Design Assembly started back in 2008, with a desire to see some get-togethers geared specifically towards graphic designers in Auckland. Founder Louise Kellerman invited her design friends to gather for a casual meet up at Lee Ter Wal design studio and it snowballed from there. “All I ever wanted for Design Assembly was to become the community that myself as a 21-year-old female design graduate craved. In the peer-to-peer relationships that are supportive, encouraging and uplifting through to the mentoring relationships that form between all of the different people that come together and hopefully lead to working relationships and lasting friendships.”
Over the last 10 years we have grown to serve the national community, the website has taken on a life of its own and the events are a regular feature throughout the year in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington and Christchurch. Today as we wrap our 10th year (and press pause for a summer break), we wanted to express gratitude to our amazing DA friends, schools and industry partners all of whom help us help you…
Not already a DA friend?
The support of designers and design studios genuinely helps to keep DA going and growing. DA operates as a social enterprise and the people behind it do so much of it for the love of the community. We are strongest when we work with the people at the back and move forward with them, supporting them from behind and cheering them on – in this way, we all reach the finish line – together. If we can get the design masses behind DA as DA Friends, we will realise the dream of being a sustainable community and go on to do all the crazy big ideas that we have waiting in the wings – the power is in your hands to co-create the Design Assembly community you want to be a part of in 2020 and beyond!
Learn more and sign up now at: designassembly.org.nz/friends
The DA team are taking a break over the summer. We look forward to seeing you again in 2020. Huge thanks to our Auckland host Jamiee Haris for her fabulous festive lettering.