Under The Hood with… Matt Power

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 6th of August. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Under The Hood with… Leah Surynt

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 6th of August. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Fresh from the Field — Michael McManus Architects by Grafik

This Fresh From The Field features a bold and intelligent architectural identity and website by Nick de Jardine, Creative Director / Web Developer at Grafik. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: Michael McManus Architects is a boutique…

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Field Guide 2020: Keri Whaitiri

This Field Guide article sits within a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and challenges…

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PUSH PLAY Ramp Connects

Design Assembly is a long-time supporter of Wintec School of Media Arts’ Ramp Festival – this year the event has adapted to the extraordinary times we find ourselves in with an alternative format Ramp Connects Podcasts. The series is now live and features award-winning journalist, Aimie Cronin in conversation with creatives from the fields of…

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Hot New Things 2020: Nitya Handa, Yoobee Colleges

Typically each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. Earlier this month Wanda Thurlow shared an online exhibition from Yoobee Colleges mid-year graduates – so we broke with our summer tradition to chat with Nitya Handa from Yoobee Colleges School of Design, about her work, what lead her…

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Fresh from the Field — NoIssue by Pixelpush

In this Fresh From the Field, Pixelpush tells us how they helped their longterm client Noissue evolve their brand narrative with a fun, new cross-discipline explainer video full of intrigue to convert viewers to customers! If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz …

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Field Guide 2020: Speaking with your ears

This Field Guide article sits within a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and challenges…

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Fresh from the Field — Mac’s Cans by Dow Goodfolk

DA ❤️’s  Mac’s product and their distinctive and playful aesthetic treatments, this Fresh From The Field by Dow Goodfolk amplifies everything we know and love about Mac’s. Rich visual narrative in their new can range transports us to a brave new world for each brew. If you have new or recent work that you would…

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Field Art: Lucie Blaževská

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Lucie blaževská How would you describe your illustration/artwork style? Vibrant, dynamic and playful digital illustrations. Is illustration your full-time gig or how does it fit around the other mix of work you do? I…

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Fresh from the Field — The Art of Matariki by Fly

Matariki is a celebration of culture, language and people. So to mark Matariki this year, Fly created a beautiful campaign to inspire us all to seek renewal, reflection and reconnection through the Matariki season. Fly have generously offered one of their phenomenal limited edition letter-pressed artworks to give away. To go in the draw, follow…

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Fresh from the Field — HumanForest by Studio South

The innovative brand identity for HumanForest featured in our July Under the Hood Event, we asked Studio South senior designer Elliot Stansfield to share more about this project. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: HumanForest is a…

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Book Love: A Typographic Journey

DA is a team effort and most often we write as a collective. But today I am very much here in the first person. In 2008 I was incredibly burnt out and bought my first letterpress machine as a form of art therapy. I love all things type and print and now have a collection…

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Field Art: Cameron MacDonald 

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Cameron MacDonald    Can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and what led you to design? I reside in Wellington NZ but am originally from Palmerston…

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Field Guide 2020: Designing a new Aotearoa

This Field Guide article sits within a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and challenges…

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Fresh from the Field — New Zealand Bankers Association by White Rabbit

This Fresh From The Field breaks down the complexities of online fraud to ensure our vulnerable communities are protected. New Zealand Bankers Association commissioned White Rabbit, to educate the elderly on some of the things to look out for when it comes to online scams in this print campaign. If you have new or recent…

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Field Guide 2020: Our Opportunity

This Field Guide article is part of a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and…

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By Day By Night, Ali Cowley – Media Design School

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own personal design practice. Today we hear from Ali Cowley who works at Media Design School     What is your official title at work? Art…

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Field Art: Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho How would you describe your illustration/artwork style? Digital illustrative art, but I also focus heavily on outlining, so illustrative digital line art also fit. Is illustration your full-time gig or how…

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Fresh from the Field – Muddy Moa

This Fresh From The Field tackles the difficult topics of bullying and peer-pressure with thoughtful, distinctly Aotearoa design full of joy, kindness and delight to inspire empathy and deepen understanding. The design and visuals for Muddy Moa are a collaborative effort between Ryan Romanes Studio, Joe Carrington, and Rascality Studio If you have new or…

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Field Guide 2020: Karl Wixon

This Field Guide podcast is the fifth in a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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We ❤️ MG

We were incredibly sad to learn of Milton Glaser’s passing on Friday (his 91st birthday). Milton Glaser was born on June 26, 1929, in the Bronx, to Eugene and Eleanor (Bergman) Glaser, immigrants from Hungary. As a young boy, an older cousin drew a bird on the side of a paper bag to amuse him.…

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Under The Hood… Dan Newman

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Under The Hood… Lisa Loosemore

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Take 10 with… Mark Easterbrook

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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