Meet The Speakers – DA Christchurch Social Event

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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA EOY Social Events, taking place in Wellington and Christchurch this year. This year’s speakers include:

Tim & Honey – Plato Creative


Tim O’Neill – Creative Lead

A multi-disciplinary creative with graphic design beginnings, over the past decade Tim has found himself doing a little bit of everything. From kicking through the start-up app scene to crafting type for his foundry to creating TV commercials. Currently his nine-to-five consists of brand strategy and identity with a diverse range of clients as a creative lead at Plato Creative. When he’s out of office he’s juggling dribbly toddlers and a lovely sleep deprived wife or vice versa, with the occasional opportunity to exercise creativity brief-less (without a brief, not the other thing).

Tim will be talking about a passion project that keeps his mind fresh and catches others off guard. As well as alongside Honey, a side hustle of web design in the cryptocurrency space.

Honey Quipanes –
Senior Digital Designer
Honey is a digital designer with experience in both creative and tech industries. She has worked in Manila, Singapore, Auckland, and Christchurch. She loves to create positive user experiences as well as visually engaging web and digital interfaces.
Alongside Tim, Honey will discuss her recent works of NFT websites and the journey of creating her NFT collection.


Morgan Harper

Morghan is a junior marketing coordinator by day and freelance illustrator by night. She has an invested interest in how visual communication can encourage conversations around mental health and assist people on their well-being journeys. Although illustration is her core passion Morghan welcomes any chance to gain new skills and has a curiosity for anything that creates a connection with people.

Morghan will be talking about Mum’s Voices, an animation based project from SubCreators, with the funding and support of Like Minds Like Mine. It tells the story of a young boy and his experience with his mother who lives with schizophrenia. Intending to eventually present the animation in schools, this project hopes to build empathy towards those in our community who experience similar things as well as spark conversations amongst our tamariki.


Lindsay Yee

Lindsay Yee (余杰峰) is a graphic designer born and raised in Ōtautahi Christchurch, he studied visual communications at CPIT and moved to Tāmaki in 2010. Lindsay works as a designer in studios and agencies in Tāmaki, with work in brand identity design. With his own practice, Lindsay focuses on arts and culture, specifically exploring representation of Chinese people in Aotearoa. He has worked with organisations within the fine arts, theatre, film, music and design.

Lindsay will talk about self initiated design work that has led to an exhibition at Objectspace in Auckland.




  • DA Friends get FREE tickets (Including DA Schools students, studio and individual friends. Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.)
  • $20 per person if you’re not a DA Friend yet – this goes towards covering the costs of putting this event on, and you’ll get a drink and nibbles included.

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