Fresh from the Field — The Changer, makebardo

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the beautiful identity and packaging work for Queenstown based Mt. Rosa‘s The Changer mulled wine syrup, thanks to makebardo. If you’ve got new or recent work that you’d like to share in our weekly Fresh from the Field series email Zoë for details. About The story begins after several ski holidays in…

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5 Minutes with… makebardo

Ahead of the exciting Adobe Creative Jam event on February 16th, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Luis and Bren from Queenstown-based studio makebardo. Hi guys, can you tell our DA audience a little bit about who you are and what you do. makebardo is the collaborative experience of Creative Director Luis Viale and…

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2017 Design Assembly Poster Exhibition

Thanks to everyone who submitted posters for the 2017 DA Poster Exhibition. We received over 100 entries! Congratulations to the 15 designers who were selected to show this year at Objectspace in Auckland on 23 November, and at Exchange Christchurch on 30 November. We will be taking submissions for the 2018 DA Poster Exhibition from…

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Spark Festival provides a platform for exchange this August

Wintec’s city campus in Hamilton will once again be lit with creativity in August as the 19th annual Spark Festival opens, bringing a collection of thought leaders and creatives in the music, media, arts and design industries to students and public alike. Organised by Wintec’s School of Media Arts, the festival unites industry leaders from…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Make Bardo, March 2017

Welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work. Bren and Luis form Make Bardo – a creative design studio based in Queenstown that practices contemporary visual communication, specialising in packaging design , brand strategy and signage systems for national and international…

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Meet the designers: Adobe Creative Jam

Design Assembly proudly presents the Adobe Creative Jam this coming Thursday from 6pm at Thievery Studio. It’s an excellent opportunity to hear from local creative industry superstars makebardo, and Material as they share their processes and projects. Plus you’ll also be watching five talented designers compete in a tournament tackling a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative…

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Adobe Creative Jam: Feb 16th

Calling all Aucklanders for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on February 16th at Thievery Studio. Hear from local creative industry superstars including makebardo, and Material as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of designers compete in a tournament to…

2 years ago by

DA Conversations Podcast Series

In the second half of 2016 Design Assembly proudly commenced our Conversations series — a collection of podcasts where we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work. To date we have interviewed: Chris Flack, Design Director at Strategy Creative in Christchurch Make Bardo, a creative design studio based in Queenstown makebardo.com Johnson Witehira, Designer…

2 years ago by

Adobe Creative Jam: Feb 16th

Calling all Aucklanders for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over free food and beer. Join us on February 16th at Thievery Studio. Adobe Creative Jam Thursday, February 16th, 6.00–9.00pm Thievery Studio 203 Karangahape Rd Auckland Hear from local creative industry superstars including makebardo, and Material as they share their…

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