2020 GOOD DESIGN AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. Through the annual Good Design Awards program, they recognise and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation. Celebrating the best in design and architecture across 11 main design disciplines and 28 sub-categories, including Communication Design, Digital Design…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Peggy-Jane Keddy, Unitec

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Peggy-Jane Keddy from Unitec     Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

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Meet our friends… Streamtime, project management software for companies that don’t do boring.

In our 2019 audience survey, you identified; studio, time and project management as your biggest pain points with design practice so we are incredibly excited to be partnering with our friends Streamtime… who are on a mission to help create healthier creative businesses. Streamtime enable creatives to do what they do best (not admin!) Creative…

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Queer in Design – Isaac Loyola

In this series, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ designers as they share their career pathways, explore how being queer informs their work, and discuss how we achieve better representation and inclusivity in Aotearoa design industry. Today we meet Isaac Loyola owner and creative director of www.loyola.co.nz Can you tell us about your creative journey so far?…

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5 minutes with… Jo Hanson, Senior Account Director at Principals

Ahead of our Auckland DA Workshop: Writing and Presenting for Designers we caught up with Jo Hanson senior account director at Principals, who has created a unique hybrid role for herself which is anything but S.A.D. (which she’ll tell you is the worst job title acronym ever). Part project manager. Part copywriter. Part production manager.…

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Fresh From The Field — Queer Pavilion by Rebecca Steedman

This Fresh From The Field by Rebecca Steedman heroes bold repetitive typographic elements, interconnected and layered to represent diverse voices for the 2020 Queer Pavilion. 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 : Queer Pavilion is a drifting…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Angela Coote, AUT

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Angela Coote from AUT Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick design…

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In-house Design Luminaries — David Kaho, Marketing Design Leader, LION

This series profiles the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios, this week we spoke with David Kaho, Marketing Design Leader at LION. David works with some of New Zealand’s most recognisable beverage brands. Can you describe the creative path you took to get where you’re at now? I started here at Lion…

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5 minutes with… Susannah ‘Roxy’ Huntington

Ahead of our Auckland DA Event: Out of Office – Conversations on working inhouse we caught up with Roxy Huntington – Former Head of Design, Trade Me. Can you describe the creative path you took to get where you’re at now? With a Market Researcher mum and Research Scientist dad, questions such as “why?” and…

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Queer in Design — Pedro Marques

In this series, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ designers as they share their career pathways, explore how being queer informs their work, and discuss how we achieve better representation and inclusivity in Aotearoa design industry. Today we meet Pedro Marques, graphic designer (& resident letterer) at pan.co.nz Can you tell us about your creative journey so…

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Fresh From The Field — Groundd

This Fresh From The Field features a high quality, homegrown wellness product, (the best in its category)! Groundd is a sleep startup with beautifully considered brand, packaging and photography scaffolding its exceptional product 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…

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The TDC65 exhibition is coming to Aotearoa

The Type Directors Club is pleased to announce that its “World’s Best Typography” exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the second time, courtesy of award-winning creative agency Osborne Shiwan and Portfolio Recruitment. Direct from its New York showing, TDC65 Auckland will showcase an exciting and culturally diverse range of award-winning work chosen by…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Kees Bakker, AUT

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Kees Bakker from AUT Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick…

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Aotearoa Photographers: David Hamilton

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer David Hamilton to find out more about his life behind the lens, the diverse subjects he shoots and keeping pace with changing technology. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin.   How did you get started in the photographic industry? I was a hair…

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Do digital right with DA’s new partners Blutui

Innovations often begin with an ‘itch that needs to be scratched’; in design, this is particularly true: we see a problem and ideate toward a solution with tenacity. With the catch-cry “Do Digital Right” Blutui is the culmination of 4 years of this determined issues-based development by PAN, a digital creative studio based in Hamilton,…

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Fresh From The Field — RUN’s Auckland Rainbow Hub

Auckland Pride Festival is in full swing, ahead of tonights Queer Design Assembly event we are showcasing another of our favourite pride adjacent designs in this Fresh From The Field. The Rainbow Hub is a vibrant and cheeky interactive installation by RUN. It celebrates Auckland’s LGBTQ+ community and invites the city to participate in the…

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Fresh From The Field — Our Selves by Sarah Gladwell

There is proud history of Queer publications from the independent press in Aotearoa. This Fresh From The Field celebrates one of the newest ‘Our Selves’ which launched to coincide with the 8th annual Auckland Pride Festival. The publication is a tangible record of the festival and captures critical voices from the community, beautifully designed the…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Natasha Pinker, AUT

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Natasha Pinker, AUT     Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to…

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Queer in Design – Kaan Hiini

In this series, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ designers as they share their career pathways, explore how being queer informs their work, and discuss how we achieve better representation and inclusivity in Aotearoa design industry. Many of you will be familiar with Kaan Hiini, senior designer at Curative, Kaan has been in service to our community…

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Mentally Healthy 2020 survey launches

Never Not Creative, UnLtd and Everymind have partnered to conduct the second major study into the mental health and wellbeing of the media, marketing and creative industry in Australia (and New Zealand!) Take the survey The study follows the Mentally Healthy 2018 survey, completed by more than 1,800 participants, which identified that people in the…

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Fresh From The Field — Ministry of Culture & Heritage 2018/19 Manatū Taonga Annual Report

This Fresh From The Field by Manatū Taonga (the Ministry of Culture & Heritage) proudly documents colourful evidence of the organisations mahi. 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 Manatū Taonga supports the cultural sector in arts,…

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UNVEIL by Nicole Redman with… Sam Stuchbury

This is the second 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 Creative Director and…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Frida Lindström, Yoobee Colleges School of Design

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Frida Lindström from Yoobee Colleges School of Design   Was there someone (or something)…

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Fresh From The Field — Love Cans by Marx

This Fresh From The Field by Marx Design Ltd embraces the idea that chaos is beautiful.  At first glance you may think this doesn’t look quite right. But it is! Marx expertly designed it like that. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email …

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Hot New Things 2020 – Jessica Carran, Yoobee Colleges School of Design

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Jessica Carran from Yoobee Colleges School of Design Was there someone (or something) that…

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