Under the Hood with… Logan Bradley, Creative Director at Curative

Ahead of our next online Under The Hood event on 6 July, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Logan Bradley, creative director at Curative. Along with having a background in multimedia design, independent fashion, film production, and social work and an expert eye and contemporary aesthetic that has been responsible for many awarded…

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Bright Awards 2022: Entries opening in August

The Bright Award is a nationwide creative arts competition designed specifically for high school students. Winners receive a $1000 cash prize to continue pursuing their creative careers and a $3000 award for their school. Entries are in the categories of graphic design, photography, gaming, animation and web & interactive. Entries open to Year 12 and…

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Fresh From The Field — Curatif – By Marx Design

Marx Design walk us through their redesign for Curatif’s cocktails Essentials range.  Building upon the playful illustrative approach of the existing range, the team at Marx brought the energy of the drink’s provenance, history and occasion to life with collaged scenes out of nostalgic imagery to create a carefully managed balance of indulgent irreverence. Want…

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Pulse Check with Andy Wright, Streamtime CEO

This week we sat down with Streamtime CEO, Andy Wright, to chat everything from how to motivate remote based teams to their research findings with Never Not Creative on the affect of empathy based leadership on staff churn rates. Andy also shares with us his thoughts on leading and hiring for a healthier, happier team…

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Under the hood with … Ella Hampshire-Perks, Graphic Designer and Director of PERKS

Ahead of our next online Under The Hood event on 6 July, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Ella Hampshire-Perks of PERKS Ella is a Graphic Designer and Director of PERKS, a purposefully small branding studio that supports SME’s to grow through thought-led design. PERKS is a nimble and mostly remote studio that…

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DA Online Event – Under The Hood July, Two Designers & Two Projects

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

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WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your…

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In celebration of Matariki: Meet the artist Geoff Popham

Geoff Popham is the artist and designer whose visual designs can be seen on ANZ’s ATM screens across Aotearoa NZ this year in celebration of Matariki. In this article, we learn about Geoff’s creative background along with his inspiration and the meanings behind his design. Originally published on ANZ, watch the video here.    Geoff…

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Fresh From The Field — Creative HQ – Brand Identity – By Ocean Design

Ocean Design shared with us their design response behind their recent brand strategy and identity work for Creative HQ. After conducting research to hear from stakeholders, partners, and staff, the Ocean Design team identified a key connection – the ability to inspire bravery – as the link between all of Creative HQ’s programmes and used…

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Next Week: Hard Refresh 2022, a free virtual conference with Live Talks and Masterclasses

Our friends over at Streamtime will be running Hard Refresh, a free virtual conference on 28 June. During the event Streamtime will talk to top creative experts around the world through their live speaker sessions along with host masterclasses on a range of topics including Onboarding Large Teams, Managing Agile Products, and more.  See the…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Stephen McCarthy

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. Stephen is founder and co creative Director of McCarthy Design based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. He’s been designing for over 25 years, worked in small and large studios, made 5 albums in…

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Jul 06

DA Online Event – Under The Hood July, Two Designers & Two Projects

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

Jul 11

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your…

Wellington

Jul 12

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst…

Wellington

Aug 31

DA Online Event – Under The Hood August, Two Designers & Two Projects

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

Oct 26

DA Online Event – Under The Hood October, Two Designers & Two Projects

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.