UNVEIL by Nicole Redman with… Welby Ings

This is the first of four interviews by recent AUT graduate Nicole Redman. (Each interview was first published in Unveil, an editorial publication conceived in Nicole’s final year of study). The interviews explore professional designers unique personal narrative as each shares challenges, inspirations and industry insight.  In this instalment, we hear from celebrated educator and…

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5 minutes with… Kris & Jess Sowersby of Klim

It has been a massive couple of months for Klim Type Foundry who unveiled an incredible new website, to coincide with the release of an extensive new type family Söhne, all hot-on-the-heels of a $25,000 Arts Foundation Laureate win. Klim’s new site was designed by Wellington-based web design and development company Springload, with much applause…

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Fresh From The Field — Eva’s Wellbeing Supplements by Plato Creative

This Fresh From The Field by Plato Creative features a bold brand application making this product distinct in its category. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Eva. A young, health-conscious and business-savvy individual, spotted a niche market for dehydrated…

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Give the gift of Friendship.

Hey Friend, Looking for gift ideas? Treat your design BFFs to DA friendship this festive season. There is a subscription option for everyone, and they will get curated benefits and invites throughout the year so it truly is a gift that keeps giving! Learn more at: designassembly.org.nz/friends With thousands of visitors each week to the…

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Women in Design — Emma Buller

In this series, we celebrate New Zealand Women in Design as they share their work and processes and we learn more about their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Independent Graphic Designer Emma Buller Can you tell us about your career milestones and creative journey so far?…

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Fresh From The Field — Cazador by Seachange Studio

This Fresh From The Field features an eccentric identity by Seachange Studio for an iconic Auckland eatery. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The brief: Cazador (hunter, in Spanish), is a small family-run restaurant on Dominion Road Auckland, specialising…

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Fresh From The Field — Kiwibank takes flight by Principals

This Fresh From The Field by PRINCIPALS (with illustrator James Stewart) cleverly captures the movement and grace of our iconic Kererū, Kea and Tūī for Kiwibank 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: Kiwibank’s goal is to…

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Women in Design — Kate Hursthouse, Freelance Designer, Author & Calligrapher

In this series, we celebrate Women in Design as they share their work, processes, their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Freelance Designer Author & Calligrapher Kate Hursthouse. Can you tell us about your career milestones and creative journey so far? So I originally was an architect.…

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Fresh From The Field — Lower and Slower by Fuman

This Fresh From The Field by Fuman features a smoking hot identity for a Barbeque heavyweight. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Southern BBQ is a time-tested ritual. True dedication is needed to master an unruly heat source…

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Ella Sutherland’s Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency

Ella Sutherland works across the fields of visual art, publishing and language. Her practice is grounded in her background in visual communication, involving the analysis and activation of complex systems of reading which engage the following overlapping fields: the relationship between language and social history; the evolution of technology in disseminating thought, experimental typographic methodologies…

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Fresh From The Field — Fullair by Crisp Graphics

This Fresh From The Field by Crisp Graphics brings the eco-friendly, sustainable mattresses of NZ company, Fullair, to life with their judicious and personalised branding strategy. 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: A proud New Zealand company,…

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Women in Design — Kathryn Cunningham, Designworks Business Director

In this series, we celebrate Women in Design as they share their work, processes, their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Designworks Business Director Kathryn Cunningham. Can you tell us about your career milestones and creative journey so far? I’m very lucky to work in such a diverse…

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TDK Awards

Breaking into industry can be hard… If you’re finding it difficult to get your name out there or your portfolio in front of the right people, the TDK Awards are a terrific opportunity. Show your work to industry heavyweights and the world, TDK are looking for portfolios of Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration and Digital/Product design.…

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Fresh From The Field — Maynard Design’s Aotea – Te Pokapū

This Fresh From The Field by Maynard Design features a sensitively designed signage system that speaks to iconic architectural form and improves accessibility and legibility. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Aotea – Te Pokapū, the Aotea Centre in the…

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Kiwi design studios recognized in the 2019 AGDA awards

Held at the Queensland Art Gallery on 9 November, the Annual AGDA Design Awards saw our Aotearoa talent shine bright. With Kiwi studios picking up Pinnacle, Merits and Distinctions across the board. Congratulations to all the finalists and we are especially proud of our DA friends RUN, Milk, One Design, Strategy Creative, Marx Design, Onfire…

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In-house Design Luminaries — Peter Howman, KPMG

This series profiles the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios, this week we spoke with Peter Howman, from KPMG a global leader in financial services. Can you describe the creative path you took to get where you’re at now? I have been messing around making things since pre-school, and haven’t really stopped.…

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Design Assembly Community Survey 2019

Aotearoa Design, the Design Assembly 2019 survey is live and we would love to hear from you.To understand where we are going, we must have a deep understanding of practice today.The survey will take 5-7 minutes to complete and we will use your responses to ensure we continue to grow, celebrate and serve our visual…

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Media Design School Graduate Show 2019 Preview

We are previewing the talent on show at Media Design School Graduate Show opening next Tuesday 19th November 2019 Michelle Liew Project name: Chinga Menu  This project discusses the topic of Asian stereotypes with an interactive game (based on the popular ‘Jenga’) as a medium. The project is positioned as a comedic subversion. This project…

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Fresh From The Field — Spreading Kindness, with Strategy Creative

Today is World Kindness Day so we are bringing you a special edition of Fresh From the Field! DA loves this collaboration between Strategy Creative, Good Bitches Baking and Fix & Fogg, not just for the impeccable design, playful copywriting and striking campaign photography but because we admire the projects kaupapa. If you have new…

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Fresh From The Field — Born to Create

This Fresh From The Field features an inspirational series of artwork celebrating heroines by Lucie Blazevska. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: “We were all born to create but human creation wouldn’t be at all possible without women, the…

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Fresh From The Field — Libby’s Pork Crack by Supply

This Fresh From The Field by Supply is as “fresh” as it gets – referencing the paste-up aesthetics and energy of 90’s Hip Hop while conveying the quality attributes contemporary foodies demand. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief:…

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Fresh From The Field — We Compost by Seachange Studio

This Fresh From The Field features playful branding by Seachange Studio for Auckland’s leading commercial compostable waste collection service. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: We Compost are Auckland’s leading commercial compostable waste collection service. Each week…

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Horizon

We are previewing the talent on show at AUT’s Horizon Exhibition opening this week. 6th November 6:30-9:30, 7-10th November from 10am-4pm AUT School or Art & Design WE Building, Level 5 Angela Coote Flexible Thinking Explore how the body can enhance your creative process, beyond the mind’s limitations. Flexible Thinking is a resource pack that…

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5 minutes with DA’s new Wellington host… Jenn Hadley

As we have grown over the last ten years, our Auckland-based founder Louise Kellerman has relied on local hosts to be ambassadors and fly the Design Assembly flag in their region. The newest addition to our host team is Wellington-based Jenn Hadley, and we wanted to take 5 minutes to introduce her to you all!…

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5 minutes with… James Fuller CEO of Hnry

In just three short years, Hnry has become Aotearoa’s fasted growing tax agent and happily call themselves your Financial Sidekick. Hnry is an ideal option for freelancers as it provides all your invoicing, payments, expenses and tax services all in one place, with no need for a separate accountant or complex software. Annie, Consultant for…

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