Fresh from the Field — Kōkako exhibition stand, Auckland Coffee Festival by Design Dairy, Blink Boys and Angus Muir

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the Kōkako exhibition stand for the 2018 Auckland Coffee Festival by Design Dairy, Blink Boys and Angus Muir If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Brief Our brief to the team of creatives that helped us pull…

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland: UX Intensive Week — A week long introduction to user experience design

This course combines all our one day courses into a week long deep-dive into experience design. It takes you through a full digital UX project from initial research to finished design. The week is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some…

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Hot New Things — Hanna McLachlan, Massey

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Hanna McLachlan from Massey. Hanna McLachlan Bachelor of Design honours (Visual Communication Design major) Massey University You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you…

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Fresh from the Field — Creating a Buzz for Pharmapac by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features a new brand positioning, collateral and exhibition design for Pharmapac by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Pharmapac have been designing and manufacturing market leading plastic packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington: User Testing & Prototyping

User testing designs through prototyping helps us to safely explore risky ideas, get a feel for how real people will respond to our designs and most importantly lets us fail cheaply and privately instead of publicly and expensively. But how many users do we need? How do we identify what to test? How do we…

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Hot New Things — Abraar Patel, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Abraar Patel from Unitec. Abraar Patel Bachelor of Creative Enterprise Unitec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what your final…

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“looking into the rear-view mirror”: Peter Haythornthwaite, Design Generation 

Written by Lana Lopesi Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture We’re in the last few weeks of Peter Haythornthwaite: Design Generation a major survey exhibition of “one of New Zealand’s most influential industrial designers” currently on at Objectspace. Curated by design historian Michael Smythe, the exhibition…

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5 Mins With… Johnson McKay, Creative Strategist at Fly

Ahead of two workshops Johnson McKay is running for Design Assembly covering Client Attraction & Relationship Building Skills and Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design in both Auckland and Wellington, we sat down with the Creative Strategist to find out a little more about his work and the influences behind it. First off, can you introduce yourself…

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DA Workshop Auckland: ‘Wine & Type’ with Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black — Thursday 17th May

Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black will guide participants through a wine tasting, drawing based workshop where participants will use visual language to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s wine culture in a series of guided briefs (to design a sequence of wine labels). It is a social and interactive evening, sure to delight the senses!

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Fresh from the Field — The Chaat Company by Hardhat Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features an identity for The Chaat Company, an Indian company specialising in Indian snacks set design by Hardhat Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The identity for Chaat brings the visual language of the…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Becca O’Shea

In the lead up to DA’s 10th birthday celebrations in March 2019, A Brush With Design asks 10 designers who have been involved with DA at various times to nostalgically recount their first memory of encountering design. In this second iteration we spoke with Becca O’Shea, Art Director from Little Giant. Hi I’m Becca an…

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Apr 27

DA Workshop Wellington: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design — Friday 27th April

There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

Wellington

Apr 27

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: Introduction to User Research

Probably no other area of design has more impact on how successful your initial design decisions are going to be than user research. Most of us aren’t designing for ourselves, and a good understanding of who our users are and what their needs are is vital for successful design. This course teaches you how to…

Wellington

May 11

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: Information Architecture 101 — Introduction to Information Architecture

Learning how to organise, describe and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that makes up UX design. Information architecture is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them. This introductory course teaches you the basics of designing…

Auckland

May 17

DA Workshop Auckland: ‘Wine & Type’ with Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black — Thursday 17th May

Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black will guide participants through a wine tasting, drawing based workshop where participants will use visual language to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s wine culture in a series of guided briefs (to design a sequence of wine labels). It is a social and interactive evening, sure to delight the senses!

Auckland

May 25

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: Information Architecture 101 — Introduction to Information Architecture

Learning how to organise, describe and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that makes up UX design. Information architecture is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them. This introductory course teaches you the basics of designing…