Ideas on Diversity

Written by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand Lana Lopesi is the editor of Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the third in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

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Fresh from the Field — Untitled Wine by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the name and brand story for Untitled Wine by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Lee Winston, an Auckland based winemaker wanted to create a statement. While wines that are made in New…

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Smells Like Fresh Print — 100% Recycled Writing Pad

B&F Papers 100% Recycled Writing Pad was designed to showcase two European recycled ranges Cocoon and Eural. The design is simple and clean to allow the paper to be the primary attention and with a gold-foiled helix on the cover signifying the recycling process. Also displayed on the cover is an example of the Environmental…

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Fresh From The Field — Thankyou by Marx Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new brand for Thankyou by Marx Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Thankyou is a social enterprise who commit 100% of their profits to help end global poverty. To date, they have…

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Fresh From the Field — Property Brokers by VOICE

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new identity for Property Brokers by VOICE. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The power of the provinces has been emphasised in a reinvigorated rebrand for Property Brokers, designed by VOICE brand agency…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Jade Tang-Taylor

In the lead up to DA’s 10th birthday celebrations in March 2019, A Brush With Design asks 10 designers who have been involved with DA at various times to nostalgically recount their first memory of encountering design. In this sixth iteration we spoke with “designer, dreamer, doer” Jade Tang-Taylor. Similar to Louise, my love for design was…

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A Few Choice Voices: Different Ways of Talking About Design

Written by K. Emma Ng Supported by Creative New Zealand Emma Ng is a contributor to Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the last in a four part series on design and its support structures that enable us to nurture,…

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Extending Traditional Graphic Design Practices: An Exciting New Programme at Victoria

Nat Jar, installation juxtaposing nature and technology, for MDDN 314, by Daniel Gardner. It’s clear that Graphic Design is changing. Victoria University of Wellington is aiming to ride the crest of that change. Their new programme in Communication Design has an approach which sets it apart from other programmes currently on offer in New Zealand.…

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Fresh From the Field — Te Whāriki Kiokio Interactive Installation by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell

This week’s Fresh From The Field features an Interactive Installation Te Whāriki Kiokio by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Te Whāriki Kiokio came from a passion to see traditional Māori art fused with a modern art…

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Smells Like Fresh Print — Keaykolour Notebook

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 Keaykolour Notebook. The Creative Process – Take Note We have all experienced the highs and lows of the creative process and the light-hearted illustrations take this journey from start to finish. The…

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Networks of Exceptionally Creative Women

Written by Lana Lopesi Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Founded in 1980, the Association of Women Artists formed as a supportive network to connect women artists practicing in isolation and to also highlight and raise awareness of the institutional structures as well as art…

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Fresh From The Field — Hutchinsons by Marx Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new identity for Hutchinsons by Marx Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Since their humble beginnings in 1914, Hutchinsons has been scouring the globe discovering a world of cheese, bringing their delicious…

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An Automatic Introduction to Automata Through Yoobee

Eli Tucker is the Assistant Head of Faculty for Multimedia and also a tutor at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand.  He gives his insight into producing the Automata webseries. Ever since I’ve been working in the creative industries I’ve known talking to people and making connections opens doors.  It’s also who I…

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Spotlight – Liane McGee from Fortyfive, Wellington

Written by Kate McGuinness Fortyfive are a boutique Wellington design studio which believes work should be fun, challenging and hands-on. Creative director Liane McGee and her small team work across a range a media, from brand identity to exhibition design for clients such as Kaffee Eis and The National Library of New Zealand. In this DA interview, Lianne chats to…

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Designer and Mum, and Everything In-between

Written by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand Lana Lopesi is the editor of Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the second in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

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Fresh From The Field — LUX Light Festival by Strategy Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a campaign for this years LUX Light Festival by Strategy Creative. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief LUX Light Festival is a free public light festival that turns Wellington into a captivating…

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5 Mins With… Jeff Burch – Speaker at 2018 Spark International Festival

Jeff Burch works as art director at W Magazine and Conde Nast in New York. Burch has the kind of graphic design career dreams are made of and it all started after he graduated from Wintec in 2004 with a Bachelor of Media Arts. He’s back home to share his insights at Spark International Festival…

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PANZ Book Design Awards 2018 Winners

A warm congratulations from Design Assembly to all of the winners of the PANZ Book Design Awards 2018! ThePANZ Book Design Awards 2018 winners are: Gerard Reid Award for Best Book Sponsored by Nielsen Book: New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the art of museum diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Lindsay Yee

In the lead up to DA’s 10th birthday celebrations in March 2019, A Brush With Design asks 10 designers who have been involved with DA at various times to nostalgically recount their first memory of encountering design. In this fifth iteration we spoke with designer Lindsay Yee. Rachelle George walked across the room, room 10 to be…

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Fresh from the Field — Harker Herbals by Curious

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy and packaging for Harker Herbals by Curious. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Nature meets science Harker Herbals have created a new generation of powerful, 100% natural plant-based formulations that are targeted…

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Spark Festival internship gives Wintec student valuable insight into the design world

Third-year Wintec design student Alice Leonard was selected to be an intern at Area Design to work on Wintec’s Spark Festival campaign under the guidance of the design agency. What has been valuable from this experience, what have you learnt, what have been the highlights? It’s been really good seeing how things work in the…

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Now and Then: Hannah Morris

Written by Annie McCulloch, Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who’ve been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment. We get their thoughts and feedback about their new roles and their work. Our latest Now and Then is with Hannah Morris, a Designer at Insight Creative. Hannah, thanks for being involved in Now…

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Typefaces in Exhibition Spaces: There is no such thing as a New Zealand typeface at Objectspace

Written by Lana Lopesi Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Curated by Wendy Kaplan and direct from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Design, 1930–1965 Living in a Modern Way at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in 2013 was an exhibition which absolutely…

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The Big Two Zero: Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design turns 20

A few years ago, I was asked to speak at Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design and I was blown away by my fellow speakers, the staff and students at Wintec and this amazing festival which I had never taken the opportunity to attend before. In just a few short weeks, it…

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