Let’s Talk Bilingual Signs

This article was originally written and published over on Maynard Design. In this article, the team at Maynard share their thoughts and insight around bilingual signage, answering the question – […]

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Fresh From The Field — Wynyard Quarter – Transitional Spaces – By Fresh Concept

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. For September, in line with the Spring Conversations events, we’re putting a highlight on Placemaking & Design. Fresh Concept take […]

3 days ago by

The Freelancing Diaries: Sharing the deep tea with UI/UX Designer, Jeff Lau

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you The Freelancing Diaries: a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life. From handy resource articles, free-to-attend live webinars, to sharing […]

3 days ago by

Call for Interest: Design Assembly Workshop Teachers for 2024 Program

Design Assembly is thrilled to invite expressions of interest from passionate individuals to join us in nurturing and inspiring Aotearoa New Zealand’s design community through our 2024 workshop program. At […]

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From the Edges – Dana Fridman, PhD at School of Design Innovation, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka

In this article, we talk with Dana Fridman about her dissertation on ‘Socially Designed: A Prescription for Brain Health’ and postgraduate study in Design at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka.

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5 mins with Nikki Gonnissen on the 2023 AGI Conference

In the lead up to the AGI Open Conference taking place on 18-19th September in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland this year, we sat down with one of the featured speakers and AGI member, […]

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“Well, what does the community think?” Isthmus’ Damian Powley talks Design & Placemaking

As designers within the public space or ‘Placemakers’, “What does the community think?” is a question that we get asked all the time—almost to justify the validity of a project.

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The Freelancing Diaries: ACC guide for creative freelancers

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life and find their version of financial success. This quarterly […]

2 weeks ago by

In Motion With…. Lily Lin

In this series we’re shining a light on some of the people who breathe life and action into design, Aotearoa NZ’s motion designers.  This week we sat down with Lily […]

2 weeks ago by

Fresh From The Field — Waihorotiu Path – By Maynard

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. For September, in line with the Spring Conversations events, we’re putting a highlight on Placemaking & Design. Maynard walk us […]

2 weeks ago by

5 mins with Dean Poole on the 2023 AGI Open Conference

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dean Poole from Alt Group, who is spearheading the organisation of the AGI Open, which is coming to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on […]

3 weeks ago by

5 minutes with Jarrad Caine, Senior Wayfinding Designer at Jasmax

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. For September, in line with the Spring Conversations events, we’re putting a highlight on Placemaking & Design. […]

3 weeks ago by

On the side with Senior Designer, Lucie Blaze

This series profiles our DA Friends and the side projects they’re working on to develop new skills, test ideas, help people and communities or just do, for the love of […]

3 weeks ago by

Fresh From The Field — Mission’s Huchet – By Sartoria

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community. Winning the hotly contested Best Luxury Package Design in this […]

3 weeks ago by

Freelancing essentials: All about ACC webinar

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life and find their version of financial success. This quarterly […]

4 weeks ago by

2023 Spring Conversations: Featured Speakers

With the Spring Conversations events coming up across all three cities in the next few weeks, we’re taking a moment to shine a light on each city’s featured speakers. This […]

4 weeks ago by

Fresh From The Field — A project fit for a new king – By Fuller Studio

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community. Fuller Studio walk us through their design process for the […]

1 month ago by

Welcome to the Freelancing Diaries

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life and find their version of financial success. This quarterly […]

1 month ago by

Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Open Day

Our partner school, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka, is having their open day at Te Aro Campus on 25 Aug 2023. The whole Te Aro Campus, home to […]

1 month ago by

Fresh From The Field — Hidden Honey – By Onfire Design

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community. Inspired by the insistence of doing things right and foraging […]

1 month ago by

From the Edges – Qianhui Zhao, Masters in Media Art at Wintec

In our ‘From The Edges’ series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new […]

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Fresh From The Field — Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa – Cultural Identity – By MSO Design

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community. MSO Design take us through their recent work developing the […]

1 month ago by

ŌTAUTAHI: Brunch by the Beach for freelance designers

Earlier this year our friends at Rocketspark & Creative Launchpad hosted a community event up in the Bay of Plenty which brought together local freelance designers – from seasoned veterans […]

2 months ago by

Alan Deare from Area Design on all things Ramp.

On the eve of the 25th festival we catch up with Alan Deare to ask to talk all things Ramp. Alan’s studio, Area, has a long-standing, collaborative relationship with Wintec | Te […]

2 months ago by

Meet our friends…Spruik 

‘Meet our Friends’ series is where we take a moment to celebrate and share a little about the diverse studios who make up our DA Friends. Today we spoke to […]

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