Never Not International Womens Day

If 2020 taught us one thing, women are still a long way from equality and equity. Globally, women bore the brunt of the physical, emotional and financial impacts of the pandemic with their livelihoods affected at almost twice the rate of men. As International Women’s Day 2021 passes, Never Not Creative say enough really is…

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Baggy Pants and Butter Paper… Sophie George, Motion Design

This interview is the fourth in a series from Hamish Besley (@hamo.b) a third-year student at Victoria University Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. Each interview was first published in Baggy Pants and Butter Paper, an editorial publication for students by students (conceived in Hamish’s final year of study). The…

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Meet our Friends… Danny Carlsen — Head of Design at Shine

We love the opportunity to get to know our DA friends better, so we’re happy to get the chance to speak with Danny Carlsen — Head of Design at Shine Limited. We spoke to Danny about his career journey, the creative culture they have fostered at Shine, empowering team members to contribute and cross-pollination within…

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Aotearoa Design Archive Submissions Extension

Kātoitoi is a verb meaning to respond… We received feedback that the submissions window for the 2020 Aotearoa Design Archive pilot was too tight for broad participation from our community. We have listened and in response have extended the call for submissions and project delivery. The new (and final) deadline for submissions is midnight March…

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Fresh From the Field — Changemaker by Milk

This Fresh From the Field features a bold design outcome and bolder kaupapa for a life-changing beer. Milk created a brand of distinction, with significant heart. Disrupting the national beverage market and providing financial independence to the brewers.    The Brief: Disability is something that happens when people with impairments face barriers in society. It’s…

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WELLINGTON: DA Workshop – Branding by Fire

Have you always heard about the power of branding but wondered where to start? Whether you’re working on a brand for yourself, your business or a client, creating a good brand isn’t easy – however starting with an effective brand strategy is a great way to begin.
We’ll be learning while creating a simple, yet powerful brand strategy from woh to go. This isn’t just theory being presented via PowerPoint, we’re getting our hands dirty. Join us for a fun, fast paced session and leave with a better idea on where to start when it comes to brand.

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AUCKLAND: DA Workshop – Writing for Designers

Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word.

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By Day By Night, Marcos Mortensen Steagall, AUT

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own personal design practice. Today we hear from Marcos Mortensen Steagall a senior lecturer and Programme Leader of the Communication Design course from the Auckland University…

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Fresh From the Field — Wonder Horse, PAN and Blutui

Hello Friday! Feeling Parched? This Fresh from the Field features University of Waikato Design student Ruslan Courtman’s mahi to create the perfect cocktail site wonderhorse.co.nz during an internship at Hamilton-based digital agency PAN® The Love Agency™, some spectacular digital design brought to life with Blutui, PLUS a refreshing signature cocktail recipe to start your weekend off…

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Fresh From The Field – Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa

Bold yellow, bold thought. The latest release from independent publisher GLORIA Books is Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa, edited and designed by Katie Kerr. Today’s Fresh from the Field coincides with the Auckland book launch for this curated collection of stories and essays, from thirty of New Zealand’s art and design leaders.…

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Meet our Friends… David Bourke, iceberg

We love the opportunity to get to know our DA friends better, so we’re happy to get the chance to speak with David Bourke, iceberg’s Creative Director (who is also presenting at Under the Hood this Wednesday the 24th of February.) We spoke to David about his career path (highlighting a thread of music), the…

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Mar 10

WELLINGTON: DA Workshop – Branding by Fire

Have you always heard about the power of branding but wondered where to start? Whether you’re working on a brand for yourself, your business or a client, creating a good brand isn’t easy – however starting with an effective brand strategy is a great way to begin.
We’ll be learning while creating a simple, yet powerful brand strategy from woh to go. This isn’t just theory being presented via PowerPoint, we’re getting our hands dirty. Join us for a fun, fast paced session and leave with a better idea on where to start when it comes to brand.

Wellington

Mar 17

AUCKLAND: DA Workshop – Writing for Designers

Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word.

Auckland

Mar 24

DA Online Event – Under The Hood March, 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.

Apr 07

WELLINGTON DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The Business of Design

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2021 series; the Wellington edition taking place on Wednesday 7 April. Come join the DA community for an evening of conversation and celebration. Speakers and more details announced shortly.   6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 7 April Optimal Workshop 25 Courtenay Place Wellington Tickets: FREE for DA Friends…

Wellington

Apr 07

AUCKLAND DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The Business of Design

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Autumn Conversations Series for 2021, taking place across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April. Our 2021 theme will centre on The Business of Design, a particularly poignant topic as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID. Come join the DA community for an evening of conversation and celebration. Take…

Auckland