DA Friends Campaign by RUN awarded GOLD in Indigo Awards

DA relies on our friends to keep going and growing. In 2019 we engaged our friends RUN to create a campaign around the benefits of being a DA friend. We loved their response and were thrilled to see RUN awarded on the international stage for their work on this initiative. “Design Assembly needed a campaign…

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Take 10 with… Casie Smith

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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DA Pulse Check #4 – 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…

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Fresh from the field — Hype Entertainment by Psychoactive Studios

This Fresh From The Field features a website which takes users through a dynamically evolving space odyssey. The immersive experience was crafted by ‘digital amphibians’ Psychoactive Studios whose multidisciplinary team incubates beautifully intuitive solutions to tricky design problems. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the…

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An 🌎 Day, Fresh from the Field — Mate Act Now

A protest is a check and balance on authority. This Fresh From The Field shines a spotlight on one such protest — Mate Act Now is 100 posters collectively protesting climate change and driving political action — #mateactnow launches today to raise awareness and funds for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Australia. If…

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Fresh From The Field — Aroha from Afar by McCarthy

At this tough time, it’s more important than ever for us to be kind, keep in touch and band together. This Fresh From The Field features All Right? an incredibly important campaign by McCarthy for the Mental Health Foundation. The delightful illustrations, humanist lettering and warm messaging share simple things we can do to look…

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Take 10 with… Chris Flack

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… Tonya Sweet

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…Clem Devine

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… Matt Grantham

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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Fresh From The Field — Maker’s Anonymous

This Fresh From The Field by Tried&True features a distinctively bold (and rebellious!) new identity, category-defining campaign imagery and playful packaging. 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: Pernod Ricard was launching an innovative new wine brand with…

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Fresh from the Field — A Covid19 PSA Campaign by Fox & Co Design

This Fresh From The Field features a bold, narrative rich, high-stakes awareness campaign for Covid19 by Fox & Co Design. 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. Project Brief Acknowledging the need for effective, cut through messaging during a worldwide…

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Take 10 with… Bren Imboden & Luis Viale

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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5 minutes with… Minnie Baragwanath, Chief Possibility Officer at AUT’s Centre of Possibility

We spoke with Minnie Baragwanath, Chief Possibility Officer at AUT’s Centre of Possibility to learn more about designing with a lens of possibility, the prevalence of access needs in our community, the costs of inaccessibility and the important distinction between designing for accessibility rather than disability. Minnie also shares how vision impairment shaped her creativity,…

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Take 10 with… Nicole Arnett Phillips

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… Alister Coyne

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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In conversation with you…

How are you doing? In order for the DA to advocate on your behalf and offer our community valuable relevant support, we want to better understand your current situation and what is important to you. Please answer the following questions to assist us in making a plan of action to support the Aotearoa NZ Design…

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Fresh From The Field — Finery by Onfire Design

This Fresh From The Field for Finery Drinks (a favourite of the DA team) is by Onfire Design and features a striking identity, elegant packaging, and beautifully considered typography (just look at that phenomenal stroke variation and ligature!) If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the…

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Take 10 with… Tristan O’Shannessy

The DA team wants 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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Aotearoa Photographers Shane Davies

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Shane Davies to learn more about his life behind the lens, how visual impairment informs his creative practice, accessibility in digital design, and tips for aspiring photographers. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin.   How did you get started with photography? It all…

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Take 10 with… Sam Southwell

The DA team wants 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… Leon Mackie

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 months ago by

DA Pulse Check – 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…

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Fresh From The Field — ChildFund by LUSHAI

This Fresh From The Field profiles a new user-centred digital home for ChildFund. Lushai discusses some of the design decisions their team made in reimagining the website which allowed the organisation to maintain their content and presence themselves without breaking the bank with every additional edit. If you have new or recent work that you…

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Take 10 with… Louise Kellerman

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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