The Draft | 36 Days

While AUT design student’s were confined to their homes during lockdown level 3 and 4, The Draft launched a project to keep the community engaged and connected. The Draft is AUT’s internal design studio, situated in the Communication Design department. It aims to connect students from across the school with industry via external design projects…

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Under The Hood with… Sarah Johnston

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Under The Hood with… Manuel Payán

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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DA Pulse Check #6 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ designers and design studios are doing right now and how their work and business has been affected by the COVID pandemic response. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Portfolio Recruitment, mychillybin, and Streamtime,as we navigate the post-covid landscape DA is continuing our video conversations with Aotearoa NZ…

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Meet the Makers (& educators) behind Project Make: Nathan Walker

Project Make champions the role of design and design education in New Zealand and encourages folk to make things together. We spoke with the educators about their individual journeys, collective approach to design education, what sparked the initiative and the positive impacts their teaching is having. https://project-make.com/ Today we hear from Nathan Walker: Nathan is…

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Fresh From the Field – OneFortyOne by Voice

This Fresh From The Field by Voice Brand Agency features a cohesive Brand Strategy, Visual Identity, and Brand Guidelines for a business experiencing rapid growth. 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: OneFortyOne is a vertically integrated,…

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2020 Dieline Awards – NZ winners

Design Assembly extends our heartfelt congratulations to all the New Zealand winners and finalists for the 2020 Dieline Awards. The benchmark for impeccably-designed packaging of consumer products, The Dieline Awards recognise the absolute best from designers and design agencies worldwide. The awards (in their 10th year), have become the standard which brand owners, consumers, and…

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Meet our Friends… White Rabbit

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. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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5 minutes with… Charlotte McCrae

DA loved the impactful series of posters Charlotte McCrae produced for Mate Act Now. Charlotte is a Graphic Designer and Creative based in Auckland. She graduated from Massey University School of Design in 2012 and has previously worked in Melbourne, Auckland and London. She believes that design should look nice but mean something. She is…

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Fresh from the Field — Home Fragrance by Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston’s design practise is a confluence of visual, product and packaging design. The consistent thread throughout her work is an expert understanding of form and dimension, pristine polish and playful art direction. This Fresh From The Field profiles Sarah’s latest home fragrance range Volumes. If you have new or recent work that you would…

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Meet our friends… Previously Unavailable

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. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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Fresh From The Field NZC: Representing New Zealand by Culture & Theory

This Fresh from the field is further evidence of Culture & Theory‘s masterful typographic craftsmanship, and bold art direction. Featuring a striking campaign to celebrate the collective strength and spirit of competition within our international crickets teams. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field…

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UNVEIL by Nicole Redman with… Raul Sarrot

This is the third 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 Raul Sarrot of…

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Meet the Makers (& educators) behind Project Make: Anjuli Selvadurai

Project Make champions the role of design and design education in New Zealand and encourages folk to make things together. We spoke with the educators about their individual journeys, collective approach to design education, what sparked the initiative and the positive impacts their teaching is having. https://project-make.com/ Today we hear from Anjuli Selvadurai: Anjuli Selvadurai…

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By Day By Night, Scott Savage & Colleen Pugh – Yoobee Colleges

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own personal design practice. Today we hear from Scott Savage Colleen Pugh who work at  Yoobee Colleges School of Design Auckland Campus.     Scott and Colleen are…

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Fresh From the Field — Little & Brave by White Rabbit

This Fresh From The Field by White Rabbit features brand strategy & application for an ambitious startup changing Aotearoa for the better. 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. Little & BraveTHE BRIEF: The story behind the Kiwi Mum and Dad…

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Take 10 with… Amanda Gilchrist

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

3 weeks ago by

Fresh From the Field – Mate Act Now Book & Website by Liam Ooi

This Fresh From The Field by Liam Ooi features the digital and publication design for the Mate Act Now poster protest initiative. Pre-Orders for the Mate Act Now book have closed the edition is in production and there are just 100 copies of this important publication available. (Act quickly to secure yours now!) If you have…

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Take 10 with… Annie McCulloch

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

3 weeks ago by

Take 10 with… Anthony Hos

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

3 weeks ago by

Aotearoa Photographers: Peter Rees

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Peter Rees to find out more about his life behind the lens, the diverse subjects he shoots, how art informs his process, opportunities to capture unexpected delight and being inspired by our land and seascapes. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin.   How…

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Take 10 with… Richie Hartness

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

3 weeks ago by

Take 10 with… Raymond Mckay

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

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Take 10 with… Anushka Harrison

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

4 weeks ago by

Meet the Makers (& educators) behind Project Make: Demelza Round

Project Make champions the role of design and design education in New Zealand and encourages folk to make things together. We spoke with the educators about their individual journeys, collective approach to design education, what sparked the initiative and the positive impacts their teaching is having. https://project-make.com/ Today we hear from Demelza Round: Demelza is…

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