Pepeha.nz – An internal kaupapa by Designworks for Aotearoa

This year Designworks undertook a personal studio project and created Pepeha.nz – a website to help all New Zealanders introduce themselves in Te Reo Māori, through pepeha.  Encouraging everyone to learn the stories behind their pepeha and share them with pride.

In this article Anzac Tasker, Design Director at Designworks talks about the project, its intent, the design elements and where it will go from here.

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Fresh from the Field — Outline by Studio South

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy, collateral and digital environment for Outline by Studio South If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: The Outline project, envisioned by Fearon Hay Architects, features six 95m2 freehold lots with…

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Smells like Fresh Print — Pop’set Stationery for Troy Goodall Photography

Brought to you by B&F Papers, the Smells Like Fresh Print series celebrates the beauty and tactile qualities of recently created, selected print projects. This week we share attention grabbing collateral using Pop’set. Project Title: Troy Goodall Photography Studio / Design team: Fuman Design Client: Troy Goodall Printer: Centurion / GTO Printers Production methods: Business Cards: Stock – Pop’set Poppy 240gsm, Letterpress,…

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Fresh from the Field — Platen Magazine Branding by Black & White Studios

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy, identity and magazine design for Platen Magazine by Black & White Studios. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. Brief Platen is an emerging literary magazine launching in early 2019. A quarterly…

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Digital Jungle Exhibition – Yoobee School of Design

Digital Jungle Exhibition – opens tonight from 5.30pm Yoobee School of Design welcomes you to their end of year exhibitions. Yoobee School of Design | Level 4 | 5.30pm | Wednesday  5th December A combined Diploma exhibition for: Creative Digital Design, Web and UX Design, 3D Production (Level 6), Game Art and Development (Level 7)

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Postgraduate Design Research – Diana Albarrán González, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Diana Albarrán González from AUT. Diana Albarrán González Doctor of Philosophy in Design and Indigenous Art Auckland University of Technology Tell us about your research. My research…

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Riffing Off Walters: the art of distinguishing ourselves

Written by Michael Smythe Supported by Creative New Zealand  Gordon Walters has gifted us a visual language that is capable of representing New Zealand’s bicultural foundation in infinitely variable ways. It is a legacy to be valued and handled with care by professional designers. In this article Michael Smythe records the personal experiences, and interesting connections,…

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Fresh From The Field — Only Good Soap by Milk

This week’s Fresh From The Field features new packaging for Only Good by Milk. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details BREIF CONTEXT: With current consumer trends firmly towards health, wellness, simplicity and sustainability, the humble soap is making a comeback –…

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How to work with clients who micro-manage

Written by Sarah Ritchie You’ve created a masterpiece of an event poster for your client. Your client asks you to make the headline bigger, move an item from the bottom to the top, change out the picture and – while you’re at it – change the colours too. All of a sudden your poster (lovingly…

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Ask the Experts: What skills do you think will be needed by future designers?

Written by Hollie Arnett Supported by Creative New Zealand There are so many talented creatives with years of combined experience and a variety of skills in the design industry. Since there are no right or wrong answers and no one true source when it comes to design advice, Hollie Arnett brings you Ask the Experts –…

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Fresh from the Field — NO UGLY by Culture&Theory

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy, identity and packaging solution for NO UGLY by Culture&Theory If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. NO UGLY The wellness category is littered with functional products, all hanging their hat on…

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Unitec Gradfest 2018 Opening Night

Unitec Gradfest 2018 Opening Night You are warmly invited to join us for the Grand Opening of 2018 Unitec Gradfest. Thursday 22nd November Official opening: 6:00pm From architecture and design to contemporary arts and computing, Unitec will be celebrating and showcasing the creative work and achievements of this year’s stellar end-of-year and graduating students Gradfest…

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NOW events celebrate a new generation of creatives at Wintec

Opening Night: Thursday 22 November From 5pm Exhibition Opening Hours:  23-25 Nov 10am -3pm Location: R Block, Wintec City Campus, Collingwood St, Hamilton. Contact: luke.mcconnell@wintec.ac.nz Website:  https://www.wintec.ac.nz/about-wintec/news/article/2018/11/08/now-events-celebrate-a-new-generation-of-creatives-at-wintec A new generation of designers, photographers, musicians and multimedia students will reveal their work in NOW, a showcase of creative work by 2018 Wintec School of Media Arts students from Monday 12 – Sunday…

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Debrief: Otago Polytechnic Graduate Exhibition 2018

DEBRIEF – Graduate Design Exhibition 21 – 25 NOVEMBER THE HUB, FORTH STREET, DUNEDIN Treat your senses at this varied and vibrant Design showcase, featuring surprising, clever and insightful objects and creations. Featuring hand-made garments and accessories, spatial design solutions, print media and publications, graphic design, photography, web and film projects; this year’s event exhibits…

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Smells like Fresh Print — Pop’Set

Brought to you by B&F Papers, the Smells Like Fresh Print series celebrates the beauty and tactile qualities of recently created, selected print projects. This week we share Pop’Set. This promotion aims to reveal through the diecuts, the wide range of this colourful uncoated paper and board, Pop’Set. Seventeen colours in one piece are shown through the case, thanks to…

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Friends of the Sea

Friends of the Sea is just that… a collective of talented creatives who share a love for the ocean. The idea formed in 2017 when artist Greg Straight and wife Hannah (Duett Design) were looking for a way to combine Greg’s creativity and his love of surfing and the ocean. Bring on-board a few of NZ’s…

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The Art and Design of Roy Good, an Interview

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture This is not your first retrospective exhibition at Te Uru, I’m interested to know what might be new in your upcoming exhibition Parrallel Universe: The Art and Design of Roy Good which opens next month? I have…

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Concept Store: Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018

Opening night: 16 November 6pm – 9pm Location: Generator (GridAKL) 12 Madden Street, Auckland 1010 Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018 will showcase work from the Batchelor of Media Design, Bachelor of Art & Design, Bachelor of Creative Technologies and the Bachelor of Software Engineering alongside the Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies programme. A diverse…

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Fresh From The Field — Zoe & Morgan by Coda Design Studio

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the brand and recent collateral design for Zoe & Morgan by Coda Design Studio. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details Designer Sarah Callesen has been working on the brand with siblings Zoe, Morgan…

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GD18: Whitecliffe Graphic Design Graduate Show

Opening Night: Friday 16th November 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Exhibition Opening Hours: Saturday 17th November, 10am – 4pm Location: Demo Space, 21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gd18exhibition/ Website: https://gd18exhibition.com/ GD18 is a graduate exhibition of Graphic Design students from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. The exhibition takes inspiration from the interface of Adobe Indesign, the exhibition space…

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5 Minutes with… Illustrator, Rebecca Ter Borg

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to check in with illustrator Rebecca Ter Borg to find out a bit more about her latest work, what inspires it and how she juggles it all. What have you been working on since we last chatted with you? I’ve been fortunate enough to have some really satisfying jobs and…

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Ask the Experts: What is the number one piece of advice you have heard about being a designer?

Written by Hollie Arnett Supported by Creative New Zealand There are so many talented creatives with years of combined experience and a variety of skills in the design industry. Since there are no right or wrong answers and no one true source when it comes to design advice, Hollie Arnett brings you Ask the Experts –…

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Fresh from the Field — Amino Mantra by Curious

This week’s Fresh From The Field features branding for Amino Mantra by Curious. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. At Amino Mantra they prefer their plants in the buff, just like mother nature made them. When it comes to health and…

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Now and Then — Adam van Kampen

Written by Annie McCulloch, Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who’ve been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment. We get their thoughts and feedback about their new roles and their work. Our latest Now and Then is with Adam van Kampen, a Designer at Strategy Creative. Adam, as a US ex pat,…

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