Hot New Things 2020 – Pearl Pan 

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Pearl Pan from Yoobee Colleges   Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Danielle Kane

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Danielle Kane from Wintec – Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design) You completed your…

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5 minutes with… Dan Fantl creative director at Les Mills International

Ahead of our Auckland DA Event: Out of Office – Conversations on working inhouse we caught up with Dan Fantl creative director at Les Mills International, who describes himself as a Failed pro athlete. Failed chewing gum entrepreneur. Failed trampoline park entrepreneur. Part time golfer, full time dreamer, forever optimistic. Trying to change fitness culture…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Katie Paterson

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Katie Paterson from Whitecliffe Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick…

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Fresh From The Field — Cassels by Strategy Creative

This Fresh From The Field by Strategy Creative features a reworked identity which looks forward (to ensure inclusivity of future generations) and back (with heritage-inspired aesthetic cues). The bold new brand presence is applied to packaging and promotional collateral which heroes Scott Jackson’s artwork to grab attention on the shelves and instantly convey the product’s…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Carym Wharerau

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Carym Wharerau from Victoria University         Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Lauren Chalk

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Lauren Chalk from Media Design School Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

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Fresh From The Field — The Kind Project by Studio 7

DA loves seeing projects where design has ambitions to inspire social good. This Fresh From The Field by Studio7 features a brand with a big heart and generous intentions. 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: The…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Liliana Mañetto Quick

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Liliana Mañetto Quick from Victoria University     Was there someone (or something) that…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Donald Mavunga

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Donald Mavunga from Media Design School. Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

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Happy Holidays

Thanks for your support throughout 2019, wishing you a safe and happy holiday season from the DA team! Design Assembly started back in 2008, with a desire to see some get-togethers geared specifically towards graphic designers in Auckland. Founder Louise Kellerman invited her design friends to gather for a casual meet up at Lee Ter…

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Whitecliffe 2019 End-of-Year Exhibitions

As 2019 comes to a close, Whitecliffe staff and students are preparing for a well-deserved break over summer, now that the anticipation and excitement of End-of-Year Exhibitions is over. Every year, each student is given the opportunity to showcase their creative works at the Whitecliffe End-of-Year Exhibitions. This gives Year 1 and 2 students a…

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Yoobee Colleges Undefined show

UNDEFINED was a multidisciplinary exhibition by Yoobee Colleges | School of Design graduates. The 2019 exhibiting programmes comprised of Creative Digital Design (level 6), Web and UX Design (level 6), 3D Production (level 6) and profiled some exciting work as documented in this photo essay by Pearl Pan;  

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Meet our friends…. Alister Coyne of Auror

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design –providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and support…

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Women in Design — Isla Osborne, Freelance Designer & Glass Artist

In this series, we celebrate New Zealand Women in Design as they share their work and processes and we learn more about their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Freelance Designer and Glass Artist Isla Osbourne.   Can you tell us about your career milestones and creative…

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UNVEIL by Nicole Redman with… Welby Ings

This is the first of four interviews by recent AUT graduate Nicole Redman. (Each interview was first published in Unveil, an editorial publication conceived in Nicole’s final year of study). The interviews explore professional designers unique personal narrative as each shares challenges, inspirations and industry insight.  In this instalment, we hear from celebrated educator and…

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5 minutes with… Kris & Jess Sowersby of Klim

It has been a massive couple of months for Klim Type Foundry who unveiled an incredible new website, to coincide with the release of an extensive new type family Söhne, all hot-on-the-heels of a $25,000 Arts Foundation Laureate win. Klim’s new site was designed by Wellington-based web design and development company Springload, with much applause…

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Fresh From The Field — Eva’s Wellbeing Supplements by Plato Creative

This Fresh From The Field by Plato Creative features a bold brand application making this product distinct in its category. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Eva. A young, health-conscious and business-savvy individual, spotted a niche market for dehydrated…

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Give the gift of Friendship.

Hey Friend, Looking for gift ideas? Treat your design BFFs to DA friendship this festive season. There is a subscription option for everyone, and they will get curated benefits and invites throughout the year so it truly is a gift that keeps giving! Learn more at: designassembly.org.nz/friends With thousands of visitors each week to the…

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Women in Design — Emma Buller

In this series, we celebrate New Zealand Women in Design as they share their work and processes and we learn more about their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Independent Graphic Designer Emma Buller Can you tell us about your career milestones and creative journey so far?…

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Fresh From The Field — Cazador by Seachange Studio

This Fresh From The Field features an eccentric identity by Seachange Studio for an iconic Auckland eatery. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The brief: Cazador (hunter, in Spanish), is a small family-run restaurant on Dominion Road Auckland, specialising…

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Fresh From The Field — Kiwibank takes flight by Principals

This Fresh From The Field by PRINCIPALS (with illustrator James Stewart) cleverly captures the movement and grace of our iconic Kererū, Kea and Tūī for Kiwibank 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: Kiwibank’s goal is to…

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Women in Design — Kate Hursthouse, Freelance Designer, Author & Calligrapher

In this series, we celebrate Women in Design as they share their work, processes, their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Freelance Designer Author & Calligrapher Kate Hursthouse. Can you tell us about your career milestones and creative journey so far? So I originally was an architect.…

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Fresh From The Field — Lower and Slower by Fuman

This Fresh From The Field by Fuman features a smoking hot identity for a Barbeque heavyweight. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Southern BBQ is a time-tested ritual. True dedication is needed to master an unruly heat source…

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Ella Sutherland’s Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency

Ella Sutherland works across the fields of visual art, publishing and language. Her practice is grounded in her background in visual communication, involving the analysis and activation of complex systems of reading which engage the following overlapping fields: the relationship between language and social history; the evolution of technology in disseminating thought, experimental typographic methodologies…

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