2022 Hot New Things: Lily Wigglesworth, Media Design School

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Lily Wigglesworth, from Media Design School. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Nick Zeff, AUT

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article we talk with Nick Zeff, from AUT. You can find out more about…

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Thinking Differently – Cameron Sanders of CATO Brand Partners

Kate McGuinness recently sat down for a chat with Partner and Managing Director Cameron Sanders of Cato Brand Partners. From the Wellington studio, Cameron has played an integral role in defining brand and creative strategy for local and global-based projects. He shares his insights on the importance of storytelling, the strength of collaboration and why…

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2022 Hot New Things: Amie Simpson, UCOL

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with one of UCOL’s creative graduates – you can find out more about Aotearoa NZ…

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Fresh From The Field — Kernal By Edition

Kernal is a simple, gamification-free platform that was created to support educated investment for kiwis – by providing world-class investment funds in order to grow financial wealth over the long-term. The goal for Edition was to reduce noise, lower costs, and keep the focus on long-term investing, to create something that would enable kiwis and…

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2022 Hot New Things: Maria Francesca Melis, Yoobee

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Maria Francesca Melis, from Yoobee. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2022 Hot New Things: Courtney Burchell, Wintec

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article, we talk with Courtney Burchell from Wintec. You can find out more about…

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2021 Year in Review – Top Ten Most Read Articles

While some of us are still on holiday or if you are slowly getting back into it all, why not take a moment to have a listen to a DA 2021 Podcast or read one of the DA Top Ten Articles for 2021. 1. 2021 Hot New Things: Sophie Tse, Media Design School 2. Take…

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2021 Year in Review – DA Conversations Podcasts

While some of us are still on holiday or are slowly getting back into it all, it’s a good time to take a moment to put on a DA 2021 Podcast in the background, or to read one of the DA Top Ten Articles from 2021. We’ve included all of the links to our 2021…

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From The Edges – Qianyi Li, Masters Degree in Creative Practice at Unitec

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…

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2022 Hot New Things: Huy Tim, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Huy Tim, one of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington creative graduates. You…

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Fresh From The Field — Fugitive By Strategy

Aotearoa’s first organic wine uses an alternative and refillable packaging and is inspired by both premium wine bottles and the world of craft beer. They are a wine that wants to break free from convention and live outside the box. Strategy were tasked with creating the identity for Fugitive that embodied all of this and…

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2022 Hot New Things: Jason Barnes, Media Design School

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Jason Barnes, from Media Design School. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2022 Hot New Things: Chantelle Boxall, AUT

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Chantelle Boxall, from AUT’s school of Art and Design. Can you tell…

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Streamtime’s Sunnier Summer Replay

Check out the replay of Streamtime’s Sunnier Summer conference to get a head start on the future. Do the groundwork for a happier, healthier, creative business in 2022. Good times aren’t just for when you clock off!   It is official, Streamtime’s free 3+ hour conference replay is ready, and you’re invited! Aimed at brightening your…

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Hari Kirihimete From Design Assembly

Hari Kirihimete from Design Assembly! This year has proven even more challenging than 2020 in some respects. As a professional community, we have mostly been lucky to be kept busy over the last four months (and we are all very grateful for this) but at the same time we have also been balancing the challenges…

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Aotearoa NZ Design Recognized in the AGDA Awards

The AGDA Design Awards recognise the best work across a wide range of disciplines every year. The awards aim to further the discussion about design and to stimulate the creative progress of our industry. They highlight every generation of talent, from students at colleges and universities, through to the long-established leaders of our profession. Congratulations…

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2021 Christchurch DA Event: EOY Wrap Party

At the end of November, Design Assembly and Plato Creative hosted Christchurch’s DA end of year wrap party. We had some great talks from local designers about their creative hobbies, passion projects and side hustles. Tim & Honey from Plato Creative talked about a side hustle of web design in the cryptocurrency space, recent works of…

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2021 Wellington DA Event: EOY Wrap Party

On 1st December 2021, Design Assembly, in partnership with Strategy Creative and Out Of Office, hosted Wellington’s DA end of year wrap up event.   The event had a great turn out, with a variety of creative minds and backgrounds coming together to celebrate the end to a tough year. Under the theme of ‘passion…

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Media Design School 2021 Graduate Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Welcome to the Media Design School showcase – we are from the Bachelor of Media Design degree programme. Every year, we run an end of year show in…

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Tips for junior designers in an interview

Portfolio Recruitment want to help you ‘put your best foot forward’ so they have prepared some advice and guidelines that will hopefully be of help – article brought to you by:   Below are a few quick notes for junior designers, on approaching interviews. These notes and input are from local Creative Directors we’ve spoken…

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Fresh From The Field – Te Ūaka Identity by McCarthy

The Lyttelton Museum’s new name and brand come to life in a multitude of combinations, made up mostly of black and white shapes that hark back to nautical flags. Brought to life by McCarthy, the refreshed identity gives fluidity and structure to ground Te Ūaka firmly in the present as it starts the journey towards…

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Ara 2021 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Pitch is the final exhibition of Ara third year Bachelor of Design students. This year, the graduates specialisations are represented through a silver balloon. The silver balloons show…

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AUT Centre for Design Research launches

The Centre for Design Research (CDR), a hub for excellence in design and creative industries research, hosted in Te Kura Toi a Hoahoa — AUT School of Art & Design has launched on the 1st December 2021, with its website showcasing research from across the disciplines of Art & Design. The strategic research centre brings…

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From The Edges – Toi Ārahitanga, The Art Guide

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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