5 Minutes With…Rose Norgrove

We caught up with Media Design School Alumni Rose Norgrove who won the Red Dot Junior Award: Brand and Communication Design 2021 for her innovative medical device, Dual. We asked her a few burning questions about her project and checked in with what she’s doing now. What was the initial brief for the project where…

3 days ago by

Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object]

Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object] at twentysix on Constable Street is a typography project by third-year Tātai Momotuhi / Typography sudents in Communication Design at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Consisting of twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet and an exclamation mark, the installation is a large-scale composition of letterforms populating the gallery space. Ranging across three…

3 days ago by

Fresh From The Field – Epicene by Klim Type Foundry

Epicene is a new Baroque-inspired serif typeface collection from the Klim Type Foundry. Taking around a decade to come into creation, the Epicene Collection is an experiment in modernising Baroque letterforms. It was anything but a linear process – inspired by articles and essays about gender and sexuality in society, Baroque art and type history. But…

5 days ago by

Mental Health Resources

As a follow up from Aotearoa NZ Mental Health week and to continue supporting our community throughout these tricky times, we wanted to share some resources that we’ve come across to help, generate awareness and contribute to positive discussions around mental health within Aotearoa NZ. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity…

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By Day by Night – Meighan Ellis, AUT

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 Meighan Ellis who works in the Communication Design Department at the School of Art + Design at AUT. What…

7 days ago by

CANCELLED – CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot

In this 3-hour course, we will do a deep dive in the world of business and brand strategy, exploring how we can translate core purpose into a meaningful value-driven strategy. While we work on hands-on activities to co-create a meaningful strategic framework and an activation plan, we will answer the specific questions or challenges you might have around your business/brand.

4 months ago by

CANCELLED – CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Design Thinking Reloaded with Raul Sarrot

What is the best way to deeply engage with your clients to better understand challenges and opportunities? In this workshop we will explore how we could complement Design Thinking with other co-creation techniques to work alongside your client and deeply understand problems and to come up with game-changing solutions.

4 months ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Sam Haehae

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Samantha Haehae from The Native Creative. Sam is an artist, neo-generalist, change-maker, and digital explorer. With around a decade of diverse experience in digital…

1 week ago by

Fresh From the Field — UC Believe U Can by Strategy

Strategy were given the opportunity by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury to create a brand strategy and creative platform that would inspire the leaders of tomorrow, repositioning them for a modern audience while staying authentic and true to Ōtautahi.  Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out…

2 weeks ago by

Never Not Creative and Mentally-Healthy launch global study into industry empathy

Never Not Creative and Mentally-Healthy are inviting the entire industry to partake in the first ever study into empathy within creative, media and marketing businesses. ‘Different Shoes: The empathy project’ is a global, industry-wide survey that aims to uncover the current state of empathetic culture and leadership. The research objective is to better understand our…

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From The Edges – Megan Mackay, Victoria University

We spoke to Megan Mackay from Victoria University about her journey defining who she was as a designer, her Masters in Design Thinking, keeping a growth mindset and working with the World Design Organisation. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at…

2 weeks ago by

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Oct 20

CANCELLED – CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot

In this 3-hour course, we will do a deep dive in the world of business and brand strategy, exploring how we can translate core purpose into a meaningful value-driven strategy. While we work on hands-on activities to co-create a meaningful strategic framework and an activation plan, we will answer the specific questions or challenges you might have around your business/brand.

Christchurch

Oct 21

CANCELLED – CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Design Thinking Reloaded with Raul Sarrot

What is the best way to deeply engage with your clients to better understand challenges and opportunities? In this workshop we will explore how we could complement Design Thinking with other co-creation techniques to work alongside your client and deeply understand problems and to come up with game-changing solutions.

Christchurch

Nov 04

HAMILTON DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word.

Hamilton

Nov 10

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word.

Auckland

Nov 26

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Welcome to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

Important – Date Changed Due to the COVID-19 level changes and restrictions, we’ve made the decision to reschedule this event to the 26th November. We will be sending out an email to all ticket holders soon with the rest of the details – by default, the tickets will be transferred to the new date, so…

Christchurch