is delighted to present our first semester Auckland workshops line up for 2017. These feature a range of professional, business-focussed, half-day workshops that help you to develop and refine your design business in 2017, along with a wide range of full-day, hands-on, skills-based workshops. Get yourselves organised, get your professional development funds sorted, and book in early to…

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DA Workshop: The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips, 27 May 2017, Auckland

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 / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a…

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DA Workshop — Risograph printing with Inky Palms, 1 April 2017, Auckland

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 $299 Professional / $249 Design Assembly Friend / $149 Design Assembly Student Friend Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn. Thanks Guys! Come along to Inky…

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DA Workshop: Being a leader in your design business, 30 March 2017, Auckland

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 $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be…

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DA Workshop: Creative Strategy with Johnson McKay, 24 Feb 2017, Auckland

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 $449 Professional / $349 Design Assembly Friend Earlybird prices (booked before 5th February, 2017): $399 Pro / $299 DA Friend Refreshments from Atomic Coffee and Serious Popcorn.…

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DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 19 May 2017, Auckland

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 / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to…

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UX Crash Course: A hands-on introduction to User Experience Design

Design Assembly presents ‘A hands-on introduction to User Experience Design’ workshop at Wintec in Hamilton on Friday 18th November. A hands-on introduction to User Experience Design Friday 18th November, 9.30am–4.30pm Wintec R Block Social Space Collingwood St Hamilton $499 Professional / $399 Design Assembly Friend / $199 Student This course gives you hands-on experience of a digital…

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DA Workshop – Defining your studio point of difference

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.

Friday November 4th, 9am–12.30pm

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Innovation by Design — a Design Thinking workshop, Wellington

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

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

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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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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