Kiwi design studios recognized in the 2019 AGDA awards

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Held at the Queensland Art Gallery on 9 November, the Annual AGDA Design Awards saw our Aotearoa talent shine bright. With Kiwi studios picking up Pinnacle, Merits and Distinctions across the board.

Congratulations to all the finalists and we are especially proud of our DA friends RUN, Milk, One Design, Strategy Creative, Marx Design, Onfire Design, Dow Goodfolk and Fuman whose design excellence was recognised in multiple categories.

Cassels Brewing Co by Strategy Creative


Only Good Body Bars by Milk

Manuka Emporium Manuka Honey by Onfire Design

Hanleys Pet Food by Milk

The Brothers Green by Strategy Creative

Lower and Slower by Fuman

Marquis de Conflans Champagne (MDC) by One Design

The Good Luck Coconut by One Design

Tinker Tailor by Strategy Creative

Amongst a flood of craft beer work, Tinker Tailor stood out because it is based on a single-minded idea that has been followed through every aspect of the brand; from the product itself to the packaging to through to every line of copy and the even the merch. It starts with a fresh take on collaborative brewing and places it at the heart of the product. The name is brilliant. The way the twin labels mimic the collaboration is brilliant. Love every bit of it. So jealous. The only good news is that it is from New Zealand, so I don’t have to be confronted by my feelings of inadequacy every time a visit the beer section of a bottle shop.

Judges Choice — Mark Braddock

Blank Surfboards by Fuman

Crombie Lockwood Kakapo by Dow Goodfolk

Hyoumankind by Milk

Te Ōhaka by Strategy Creative


Pop’Set Promo by RUN

A Decade of Disruption – Basement Theatre by One Design

Hummingbird Coffee Roasters – Packaging by Fuman

East Rock – Packaging by Fuman

Luxerose Cocktail by Onfire Design

Tui Gardens – Essentials and Organic Range by Milk

The True Honey Co Rare Harvest by Marx Design Limited

Strangelove Lo-Cal Sodas by Marx Design Limited

Alpha Domus by One Design

Happy Hour Kombucha by One Design

La Fuente by One Design

You can see all the Australian & Aotearoa finalists by studio location and category here:

The AGDA awards aim to further the discussion about design and to stimulate the creative progress of our industry. They highlight every generation of talent, from students at colleges and universities, through to the long-established leaders of our profession.




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