Fresh From The Field — Rockburgh Rebrand – By nim Creative

Our friends over at nim Creative shared with us their design response to a rebrand project for their client, Rockburgh. With a name already packed with history and a brand story that combines fortifying towns with security and privacy, nim Creative then dialled in on the client’s Dutch heritage to develop a new brand identity…

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Fresh From The Field — Flowerworks Branding – By Becca O’Shea

Becca O’Shea was approached by her client to develop a floristry cart brand with attitude. Playing off of the idea of fireworks, sparklers, and “bomb bouquets”, the final brand identity for Flowerworks is a nod to 60’s floral aesthetic without sacrificing on sophistication. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill…

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Fresh From The Field — Viare – By Iceberg

Iceberg was asked by estar OMS to design the brand identity for their new ecommerce software product, Viare. Built around the idea of order flow and in response to the effects of Covid19, Viare helps retailers better manage the fulfilment side of their ecommerce businesses. Read below to learn more about the brief and how…

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Fresh From The Field — Abletech brand and website refresh – By Wonderlab Ltd

Wonderlab shared with us a bit of their design thinking and how they helped Abletech, an almost two decade old IT company, leverage their brand’s goodwill in order to develop a brand-story and identity that respects the past without being shackled to it. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Laura Cibilich

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa New Zealand designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Laura Cibilich from Run. Laura founded RUN (formerly Designstein) in 2008 and since then has orchestrated the launch of many successful brands and…

1 year ago by

Fresh From The Field — Everyday Horrors by Method

This Fresh from the Field features Method‘s recent work on their own project Everyday Horrors Halloween game. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief Team Method loves Halloween and with everything that has changed this year, and the possibility…

2 years ago by

Field Guide 2020: Karl Wixon

This Field Guide podcast is the fifth in a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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DA Pulse Check #5 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ design studios are doing right now, how their business is being affected, and get advice for getting through the lockdown and into Level 3 as a design business. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Streamtime, Portfolio Recruitment and mychillybin, each week of the category 4…

2 years ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Brian Richards

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 DA founder Louise Kellerman and in this episode I spoke with Brian Richards. In 1987 Brian founded Richards Partners – a design and strategy studio based in Auckland and today…

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DA Pulse Check #3 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ design studios are doing right now, how their business is being affected, and get advice for getting through the lockdown as a design business. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Streamtime, Portfolio Recruitment and mychillybin, each week of the category 4 lock down (and our…

2 years ago by

DA Pulse Check #2 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ design studios are doing right now, how their business is being affected, and get advice for getting through the lockdown as a design business. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Streamtime, Portfolio Recruitment and mychillybin, each week of the category 4 lock down (and our…

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — The Arts Foundation “Make Your Mark” by McCarthy

This Fresh From The Field features The Arts Foundation “Make Your Mark” tool, alongside the fresh new rebrand by McCarthy.  We caught up with Stephen to learn more about the tool aspect of the site.   If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email…

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5 mins with… Melissa Jenner – Founder, START Now

Melissa Jenner, founder of START Now a human innovation company which focuses on helping people and businesses forge meaningful, purposeful and sustainable careers will be running a workshop with Design Assembly on how to apply the toolbox of design to create multiple possible futures for yourself. Ahead of Melissa’s workshop we caught up with her…

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5 mins with…Paul Russell — Speaker at Spring Conversations, CHC 2019

Ahead of Design Assembly’s Spring Conversations Christchurch Event, we spend 5 Mins With… Paul Russell from Kallan & Co Pacific.  Tickets still available here Thursday 19th September 6 – 8pm XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham, Christchurch   What’s your background and how did you get into working in design? Design has been a 15 year…

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Auckland – DA Spring Conversations 2019 : Meet the panel

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Spring Conversations 2019 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in September. Planet centric design – What is the role and responsibility of the designer? Have you ever wondered how your job as a designer impacts our planet? Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint and create something…

3 years ago by

Get more being a Design Assembly Friend

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.…

3 years ago by

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…

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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)

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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…

4 years ago by

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.…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago by

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:…

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