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Thanks to you, Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design –providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired.   This year we celebrate 10 years together.   Over the past decade, you’ve helped us get to know our own incredibly talented…

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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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An exploration of graphic design education – an interview with office-party

Written by Cameron Ralston Supported by Creative New Zealand Cameron Ralston discusses graphic design workshops and moving from education to workforce with Bryn Fenemor and Caitlin Rassie through their project office-party. Cameron Ralston: Let’s begin by talking about how office-party came about. In the office-party introduction you write about a shift or divide between academic and educational graphic design and…

9 months ago by

Pepeha.nz – An internal kaupapa by Designworks for Aotearoa

This year Designworks undertook a personal studio project and created Pepeha.nz – a website to help all New Zealanders introduce themselves in Te Reo Māori, through pepeha.  Encouraging everyone to learn the stories behind their pepeha and share them with pride.

In this article Anzac Tasker, Design Director at Designworks talks about the project, its intent, the design elements and where it will go from here.

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Digital Jungle Exhibition – Yoobee School of Design

Digital Jungle Exhibition – opens tonight from 5.30pm Yoobee School of Design welcomes you to their end of year exhibitions. Yoobee School of Design | Level 4 | 5.30pm | Wednesday  5th December A combined Diploma exhibition for: Creative Digital Design, Web and UX Design, 3D Production (Level 6), Game Art and Development (Level 7)

10 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Zoe & Morgan by Coda Design Studio

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the brand and recent collateral design for Zoe & Morgan by Coda Design Studio. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details Designer Sarah Callesen has been working on the brand with siblings Zoe, Morgan…

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Fresh From The Field — East Street Cider Co by Makebardo

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the brand and packaging for East Street Cider Co by Makebardo If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. About East Street Cider Co was established in 1856 with the opening of the Runciman Foundry in Goderich, ON.…

11 months ago by

Postcard from the London Design Biennale 2018

In September this year with the support of Creative New Zealand, I traveled to London to experience first-hand the London Design Biennale. The London Design Biennale 2018 saw 40 countries exhibit at Sommerset House from 4-23 September and respond to the theme of Emotional States, investigating the important relationship between design, strong emotional responses and…

11 months ago by

Fresh from the Field — WDOM brand and packaging by Dow Goodfolk

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the brand and packaging for WDOM by Dow Goodfolk If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: Our client was a group of young entrepreneurs who wanted to enter the dairy category with something…

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5 Mins With… Matt Grantham – Creative Director, Onfire Design

Matt Grantham will be running a packaging masterclass with Design Assembly on Friday 5th October, ahead of his workshop we caught up with him to hear a little about his background and the work he does today. If you would like to attend the workshop with Matt, details below and link to purchase your ticket: Auckland:…

12 months ago by

Fresh from the Field — Skinnies Kids Sungel by 2di4 Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the typography, packaging and campaign for Skinnies Kids Sungel by 2di4 Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Like all Skinnies projects, they are a fun collaboration with this creative client. This time around…

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Fresh From The Field — Campaign for Māori Television by Fly

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a campaign for Māori Television by Fly. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Challenge Maori Television were looking to attract new audiences and address perceptions of being old fashioned and only for Maori.…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field – Waitemata Honey Face Cream by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the brand and packaging for Waitemata Honey Face Cream 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 such an over saturated and competitive market sector as New Zealand Manuka Honey, brands need to…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field – Havana Brothers Cold Press Juice by Good Eye

This week’s Fresh From The Field features packaging design for Havana Brothers Cold Press Juice by Good Eye If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: The Havana Brothers client had recently opened a bakehouse and were looking to produce their own organic…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Strahl Brand by Dow Goodfolk

The brief: Innova, a kitchen and beverageware design company asked us to update their international brand, Strahl, a brand of virtually unbreakable glassware. Design response: We gave them an update in premium style and focused the story on what the products are used for the world over – making entertaining perfect. So we shot some…

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Fresh from the Field — Luna Brand by Studio Marque

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a name and brand for Luna by Studio Marque. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: Luna is an online subscription-based service, targeted to tweens and teens, that delivers tampons, pads and liners to girls in phase with their…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — The Brand New by Folk Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new identity, The Brand New  by Folk 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: Our client, already a successful restaurateur asked Folk Creative to create an identity for her new…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Calocurb Brand by Little Giant

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new brand, Calocurb, built from the ground up by Little Giant. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: Calocurb is a world first: a daily supplement that contains a groundbreaking, naturally active…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Activist Manuka Identity and Packaging by Fred l’Ami

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the identity and packaging design for Activist Manuka by Fred l’Ami. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Friends (and fellow kiwis living in L.A.) Luke Harwood & Gabrielle Mirkin wanted their Manuka honey brand to…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Lettering and Packaging for Moses Lake by Craig Black

This week’s Fresh from the Field features lettering and packaging for Moses Lake by Craig Black. Craig will be co-presenting our Wine & Type workshop alongside Nicole Arnett Phillips on 17th May in Auckland. Sure to be a fun evening of type, wine and conversations – Get your tickets now at the early-bird price! If you have…

1 year ago by

Wine Literacy with Nicole Arnett Phillips – Co-presenter of DA Workshop Wine & Type, 17th May, Auckland

In this episode I spoke to Nicole Arnette Phillips. Nicole is a designer, typographer, publisher and print-maker. Orginally from NZ, she currently lives in Brisbine. She divides her working week between client work and her own practice of publishing, typographic and printmaking pursuits AKA Typograp.HER

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Kōkako exhibition stand, Auckland Coffee Festival by Design Dairy, Blink Boys and Angus Muir

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the Kōkako exhibition stand for the 2018 Auckland Coffee Festival by Design Dairy, Blink Boys and Angus Muir If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Brief Our brief to the team of creatives that helped us pull…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Creating a Buzz for Pharmapac by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features a new brand positioning, collateral and exhibition design for Pharmapac 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. Pharmapac have been designing and manufacturing market leading plastic packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and…

1 year ago by

5 Mins With… Craig Black – Speaker at The Design Conference 2018

Ahead of The Design Conference 2018 in Brisbane from May 9 – 11 we spent 5 Mins With… Craig Black of Craig Black Design and Lead Designer at Thirst Craft. How would you describe your work and your influences? I’m primarily known for bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging and installations. My strengths lie in my ability…

1 year ago by

5 Mins With… Zoe Green – Speaker at The Design Conference 2018

Ahead of The Design Conference 2018 in Brisbane from May 9 – 11 we spent 5 Mins With… Zoe Green – Co-Founder of Co Partnership. Zoe has specialised in branding and packaging throughout her 19 year career, with proven experience across many sectors, demonstrating a broad ability in FMCG and premium alcohol branding. She has worked…

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