Kūmara Awards shine a spotlight on great placemaking in Wellington 

Five unique and diverse projects that have connected communities and transformed random spaces into meaningful places have been recognised in the Wellington region’s first placemaking awards. The Kūmara Awards are run by Placemaking Aotearoa and are supported by Hutt City Council.  The Awards recognise and celebrate great placemaking – a collaborative process where people work…

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AUT AD21 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. The online artanddesign.aut.ac.nz exhibition represents the culmination of an educational experience; exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies, reflecting the School’s ambition to foster the…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Louise Kellerman

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. This podcast is a little different from usual. Designer and long-time DA collaborator, Lindsay Yee interviews Louise Kellerman, Founder and Director of Design Assembly about where she comes from, how she…

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Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington 2021 Graduation Exhibition

EOYE 2021 is the annual end of year exhibition of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington showcasing an impressive range of talent by third-year students from the Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa—Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. These are the creative thinkers, makers, minds, designers and architects of the future—soon to be shaping our Aotearoa, and…

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Fresh From The Field — Welcome to Nowhere 2022 By Emily Stevens Studio

Emily Stevens Studio worked with Welcome to Nowhere, an independent music and arts festival, to create an updated look and feel for 2022. After initially creating the festival’s 2021 identity, the refreshed identity focuses on the local flora and fauna, using these taonga to express the diversity and uniqueness of the event, along with the…

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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 25th February. 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…

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5 minutes with…Ryan Shields, Visual Designer

Ahead of our next Wellington DA Event: EOY Wrap Party, we had a chat to one of our speakers, Ryan Shields. Ryan is creative visual designer type. He loves making work that is playful and beautifully crafted. He loves when work makes people smile, makes a difference and makes a compelling story. He believes that…

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Making your website or app accessible

As the world becomes ever more digital – a process that’s been accelerated by the covid pandemic – it’s even more important that no-one is left behind. Follow these tips for making your website or app accessible – originally published on https://www.belab.co.nz/items/making-your-website-or-app-accessible. Most of us use websites and apps every day, without even thinking about…

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2021 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

November is always a busy month with the Graphic Design Graduate Shows across Aotearoa. Check out the online exhibitions or head along to discover your local talent, see what this generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help welcome these graduates to our professional community. (Check back! This post will be…

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Fresh From The Field – Te Anau Time Campaign by Strategy

Strategy creates “Te Anau Time”, to inspire Kiwi’s to visit Te Anau. Using captivating photographs and simple typography, Te Anau Time is set to inspire travellers that there has never been a better time than now to experience and explore one of New Zealand’s most diverse regions. Want to submit your own work to Fresh…

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Feb 25

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 25th February. 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…

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