Fresh From the Field — He Korowai Oranga by FLY

Ahead of our upcoming Te Ao Māori and Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa events in Auckland and Wellington, we invited workshop facilitator Johnson Mckay, to share some recent mahi. Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health commissioned Fly to bring He Korowai Oranga to life. The strategy delivers long term healthy futures for Māori, Johnson and his…

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Fresh From the Field — GSM16

This Fresh from the Field features the latest edition of GSM magazine, a bi-annual publication produced by BJ Ball Papers dedicated to celebrating graphic design in print right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The Brief: Launched in 2014, GSM magazine has been developed to be a reference tool pitched at both the visual communication and…

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5 minutes with… Matthias Bucher

Scrolling Linkedin recently a bright bold and brilliant billboard for The Safe Space Alliance caught our eye. We reached out to NZ Aids Foundation designer Matthias Bucher to learn more about the billboard (& the community response), the important work he is doing, the shape of the NZAF creative team and Matthias aspirations for the…

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Follow the paper trail: publications in the archive

What does it mean to be ‘bookish’ in these days of Hypertext? I think of ancient stories carefully transcribed as words and images onto vellum. Bound into a unique volume, they survive the ages by bunking with other rare and antiquarian books inside a climate-controlled library somewhere. I also think of our World Wide Web,…

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Fresh From the Field — Deja by Milk

This Fresh From the Field features a zero waste pet food with a confident yet playful design outcome from Milk. Designing for both pets and planet, the shape grammar of the Deja workdmark is an intelligent nod to the end consumer as the “face of the brand”. With illustrations punctuating the optimistic green typography, the…

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DA Online Event – Under The Hood May

With thanks to G.F. Smith & Paper Source, you are invited to join us for an online lunchtime conversation. Wednesday 26 May 2021 12.30pm – 1.30pm Online Zoom Webinar Register now With thanks to G.F. Smith and Paper Source, you are invited to grab your lunch and join us for an online conversation This month’s…

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CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Digital Accessibility for Designers

Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register now   Ensuring the accessibility of your digital products can feel daunting, especially when you’re already faced with budget constraints, pressure to deliver faster and unknown technical dependencies. But…

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 2021 AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

RECOGNISING THE VERY BEST IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN   The 2021 Good Design Awards are open for entries across 12 Design Disciplines. The Awards recognise the very best in design and innovation in Australia and overseas. The Awards are one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world and celebrate excellence…

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Tune into Australia’s premier Design, Business and Culture event from Aotearoa.

Kia ora friends, stepping out from the collective DA team voice here to talk to share my (Nicole Arnett Phillips) personal experience with The Design Conference “The Design Conference is an event for creatives. We navigate more than the future of design — but what design means in the hearts and minds of the worlds…

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5 minutes with… Dr Chandra Harrison

DA spoke with Access advisor, UX researcher and designer Dr Chandra Harrison about universal design, accessibility and what the design community can do to ensure their work is more inclusive. She is the Managing Director of Digital Accessibility for Access Advisors, an initiative of Blind and Low Vision NZ, helping organisations understand and implement digital…

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Blutui® rewards frontend developers with BluBonds

DA partners Blutui are offering front-end web developers and creative agency subscribers an opportunity with BluBonds.  Aotearoa martech company Blutui, is a platform aimed squarely at advertising agencies, creative studios and their front-end web developer talent. Blutui offers BluBond rewards to users who build 5 or more sites on the platform and further Blubonds will…

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

May 26

DA Online Event – Under The Hood May

With thanks to G.F. Smith & Paper Source, you are invited to join us for an online lunchtime conversation. Wednesday 26 May 2021 12.30pm – 1.30pm Online Zoom Webinar Register now With thanks to G.F. Smith and Paper Source, you are invited to grab your lunch and join us for an online conversation This month’s…

Jun 03

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Digital Accessibility for Designers

Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register now   Ensuring the accessibility of your digital products can feel daunting, especially when you’re already faced with budget constraints, pressure to deliver faster and unknown technical dependencies. But…

Christchurch

Jun 10

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Digital Accessibility for Designers

Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register now   Ensuring the accessibility of your digital products can feel daunting, especially when you’re already faced with budget constraints, pressure to deliver faster and unknown technical dependencies. But…

Auckland

Jun 16

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

Prices: $400+gst Professional | $300+gst Design Assembly Friend | $100+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets   Tēnā koutou, nau mai, haere mai! Design has a major influence in how culture, society and perceptions are shaped and defined.  Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and connection…

Auckland

Jun 16

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: No signal found – creating great campaigns without TV

Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register Now   In this workshop we’ll explore how to create an effective campaign without having to rely on TV. It will be hands-on and high-energy. We’ll show you a few…

Wellington