Fresh From the Field — Reuben and Dan Watson’s Send a Sausage

Scrolling instagram one morning late last year we noted some of our DA friends were receiving anonymous sausages in the post. This fresh from the field profiles the fantastic initiative, doing some social good, that has seen a hilariously strong response – designers Rueben and Dan Watson has been inundated by hundreds of orders for…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Wellington panel, Wednesday 21 April 2021

WELLINGTON DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The Business of Design Today April 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Optimal Workshop, 25 Courtenay Place Get Tickets   One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s time to…

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Growing through Covid: what 2020 taught me as an agency owner

By Vaughn Davis, Creative Director and Owner – The Goat Farm Ltd It’s been a year or so, Facebook Memories tells me, since we stopped going out for a beer, became obsessed with making our own bread and started pinning posters of Doctors Ashley Bloomfield and Siouxsie Wiles over the pop stars and All Blacks…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Christchurch panel, Wednesday 14 April 2021

CHRISTCHURCH DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The business of design today April 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Plato Creative, 63 Manchester Street, Christchurch Get Tickets   One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s time…

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On the flipside, Ruslan Courtman

The transition from design student to designer can be tricky! Design internships provide an invaluable stepping stone towards professional practice and create continuity within the design profession. On the flip side profiles current design interns and the Aotearoa studios that are hosting them. We learn more about the emerging talents ambitions, the fresh perspectives they…

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WELLINGTON DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The Business of Design Today

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Autumn Conversations Series for 2021, taking place across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April. One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s time to check with you all and ask how…

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

Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us for our monthly online event where two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow.

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Fresh from the Field – Articulate Sans Typefafe and Specimen Book, Milk

Designed by Milk Design Agency Articulate Sans is a legibility enhanced typeface for people with low vision. The type specimen showcases the construction, character and effect of the typeface. The Brief: Millions suffer from poor or impaired vision and typography has a role to play in enhancing people’s everyday life through type functionality to improve…

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5 minutes with… Mona Gabr

We spoke with Media Design School Graduate Mona Gabr about her Award-winning project Pick a prototype tag system that assists people with disability when using public transport and her trans-Tasman work for Datacom.   Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick a design as a career path? I’ve always loved thinking outside…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Auckland panel – Thursday 8 April 2021

AUCKLAND DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The business of design today April 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monster Valley, 74 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central Register to attend One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s…

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Free Dumb Sessions, Lee Parkinson (Strategy Creative)

Looking for something to expand your mind this long weekend? Tune into Lee Parkinson’s Free Dumb Sessions podcast. Lee is the strategic director of Strategy Christchurch and describes himself as relentlessly curious, and fascinated with human behaviour “by what we actually do, not just what we say, think, or feel.” The DA team have been…

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Apr 21

WELLINGTON DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The Business of Design Today

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Autumn Conversations Series for 2021, taking place across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April. One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s time to check with you all and ask how…

Wellington

Apr 28

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

Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us for our monthly online event where two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow.

May 19

AKL DA Course: The Business of Design: a three-legged stool (Workshop Series)

This three-part short course has been designed to help studios large or small with continuous improvement of the things that keep an agency running well – clear and informed strategic planning, sound financial management and building great teams. Whether you have been in business for one year or many there’s always more to learn. As…

Auckland

May 27

DA Online Event – Under The Hood May, Two Designers & Two Projects with Adobe

Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us for our monthly online event where two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow.

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