Smells Like Fresh Print — Not Yet Known Business Cards

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 and celebrate Not Yet Known‘s new range of business cards: Project Title: Not Yet Known Business Cards Studio / Design team: Not Yet Known Client: Not Yet Known         Printer: Soar Print | www.soarprint.co.nz Production…

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Fresh from the field — Brink’s by Curious

This week’s Fresh from the Field features new work by Curious for Brink’s free-range chicken products. 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. Guilt free design Curious was commissioned by Brink’s to revitalise their Free Range chicken packaging portfolio of products.…

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Unitec Gradfest Labyrinth

Enjoy a visual feast of work from certificate, diploma and bachelor level students specialising in graphic design, animation, spatial design, photography and media arts, product and furniture design and contemporary arts. In addition, first and second-year students from our new Bachelor of Creative Enterprise degree will showcase innovative work integrating creative industry practice with entrepreneurial…

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Media Design School MADE Graduate Showcase

This event will showcase work from the three major disciplines within the programme (Graphic, Motion and Interactive design) alongside work from our Postgraduate programme and Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies programme (Web/ Interactive and Graphic Design). Opening night: 24 November 2017 5pm – 10pm GridAkl Preview of some of the exhibiting students: Name: Meenal Shyam Project…

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5 Minutes with… comic artist/illustrator, Li Chen

Design Assembly recently got the chance to chat with Auckland-based comic artist and illustrator, creator of Extra Ordinary, Li Chen: Hi Li, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you first got started in the industry. I was born in Beijing, China and moved to…

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From The Archives: 5 Minutes with… Mike Collinge

This article was originally published in 2015. Hi Mike, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. Well here’s the condensed somewhat simplified version: I’m from Wellington originally, well, at least this is where I spent the majority of my formative years as we moved around a bit when I was…

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Wintec Fin Graduate Creative Showcase

With great delight, the School of Media Arts, Wintec opens its doors to the public for the annual creative showcase. Join Media Art’s final year students as they exhibit their projects in the disciplines of communication, graphic design, interior design, music, photography, moving image and contemporary visual arts. Monday 13th – Friday 17th November Music performances: Clarence…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Stephen Richardson, November 2017

Welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work. In this episode I spoke to Stephen Richardson. Stephen works as Pastel City, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Auckland. He provides the full-range of creative and design services and some of his…

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Fresh from the field — ‘Twas the Knight before Christmas, Strategy

This week’s Fresh from the Field celebrates a Christmassy collaborative gift from Strategy Creative. 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. ‘Twas the Knight before Christmas… At Strategy Creative, the knight from the game of chess is our brand symbol. The most…

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Graphic Design & Photography: Anupam Singh

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with fashion/editorial and portrait photographer Anupam Singh to find out more about his work and his passions. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. Hi Anupam, can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and what you do. I’m fashion, editorial and…

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Avoiding Studio Burnout

One of the saddest and most preventable reasons why designers leave their jobs is due to ‘burnout’. Burnout has been described as “a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.” The phrase ‘burnout’ was coined by a psychiatrist named Herbert Freudenberger.…

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Being Human: Notes and Reflection from Xin Cheng

Written by Layla Tweedie-Cullen Supported by Creative New Zealand Layla Tweedie-Cullen is a contributor to Aotearoa Design Thinking 2017, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the last in a four part series of long-form interviews with interesting, exciting and innovative members of Aotearoa’s design…

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College of Creative Arts, Massey University Exposure Graduate Exhibition

Exposure is the premier showcase for graduating creative arts students from Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington. The exhibition is free and is open to the public daily from 10am – 4pm, and includes the hugely popular Exposure Fashion catwalk show on 10 and 11 November. Tickets for this will go on sale in mid-October. The exhibition includes…

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AUT Open Communication Design Graduate Exhibition

Our university experience has provided us with the skills and values we need to flourish as creative individuals in industry. So with our graduation looming, it’s time for us to ditch the training wheels. We’re all trying to be great designers but we’re also not trying to be anything we’re not. We know that we’ve…

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Fresh from the field — ecostore’s Skin range by Special Group

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the new Skin range for ecostore created by Special Group. 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. SKIN by ecostore Bottling New Zealand Marine Bioactives Problem/Brief (thinking): Iconic household cleaning and personal care…

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Whitecliffe _version4 Graduate Exhibition

Design is a series of shifts, explorations and transformations from the beginning of a project to the end. _version4 features a variety of work, from print to digital experimentation, selected by students as they graduate from their final year of Graphic Design study at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Opening night: 10 November 2017…

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Deadline Extension: Wednesday 8th November for submissions to the Design Assembly Poster Exhibition 2017

Design Assembly invites you to submit a poster produced in or for 2017 to be part of the Design Assembly New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017. Deadline extension:  5pm, Wednesday 8th November.  We look forward to seeing a slice of New Zealand Graphic Design 2017. Poster Exhibition 2017 Invitation Save the date for the Auckland end…

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Creative Spaces — Skunk + Robot, Upper Moutere

Creative Spaces is a series exploring New Zealand creative and design workplaces, giving you a sneak peak into the space and behind-the-scenes. This series is proudly brought to you by Atomic Coffee – Fuelling creativity. In the fourth of this series we went into Skunk + Robot — an Upper Moutere, South Island-based textile design…

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5 Minutes with… Illustrator, Malcolm White

Thanks to our friends at Portfolio Recruitment, we recently got the opportunity to chat with freelance illustrator Malcolm White about his work, his career path, and what motivates him:   Hi Mal, 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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AUT To Sum it Up South Campus Visual Communication Graduate Exhibition

The graduates of the Visual Communication Design Program are celebrating the success of their designers and would like us to join them. Featuring Moving image, Mobile/Web Design and Graphic Design, they will be exhibiting projects centred around social themes and encourage you to be a part of the conversation. Opening night: 7 November 2017 6pm…

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Fresh from the field — TEDxWellington, Strategy

This week’s Fresh from the Field celebrates the recent identity work for TEDxWellington by Strategy Creative. 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. TEDxWellington approached us with the theme of ‘perspective’ for this year’s event. We looked past the obvious…

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2017 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

November sees the 2017 Graphic Design Graduate Shows open across Aotearoa. Get along to see what this new generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help to congratulate these graduates who will soon be joining our professional community. Black Tie: Yoobee Graduate Exhibition Opening night: 3 November 2017 5.30pm Yoobee Auckland…

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Graphic Design & Photography: Michael Lewis

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Michael Lewis to find out more about his work and what makes him tick. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. Hello Michael, can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and what you do. My name is Michael Lewis,…

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DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday November 23rd, Auckland

Save the date for the Auckland End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23rd November at Objectspace in Ponsonby. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017…

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