Design Assembly Talks Diversity in Pōneke

Written by Kate McGuinness Diversity in Aotearoa design. Where do we begin? DA’s Spring Conversation series seemed like a good place to kick off the discussion. In Wellington, a receptive crowd nestled in for an evening of sushi, craft beer, and some fresh perspectives on, ‘Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design—what does it mean and…

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Paddling Together Through “Rugged Terrain”: Design Assembly Talks Diversity

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture  The question around diversity and design has been tearing up the national design industry this year. The conversation was re-invigorated by Catherine Griffiths who put out her poster series highlighting the gender imbalance of the…

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Fresh from the Field — Manuka Emporium by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new brand for Manuka Emporium 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. In today’s world of fast moving consumer goods, honey is often mass produced in bulk to meet demand, blended…

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2018 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

November sees the 2018 Graphic Design Graduate Shows open across Aotearoa. Get along to see what this new generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help to congratulate these graduates who will soon be joining our professional community. Toi Māia: AUT Visual Communication Graduate Exhibition Opening night: 6 November 6pm –…

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Saving money on print

Written by Sarah Ritchie Your client has come to you saying they have to cut back their print budget, and can you help them? Without a moment’s hesitation you should say “yes”! Why? Because there is always a way you can save money on printing. Let’s explore some of those ways. Print on demand How…

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Wellington Zinefest

Wellington Zinefest are excited to announce our 2018 zine market. This year, the event will be held on 17th November at the new creative campus Te Auaha on Dixon street. Zinefest is a platform for illustrators, writers, artists, designers and all kinds of creatives to share their work with other keen audiences. Over sixty stallholders…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Cassie Khoo, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Cassie Khoo from AUT. Cassie Khoo Master of Design Auckland University of Technology Tell us about your research. My research looked at how we can use co-design…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Kate Alexander

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 eighth iteration we spoke people, books and moments with Kate Alexander. What’s my first memory of ‘encountering’ design? Where do…

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Where Creative Opportunities Lie: Arch MacDonnell on Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Last month Te Papa released yet another amazing book called Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing. The book co-written by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot is the first publication to examine 3000 years of Sāmoan…

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Fresh From The Field — TEDxChristchurch by Strategy Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the delivery of TEDxChristchurch 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. Brief TEDxChristchurch is New Zealand’s most popular TEDx event, presenting both an opportunity to lead as well as a pressure to deliver.…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Tatiana Tavares, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Tatiana Tavares from AUT. Tatiana Tavares PhD of Art and Design Auckland University of Technology Interactive page from the illustrated Augmented Reality [AR] picture book, Saints of…

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Alternative Routes: An Interview with Katie Kerr

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 final in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

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Fresh from the Field — It’s Choice by Gusto

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the It’s Choice animations by Gusto. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief 2018 has been a big year, especially as it is the 125th anniversary of the New Zealand’s Women’s Suffrage movement! To celebrate 125…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Kaan Hiini

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 seventh iteration we spoke non “come to Jesus” moments with Kaan Hiini. Memory is a strange thing. You can…

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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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