5 Minutes With…Rose Norgrove

We caught up with Media Design School Alumni Rose Norgrove who won the Red Dot Junior Award: Brand and Communication Design 2021 for her innovative medical device, Dual. We asked her a few burning questions about her project and checked in with what she’s doing now. What was the initial brief for the project where…

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Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object]

Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object] at twentysix on Constable Street is a typography project by third-year Tātai Momotuhi / Typography sudents in Communication Design at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Consisting of twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet and an exclamation mark, the installation is a large-scale composition of letterforms populating the gallery space. Ranging across three…

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Fresh From The Field – Epicene by Klim Type Foundry

Epicene is a new Baroque-inspired serif typeface collection from the Klim Type Foundry. Taking around a decade to come into creation, the Epicene Collection is an experiment in modernising Baroque letterforms. It was anything but a linear process – inspired by articles and essays about gender and sexuality in society, Baroque art and type history. But…

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Mental Health Resources

As a follow up from Aotearoa NZ Mental Health week and to continue supporting our community throughout these tricky times, we wanted to share some resources that we’ve come across to help, generate awareness and contribute to positive discussions around mental health within Aotearoa NZ. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity…

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By Day by Night – Meighan Ellis, 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 Meighan Ellis who works in the Communication Design Department at the School of Art + Design at AUT. What…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Sam Haehae

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Samantha Haehae from The Native Creative. Sam is an artist, neo-generalist, change-maker, and digital explorer. With around a decade of diverse experience in digital…

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Fresh From the Field — UC Believe U Can by Strategy

Strategy were given the opportunity by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury to create a brand strategy and creative platform that would inspire the leaders of tomorrow, repositioning them for a modern audience while staying authentic and true to Ōtautahi.  Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out…

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Never Not Creative and Mentally-Healthy launch global study into industry empathy

Never Not Creative and Mentally-Healthy are inviting the entire industry to partake in the first ever study into empathy within creative, media and marketing businesses. ‘Different Shoes: The empathy project’ is a global, industry-wide survey that aims to uncover the current state of empathetic culture and leadership. The research objective is to better understand our…

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From The Edges – Megan Mackay, Victoria University

We spoke to Megan Mackay from Victoria University about her journey defining who she was as a designer, her Masters in Design Thinking, keeping a growth mindset and working with the World Design Organisation. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at…

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Fresh From The Field — Good Trouble by Alex Johnson and Ramon Telfer

We’ve got a very pertinent piece for Mental Health Awareness week – we talk to Alex Johnson and Ramon Telfer behind Good Trouble. They chat about mental health challenges and how nearly one-third of Kiwis experience mental distress in their lifetime, with men being 3-4 times more likely to die by suicide. They created their…

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Museum of Meaningful Moments by Good Health Design

  The Brief: The Museum of Meaningful Moments (MMM) is an online exhibition and archive space created and curated by Good Health Design. MMM invites people to share small, meaningful moments from their everyday lives that may otherwise go unnoticed. It is a way to explore COVID-19 lockdowns as an opportunity for people to slow…

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Juno Gin 2022 Blank Canvas Artist Call

Each Artist Series bottle features original artwork by four artists from across New Zealand, selected from Juno’s inaugural Blank Canvas call out, inviting local artists and designers to contribute to the creation of the 2021 seasonal gin labels. Following the success of their first Blank Canvas campaign, Juno Gin are now seeking artist submissions for their 2022 Seasonal Gin Releases.…

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Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Ann Orman

We had a chat with Aotearoa NZ Photographer Ann Orman about how she got hooked onto darkroom photography, sold everything and moved to Paris and then interviewed and photographed 34 women from across Aotearoa NZ for Spirit, a beautiful coffee-table style book, rich with stunning images of women creatives – looking at their work and…

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From The Edges – Katie Twisleton, with Good Health Design

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 where it exists at the edges of our practice in the world of academia. Free from the constraints of commercial outcomes and clients, designers explore and…

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Take 10 with… Adeline Marteil, Senior Designer at Hula

In 2020, during level 4 and 3 of Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 With… an article series with you – to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you missed, and learn about your hopes for the future. We had feedback that you really enjoyed the…

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Fresh From The Field – Tip Top by Shine

Shine were tasked by Tip Top to relaunch their brand under the banner of all things optimism. The project encompassed a brand comms launch, building out the design and comms system and a special, secret product launch to the public.   The brief/kaupapa: We believe optimism is a super power. If you could bottle it you…

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Getting Under The Hood With….Mark Spurgeon, Co-founder / Managing Partner at Publica

Ahead of our next Under The Hood September event, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Mark Spurgeon. Mark is an accomplished CEO, passionate about telling compelling brand stories and bringing unique ideas to life through creative design and development. We talked about the 3 B’s of creativity to spark new ideas, a Fitbit for the brain, and…

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Getting Under The Hood With…Steve Horner, Chief Product Officer at RUSH.

Ahead of our next Under The Hood September event, we learnt more about one of our presenters: Steve Horner. Steve is a designer, leader and product thinker with 15 years of experience in digital across NZ, Europe and North America. We talked about mantras, inspiration and keeping small humans entertained He believes eating plants and…

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Under The Hood – September Speakers Announced

Join us for Under The Hood – September with our two designers as they walk us through how their design projects worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?!…

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Fresh From The Field – Lake Hawea Station by One Design

This Fresh from the Field features One Design’s beautifully crafted and refined branding for Lake Hawea Station. There’s a classic elegance on all touch points with outstanding photography, and the delicate Kowhai seedling is a nod to their unwavering commitment to conservation. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out…

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Stronger, Better, Happier Studio Program Online Course Video Walk Through

Join Louise Kellerman from Design Assembly and Andy Wright from Streamtime as they walk you through what to expect from their Stronger Better Happier Studio Program. Louise and Andy will give you an overview of the course and take you through some of the content in module one and two so you’ll be able to…

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Under The Hood – August Replay 2021

You are invited to watch the replay as two designers walked us through how their design projects worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to…

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Take 10 with… Danny Carlsen, Head of Design at Shine

In 2020, during level 4 and 3 of Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 With… an article series with you – to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you missed, and learn about your hopes for the future. We had feedback that you really enjoyed the…

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Take 10 with… Kate Darby, Co-founder of Recreational Studio

In 2020, during level 4 and 3 of Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 With… an article series with you – to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you missed, and learn about your hopes for the future. We had feedback that you really enjoyed the…

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Blutui partner with global martech consultancy to deliver amazing web to agencies worldwide

The team at Blutui are thrilled to announce their newly minted partnership with a global advertising and creative agency technology consultancy. Togther, they are on a mission to provide clients with a 360 degree service that offers ad agencies everything they could ever need to make them more efficient, profitable and sustainable. Blutui Founder and…

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