Fresh From the Field — Te Whāriki Kiokio Interactive Installation by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell

This week’s Fresh From The Field features an Interactive Installation Te Whāriki Kiokio by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Te Whāriki Kiokio came from a passion to see traditional Māori art fused with a modern art…

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Smells Like Fresh Print — Keaykolour Notebook

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 Keaykolour Notebook. The Creative Process – Take Note We have all experienced the highs and lows of the creative process and the light-hearted illustrations take this journey from start to finish. The…

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Networks of Exceptionally Creative Women

Written by Lana Lopesi Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Founded in 1980, the Association of Women Artists formed as a supportive network to connect women artists practicing in isolation and to also highlight and raise awareness of the institutional structures as well as art…

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Fresh From The Field — Hutchinsons by Marx Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new identity for Hutchinsons by Marx Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Since their humble beginnings in 1914, Hutchinsons has been scouring the globe discovering a world of cheese, bringing their delicious…

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An Automatic Introduction to Automata Through Yoobee

Eli Tucker is the Assistant Head of Faculty for Multimedia and also a tutor at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand.  He gives his insight into producing the Automata webseries. Ever since I’ve been working in the creative industries I’ve known talking to people and making connections opens doors.  It’s also who I…

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Spotlight – Liane McGee from Fortyfive, Wellington

Written by Kate McGuinness Fortyfive are a boutique Wellington design studio which believes work should be fun, challenging and hands-on. Creative director Liane McGee and her small team work across a range a media, from brand identity to exhibition design for clients such as Kaffee Eis and The National Library of New Zealand. In this DA interview, Lianne chats to…

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Designer and Mum, and Everything In-between

Written by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand Lana Lopesi is the editor of Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the second in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

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Fresh From The Field — LUX Light Festival by Strategy Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a campaign for this years LUX Light Festival by Strategy Creative. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief LUX Light Festival is a free public light festival that turns Wellington into a captivating…

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5 Mins With… Jeff Burch – Speaker at 2018 Spark International Festival

Jeff Burch works as art director at W Magazine and Conde Nast in New York. Burch has the kind of graphic design career dreams are made of and it all started after he graduated from Wintec in 2004 with a Bachelor of Media Arts. He’s back home to share his insights at Spark International Festival…

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PANZ Book Design Awards 2018 Winners

A warm congratulations from Design Assembly to all of the winners of the PANZ Book Design Awards 2018! ThePANZ Book Design Awards 2018 winners are: Gerard Reid Award for Best Book Sponsored by Nielsen Book: New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the art of museum diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Lindsay Yee

In the lead up to DA’s 10th birthday celebrations in March 2019, A Brush With Design asks 10 designers who have been involved with DA at various times to nostalgically recount their first memory of encountering design. In this fifth iteration we spoke with designer Lindsay Yee. Rachelle George walked across the room, room 10 to be…

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Design Assembly’s Spring 2018 workshop season in Auckland

DA’s Spring 2018 workshop season in Auckland is upon us! Tickets to be released VERY soon. To keep up with the latest news, follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. — With thanks to our awesome venue sponsor, Objectspace. August Living the Freelance Life Fri—31st Aug 9am—12pm Objectspace, 13 Rose Rd, Ponsonby A morning of conversations to survive self-employment. With…

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Fresh from the Field — Harker Herbals by Curious

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy and packaging for Harker Herbals by Curious. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Nature meets science Harker Herbals have created a new generation of powerful, 100% natural plant-based formulations that are targeted…

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Spark Festival internship gives Wintec student valuable insight into the design world

Third-year Wintec design student Alice Leonard was selected to be an intern at Area Design to work on Wintec’s Spark Festival campaign under the guidance of the design agency. What has been valuable from this experience, what have you learnt, what have been the highlights? It’s been really good seeing how things work in the…

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Now and Then: Hannah Morris

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 Hannah Morris, a Designer at Insight Creative. Hannah, thanks for being involved in Now…

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Typefaces in Exhibition Spaces: There is no such thing as a New Zealand typeface at Objectspace

Written by Lana Lopesi Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Curated by Wendy Kaplan and direct from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Design, 1930–1965 Living in a Modern Way at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in 2013 was an exhibition which absolutely…

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Fresh from the Field – Waitemata Honey Face Cream by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the brand and packaging for Waitemata Honey Face Cream by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. In such an over saturated and competitive market sector as New Zealand Manuka Honey, brands need to…

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The Big Two Zero: Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design turns 20

A few years ago, I was asked to speak at Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design and I was blown away by my fellow speakers, the staff and students at Wintec and this amazing festival which I had never taken the opportunity to attend before. In just a few short weeks, it…

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Floppy Disks, Flash and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: How is Technology Changing Design?

Written by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand Lana Lopesi is the editor of Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the first in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

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Fresh from the Field — Rhodes Physiotherapy Brand Identity by RUN

This week’s Fresh From The Field features identity design for Rhodes Physiotherapy by RUN. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Brief Rhodes Physiotherapy is a physiotherapy practise based in Auckland. The team are young, vibrant and greatly experienced in sports physiotherapy.…

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Come Together: Design Societies, Professional Associations, Conferences, and Coworking

Written by K. Emma Ng Supported by Creative New Zealand Emma Ng is a contributor to Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the third in a four part series on design and its support structures that enable us to nurture,…

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Fresh from the Field — Picnic Jackson Hole by Hardhat Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features a brand and identity creation for Picnic Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Hardhat Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Serial restauranteurs and bakers Ali and Kevin Cohane open a new coffee shop and restaurant in…

2 months ago by

5 Minutes with… Illustrator, Giselle Clarkson

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with Wellington based Secret World of Butterflies illustrator Giselle Clarkson to find out a bit more about her work and what inspires it. Can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you first got started in the industry.…

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Semi Permanent 2018: The Coachella for Creatives

Semi Permanent takes over Aotea Centre for three days for the first time  The Coachella for creatives, entrepreneurs and future thinkers, Semi Permanent is returning to Auckland and will run for the first time across three days from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th August at Aotea Centre. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2018, Semi Permanent…

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