Fresh From the Field — Culture Yoghurts by Onfire Design

This Fresh From The Field by Onfire Design is bold (as is all their work), Onfire demonstrates a distinctive bravery throughout their brand and packaging projects. Particularly Onfire’s fast consumer goods work which consistently redefines categories and commands attention on shelves. Culture Yoghurts is no exception, its vibrant, its loud and its fun. Living food…

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Take 10 with… Vaughn Davis

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

7 months ago by

Take 10 with… Caitlin Thompson

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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5 minutes with… Charlie Cooper, CTO at Blutui

Design Assembly got the opportunity to speak to Charlie Cooper Chief Technology Officer and product manager Blutui. Charlie is also the Managing Partner+CTO at PAN Agency in Hamilton. Blutui grew from PAN’s drive for a better digital solution and Chalie leads a talented team of developers and creatives to drive better digital solutions for agencies…

8 months ago by

Fresh From the Field — Covid Flag Designs to support the Women’s Refuge by Kate Cameron-Donald

Kate Cameron-Donald, is a designer and artist based in Auckland. This Fresh From The Field profiles Kate’s personal Lockdown project. A collection of six hand-painted flags featuring slogans such as ‘we’re all in this together’ and ‘stay in your bubble’ – mantras that became ingrained in our psyche during our Kiwi lockdown. If you have…

8 months ago by

Take 10 with… Manda Clarke

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

8 months ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell from Akin. Emma and Tana co-founded Akin in 2015, a strategic design studio focused on creating engaging, seductive and effective…

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Auckland Festival of Photography, 28th May to 14th June

The 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography (now in its 17th year) is underway in Tāmaki Makaurau. This city-wide contemporary art and cultural event takes place within Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites during June each year. The programme includes a mix of emerging and established artists and comprises existing works and…

8 months ago by

Field Guide 2020: COVID Response & You

This Field Guide article is the first in this 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…

8 months ago by

Fresh From the Field — Endeavour Property Services by Pixel Push

This Fresh From The Field features on-brand motion design for Endeavour Property Services by Pixelpush a multi-disciplinary design studio with a focus on moving images. 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: Create an explainer video for a…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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.…

8 months ago by

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.…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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,…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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…

9 months ago by

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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