Five great reasons to support Design Assembly

Becoming a Design Assembly friend will benefit you and the wider graphic design industry. You will not only enjoy direct access to the latest design work and thinking, but you’ll also get plenty of opportunities to connect with, inspire – and be inspired by – others in New Zealand’s graphic design community


Design Assembly is a unique forum for connecting graphic designers of all ages and stages. Here are just a few of the many great reasons to become a friend:


  • Everyone is welcome
  • Gain access to many different kinds of events and forums to inspire you on your personal graphic design journey
  • Enjoy a safe and positive environment to share knowledge, experiences and challenges
  • It’s a fun and rewarding way for graphic designers to connect with and support each other
  • We are a self-funding organisation, so your support helps us to foster a vibrant graphic design community in New Zealand


Meet our Studio Friends Plus:

Designworks Auckland

Dow Design

Fuman Design

Marx Design

Onfire Design

Special Group

Transformer Design

Voice Brand Agency


If your studio would like to support Design Assembly at this level and keep us going and growing you can sign-up below or email for more information.

We offer a range of affordable subscription options

Studio Friend Plus (5 people and over)

Ideal for larger design studio practices and smaller ones who want to provide additional support to Design Assembly. Annual Studio Plus subscription includes:


  • Seven free tickets to our annual Conversations event, valued at $161
  • A free table of seven at our annual design pub quiz, valued at $184
  • Seven free tickets to the annual film event, valued at $161
  • Four tickets to workshops, valued at $1150
  • 15% discount on all workshops
  • Free job listings on the Design Assembly website, valued at $99 per listing
  • 20% discount on all AGM magazine titles
  • 15% discount on Threaded magazine online subscriptions


Annual Studio Plus subscription: $2300 incl. GST

Studio Plus Subscription$2,300/yr

Studio Friend (5 people and under)

Ideal for small studio design practices. Annual Studio Friend subscription includes:


  • 15% discount on all Design Assembly events and workshops
  • Free DA job listings, valued at $99 per listing
  • 20% discount on all AGM magazine titles
  • 15% off Threaded magazine online subscriptions


Annual Studio Friend subscription: $500 incl. GST

Studio Subscription$500/yr

Individual Friends

Joining Design Assembly gives you a great opportunity to connect with other designers. You will also enjoy the following benefits:


  • 15% discount on all Design Assembly events and workshops
  • 20% discount on all AGM magazine titles
  • 15% off Threaded magazine online subscriptions


Annual Individual subscription: $80 incl. GST

Individual Subscription$80/yr Student SubscriptionFREE

Our DA Friends

Alice Doddrell

Brett King

Brooke Hill

Bruce Everett

Christopher Reid

Gideon Keith

Greg Dodds

Hilary Campbell

James Freebairn

Kris Lane

Laura Cibilich

Laura Griffiths

Mark Anthony Guadalupe

Mhairi Flett

Michael Kelly

Nicole Phillips

Rebecca Steedman

Stephen McKernon

Stephen Templar

Talia Neal

Alfred Hoi

Amber Coubrough

Amy Chen

Angeilque Palis

Calum Buchanan

Ambrose O'Meagher

Ardo Sitompul

Casey Yeoh

Rick Federkeil

Charlotte Rawson

Kaitlyn Powell

Danielle Carden

Daniel Shaskey

Emory Fierlinger

Hanna McLachlan

Holly Zeng

Jacob Darowski

Jerry Wang

J Lim

Kenneth Khun

Kay Tasma

Lane Le Prevost-Smith

Amy Chen

Madison Christian

Oliver Cain

Georgia Pulham


Raphael Roake

Sabrina Huang

Sarah Jones

Shona Mcelroy

Sophie Lee

Stella Sales

Stacey Purdon

Steve Watkins

Sydney Plested

Thippharat Ruangamnart

Victoria Steel

Viviann Heng

Wayne Shih