Fresh from the Field — Chapter2 & Onfire Design

This Fresh From The Field features Chapter2 which recently won a Red Dot Award for outstanding product design.  As part of the Chapter2 team, Onfire contributed the bike’s standout graphics that accentuate the bike frame’s clean lines and advanced construction. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh…

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5 minutes with… Betty McCready

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with designer and illustrator Betty McCready to learn more about her career path, recent move home to New Zealand after living in the UK and how her extra-curricula interests informs her practice as a designer.   Can you tell us a little bit about who you are,…

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Fresh From The Field — Sincerity/Irony Heldane Specimen Book

This edition of Fresh From The Field features a delightful type specimen book for Klim’s Heldane as a collaborative work with NZ poet Hera Lindsay Bird designed by AltGroup. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: The type specimen is…

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Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival.

Rialto Cinemas, Resene and Clearly & Co have collaborated on a tremendous line up for the eighth annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival. Context is critical in design, and our most successful work is grounded in time and place. For those of us designing today, there is significant value in studying, collecting and curating…

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5 minutes… with Andy Wright

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with Andy Wright of Never Not Creative to find out a bit more about his career journey, ongoing research and initiatives to support our industry, creative self care and what the future holds for NNC. I was first introduced to Andy Wright at The Design Conference in…

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In-house Design Luminaries — Sarah Johnston at The Aromatherapy Company

This series profiles the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios, this week we spoke with Sarah Johnston at The Aromatherapy Company. Sarah’s work is innovative and highly collectable. She has built a career through careful design research, social listening, forecasting trends and this rigorous contextual approach translate into on-point design outcomes for…

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Fresh From The Field — WW100 Censorship Campaign by Fox & Co Design

This Anzac day edition of Fresh From The Field features a multi-dimensional campaign to honour of New Zealand’s First World War Centenary, by Fox & Co Design  If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. Project Brief: In honour of New Zealand’s First…

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Field Guide — How to get a job

Brought to you by DA’s partners Portfolio Recruitment We’ve put together a few tips and thoughts for design graduates, based on our experience dealing with design agencies and with grads. Have a great CV and portfolio But be honest and don’t oversell yourself. For example, we sometimes have junior designer or graduates who call themselves…

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By Day By Night – An interview with David Coventon, AUT

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 David Coventon who works at AUT’s School of Art & Design in Auckland. What is your official title…

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Design Project Management: Is a cost blowout redeemable?

Ahead of our upcoming Auckland DA Workshop: Running a successful project: on time, on budget, and on brief. Our workshop facilitator Sarah Ritchie shares valuable intelligence on time and cost blowouts on design projects. Sarah has spent 25 years in design and advertising account management, which included 10 years running her own, successful graphic design business. These…

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Fresh from the Field — Slingshot Charity Series Modem by Becca O’Shea

We love featuring design for social good projects! This Fresh From The Field features illustration and product design for The Slingshot Charity Series by Becca O’Shea. For each of these modems shipped, Slingshot will donate $10 to HURRAH — Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Charitable Trust. Learn more here If you have new or recent…

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Smells like Fresh Print — Global Good SWheat Straws

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 ‘Global Good SWheat Straws’ Project Title: Global Good SWheat Straws Client: Global Good (www.globalgood.eco) Designer Details: Cinch Creative, Renée Sterne (www.cinchcreative.co.nz) Printers: Soar Print Production…

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Aotearoa Photography: Pippa de Court

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Pippa de Court to find out more about her photography, travel, passions and the narrative behind the photos. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. The stunning feathers in the feature image above is Image #100093_302 by Scene Stealer New Zealand © Pippa de…

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Sydney Calling — Manda Clarke

Design Assembly supports Aotearoa’s Designers at home and abroad. We love to celebrate our home grown talent doing well overseas and this series gives us the opportunity not only to profile these designers but also to learn more about the cities they now call home. Today we spoke to freelance designer Manda Clarke.   Where…

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Fresh from the Field — Te Mauri Hiko by Ryan Ferguson

This Fresh From The Field features Motion Design fromWellington-based independent designer Ryan Ferguson If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Transpower commissioned the Te Mauri Hiko – Energy Futures project to closely examine a range of electricity supply, demand and…

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Meet The Panel – Christchurch Autumn Conversations 11 April 2019

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2019 series taking place in Christchurch this Thursday 11th April. The home of New Zealand Visual Design for 10 Years To understand where we are going, we must know where we have come from. This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community.…

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5 minutes… with Shannon Jahnel Lanktree

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with Shannon Jahnel Lanktree of Watermark Creative to find out a bit more about her work and what inspires it. Shannon is an award-winning illustrator and animator who brings a sprinkle of fun, a shake of humour and a tsunami of energy to every project. A Brazilian…

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Fresh from the Field — Earls by Studio7

This Fresh From The Field features branding for Earls by Studio7 If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief Earl’s is the passion project of Lewi Earl Brown, who upon hanging up his boots on his professional league career, decided to…

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5 minutes with… Johnson Mckay

Maori Culture and narrative greatly informs the New Zealand identity. Ahead of DA’s Auckland workshop Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa we spoke with facilitator Johnson McKay (Ngāti Kahungunu, Tainui Waikato, Ngāti Porou) owner and Creative Strategist at Fly. When we last spoke you mentioned you were spending 2018 learning te reo Māori full time in…

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Smells like Fresh Print — Black, Obviously.

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. In this installment we share a project which profiles papers potential to meet all a designers dark desires! This piece is an embellished desktop art calendar combined with a visual guessing…

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Hot New Things — Evandah Steadman, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Evandah Steadman from Unitec. You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final year’s project was about and…

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Hot New Things — Cassandrea Beer, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Cassandrea Beer from Unitec. You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final year’s project was about and…

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Fresh from the Field — Intra by Re:Brand

This Fresh From The Field features branding for Intra by rebrand.co.nz If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief Mercy Angiography (now named Intra) faced a problem. Their name only focused on Angiography which is x-ray examination of blood vessels following…

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Field Guide — Future Directions By Kerryn Smith

As any freshly graduated design student can tell you the first challenge you will face out in the real world is finding work in your chosen profession. It can be daunting to take the plunge and start your professional career; something that will define your life for years to come. Starting off, the job hunt…

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Fresh From The Field — Trailblazer Honors 2017 by Fox & Co Design

This Fresh From the Field coincides with pride celebrations in Wellington this month. A motion design project which celebrates leaders at the forefront of LGBTQ equality, Trailblazer Honors 2017 by Fox & Co Design  If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The…

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