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Design Assembly runs a national series of in-person events and workshops throughout the year in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

We also hold a series of online events throughout the year that can be accessed throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Keep an eye on this page, follow us on social media or sign-up to our email at the bottom of the website for all the upcoming events and workshops near you.

June 2022

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
GridAKL / John Lysaght, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word. Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be…

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AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
GridAKL / John Lysaght, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your team's confidence to engage with Māori communities and represent Māori aspirations. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student (Not a DA…

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AKL: Annual Pub Quiz 2022

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East St Hall, 5 East Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for 2022!  Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia to win the great Design Assembly bragging rights for a year! Book a table Pit your studio against the rest of Auckland, or gather together a team of your design friends and colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening amongst the biggest design nerds in Auckland. Your ticket includes some basic nibbles…

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Auckland DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
GridAKL / John Lysaght, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register   Presented…

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July 2022

DA Online Event – Under The Hood July, Two Designers & Two Projects

July 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

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WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your team's confidence to engage with Māori communities and represent Māori aspirations. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student (Not a DA…

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WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register   Presented…

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August 2022

DUNEDIN DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
To confirm – DUNEDIN, 1010 New Zealand + Google Map

Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word. Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be…

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DA Online Event – Under The Hood August, Two Designers & Two Projects

August 31 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

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September 2022

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm – Christchurch, Cristchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your team's confidence to engage with Māori communities and represent Māori aspirations. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student (Not a DA…

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CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm – Christchurch, Cristchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register   Presented…

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October 2022

DA Online Event – Under The Hood October, Two Designers & Two Projects

October 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

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AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Writing as a Brand with Mark Easterbrook

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
GridAKL / John Lysaght, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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A great brand has a distinctive voice that comes through in its creative work and content. It also influences the way people who represent the brand speak and write. But how do you get that voice right and keep it consistent? Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here) Register What will you learn? This workshop will walk through a straightforward model for defining…

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