How can designers be better advocates for people and planet?

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. The authors of this […]

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The Power of Te Taiao (Nature) as a Metaphor for Design 

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. This month we’re celebrating Design & Te Ao Māori with interviews, projects features , and thought […]

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Māori troublemakers disrupting design for good.

By Karl Wixon.  Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Moriori, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Pākehā. Co-Chair Ngā Aho Inc.  Kaiārahi & Managing Director ARAHIA pathfinders. For June & July we are focusing on […]

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Design & Te Ao Māori

You may have noticed this year’s theme of ‘Design &…’ across Design Assembly. From Design & Women, Design & Planet, Design & Business and now as we move into the topic […]

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The planet’s calling. Who’s answering?

Reflections on Autumn Conversations — Design and Planet. For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 […]

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Design & … Business

You may have noticed this year’s theme of ‘Design &…’ across Design Assembly. From March’s Design & Women to April’s Design & Planet and now to as we move into […]

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How can I design a campaign encouraging consumers to participate in waste minimisation?

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. This article was written by […]

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Inspiring Change: Design Assembly’s Final Autumn Conversations Session for 2024

Hosted in the TSB Room at Christchurch’s Tūranga Central Library, Design Assembly’s final Design & Planet event for 2024, focused on planet-centered design, was a night of inspiration, exploration and […]

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The design industry as a force for climate impact, from pollution to solution

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. The author of this article, Antonia […]

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2024 Australian Good Design Awards Open for Entry

Keen to enter the 2024 Australian Good Design Awards this year? Then – Welcome to the year of the Design Effect. This year’s theme aims to showcase the profound ripple […]

3 months ago by

The Benefits of Biophilic Design

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. The author of this […]

3 months ago by

Design Assembly’s Events & Workshops coming up for 2024

Kia ora Friends! We’re back from the summer holidays feeling fresh and excited for what’s in store this year for our Design Assembly community. Here’s the events and workshops we […]

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AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Welcome to Design Assembly’s Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring the subject of Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

9 months ago by

Call for Interest: Design Assembly Workshop Teachers for 2024 Program

Design Assembly is thrilled to invite expressions of interest from passionate individuals to join us in nurturing and inspiring Aotearoa New Zealand’s design community through our 2024 workshop program. At […]

10 months ago by

From the Edges – Dana Fridman, PhD at School of Design Innovation, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka

In this article, we talk with Dana Fridman about her dissertation on ‘Socially Designed: A Prescription for Brain Health’ and postgraduate study in Design at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka.

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2023 Hot New Things: Lucca Sharplin, Interactive Design, Media Design School

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, […]

1 year ago by

Brand & Marketing Designer

Snapper’s Brand & Marketing Designer’s purpose is to create the visual assets that support our global and local marketing plans and our internal documentation and branding. They are essential to our presence in the global […]

2 years ago by

Senior Product Designer – contractor

It’s an exciting time at Springload Te Pipītanga! We’re growing our clients, so we’re looking for awesome people to join our team and help us make the things that matter, […]

2 years ago by

Meet Our Friends… Warren and Mahoney

We love the opportunity to get to know our DA friends better. Today we spoke to our friends Warren and Mahoney to learn more about how their brand design team […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Lily Wigglesworth, Media Design School

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final […]

2 years ago by

Thinking Differently – Cameron Sanders of CATO Brand Partners

Kate McGuinness recently sat down for a chat with Partner and Managing Director Cameron Sanders of Cato Brand Partners. From the Wellington studio, Cameron has played an integral role in […]

2 years ago by

The redesign of everything… with Louise Nash of Circularity

Today we continue our series profiling the podcasts we love! As a circular design and innovation partner, circularity are on a mission to help us solve the environmental challenges of […]

3 years ago by

Fresh From the Field — Round Theory Wines, by ONE Design

The 2020 Kātoitoi submissions highlighted environmental stewardship at its core of a lot of the mahi our community produced last year. One of the projects that stood out to the […]

3 years ago by

Graphic Designer – Intermediate

Are you an eco-warrior who is determined to use your profession working towards a greater good and helping save the planet?  This fantastic role will see you joining a team […]

4 years ago by

Graduate Show Preview: Adapt, Media Design School

We are previewing the talent on show at Media Design School Graduate Show Adapt opening this Friday 6th of November 5:00pm – 9:00pm Kathy Do ‘More than Movies’ The concept […]

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