Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam, Thursday 7th September

Calling all Cantabrian Designers and Creatives: join us for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on Thursday September 7th at Christchurch's XCHC. Hear from creative industry stars Lindsay Yee and Natasha Vermeulen as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of […]

Christchurch
September 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, September 7th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Wellington really are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of […]

Wellington
September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DA 10th Anniversary Screening of Helvetica, September 14th, Auckland

It’s been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate the influence of one typeface on a generation and decade of design. “Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It […]

Auckland
September 14, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 9:35 pm

DA Film Event: Helvetica 10th Anniversary Screening, 18th October, Hastings

Rachel and Jason Juno will be hosting the first ever Design Assembly event in the Hawkes Bay region with a screening of Helvetica on Wednesday, October 18th. It's been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate […]

Hastings
October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday November 23rd, Auckland

You're invited to the Auckland End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23rd November at Objectspace in Ponsonby. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017 for […]

Free
Auckland
November 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday 30th November, Christchurch

You're invited to the Christchurch DA End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 30th November at the XCHC. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017 for […]

Free
Christchurch
November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hawke’s Bay: DA Korero 2018

Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring you our second event for Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero, a chance for creatives in the Bay to catch up and have a casual chat about all things design. Join us at The Urban Winery on the 22nd of March from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

FREE
Napier
March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Christchurch: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. Details to be announced very soon.

Christchurch
March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Auckland: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. Our Auckland event takes the form of a panel discussion about pertinent issues in the New Zealand graphic design profession community in 2018. We've got an awesome line up of speakers including Donna McCort — Creative Director at Dow/Goodfolk, Nick Riley, Creative Director & Jonte Goldwater, Strategy Director at Culture&Theory, and Caroline Powley — Senior Lecturer at AUT. More to be announced soon.

Auckland
March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellington: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. We are excited to bring you Anna Dean and Angela Meyer, Co-Directors — Double Denim, speaking about Women and Design, and Nan O'Sullivan — Programme Director Design for Social Innovation at the School of Design in Victoria University, speaking about Design for Social Innovation.

Wellington
April 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Chch Isle of Dogs Movie: Panel and Screening

A one off event that will be a great studio outing as well as social event for professionals and students alike.In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.

Christchurch
May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

7th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 28th, 2018

The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its seventh year! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — you know you want this year’s bragging rights! Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening amongst the biggest design nerds in Auckland. 

Auckland
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, July 24th, 2018

The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its third year in Wellington! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — you know you want this year’s bragging rights! Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your […]

Wellington
July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Auckland: Living the Freelance Life — Conversations for the Self-Employed

Design Assembly is excited to bring you a morning of conversations dedicated to those who are self-employed, celebrating the alluring yet intricate art that is freelancing.

Auckland
August 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

7th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Christchurch September 13th, 2018

The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its seventh year! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — you know you want this year’s bragging rights! Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening amongst the biggest design nerds in Christchurch.

Christchurch
September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DA Korero | Spring – Hawke’s Bay

Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring to Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero | Spring. Like the autumn event, it is a casual opportunity to get the creative community together and have a chat about all things design. Join us at The Urban Winery on the 20th of September from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

FREE
Napier
September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Auckland: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring Series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at 'Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design' — what does it mean and why does it matter? With a very special line up of speakers.

Auckland
October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellington: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring Series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at 'Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design' — what does it mean and why does it matter? With a very special line up of speakers.

Wellington
October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellington: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA's End of Year Wrap Party in Wellington: Thursday 29th November at Fortune Favours. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

FREE
Wellington
November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Auckland: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA's End of Year Wrap Party in Auckland: Thursday 29th November at Ponsonby Social Club. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

FREE
Auckland
November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christchurch: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA’s End of Year Wrap Party in Christchurch: Thursday 13th December at XCHC (Exchange Christchurch). Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

Free
Christchurch
December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

DA Women In Design Evenings – Auckland

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Free to attend, spaces are limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28 February 2019 6pm - 8pm Hello Beasty 95_97 Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour                   […]

Free
Auckland
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Women In Design Evenings – Christchurch

Join us for an informal evening of drinks from 27seconds and nibbles as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Free to attend, spaces are limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28 February 2019 6pm – 8pm Junk & Disorderly Christchurch 105 Orbell Street Sydenham                […]

Christchurch
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Women In Design Evenings – Wellington

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Free to attend, spaces are limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28 February 2019 6pm - 10pm Fortune Favours 7 Leeds St, Te Aro, Wellington                   […]

Free
Wellington
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RAMP Festival: DA Kōrero with Rocketspark

Join your local designer community for an informal get-together – a chance to share a drink and some kai and have a conversation with your design friends old and new. First drink and hot chips on DA. This event is proudly brought to you by Design Assembly and Rocketspark in celebration of the Ramp Festival. […]

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN DA Kōrero with Otago Polytechnic

Join Design Assembly and Otago Polytechnic for a late winter Kōrero to network with the design community and chat all things design. Featuring Taryn Ormsby, Creative Director of Firebrand, and Mark Easterbrook, freelance copywriter and creative director with 20 years experience in the communications and creative industries. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Meet Our […]

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE DA Event: Under The Hood August, Two Designers & Two Projects

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.

August 31 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

WELLINGTON DA Event: Spring Conversations — Design For Everybody

Design Assembly is delighted to present our Spring Conversations panel discussion series for September 2022. Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean to be inclusive in design? What is 'lived experience' and […]

Wellington
September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH DA Event: Spring Conversations — Design For Everybody

Design Assembly is delighted to present our Spring Conversations panel discussion series for September 2022. Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean to be inclusive in design? What is 'lived experience' and […]

Christchurch
September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spring Conversations Auckland

AUCKLAND DA Event: Spring Conversations — Design For Everybody

Design Assembly is delighted to present our Spring Conversations panel discussion series for September 2022. Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean to be inclusive in design? What is 'lived experience' and […]

Auckland
September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Presenting for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

Even the best creative work can fall at the final hurdle — the client presentation. Telling the story of your work in a compelling way and equipping your client with reasons to say yes are vital skills for anyone in the design industry. Presenting the work well helps open the door to doing the work […]

Auckland
October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wellington Grad Show: Victoria University EOYE 2022

Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa celebrates the mahi of Architecture and Design Innovation students in the annual End of Year Exhibition. Our students are constantly exploring their auahatanga — creativity, to develop and produce works engaging with concepts of Architecture and Design Innovation. The End of Year Exhibition is a showcase of the mahi, skill and talent […]

Wellington
November 4 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

ONLINE DA EVENT: Never Not Mentally Healthy Webinar

Is your workplace inclusive? Do they prioritise your mental health? Are you happy?! Big questions, that hopefully the results of the 2022 Mentally Healthy Survey can shed some light on for our industry. Join us for a Webinar with Co-Chair of the Mentally Healthy Change Group and Founder of Never Not Creative, Andy Wright to […]

November 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Meaningful Strategy SOLD OUT

This event is sold out! Join the waitlist to be notified if a space becomes available.    Building on the previous success of Raul Sarrot’s strategy webinars and workshops, in this 3-hour hands-on session Raul will offer a deeper dive into the world of strategy focussing specifically on how to translate business purpose into a meaningful strategy that […]

Auckland
November 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

AUT Art & Design Graduate Showcase

We are very proud to present our showcase of the graduating students from Kura Toi a Hoahoa: School of Art and Design at AUT. The student work represents the culmination of an educational experience, exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies. We hope you enjoy viewing the art and design […]

Auckland CBD
November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Type as Monument

Type as Monument – join the SEGD Tāmaki Makaurau chapter for an evening with Alistair McCready from Monolith. The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland chapter of the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) and Design Assembly invite you to an evening exploring typographic design and its history with Alistair McCready from Monolith. Meet at the Isthmus Tāmaki […]

Auckland
November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Media Design School EOY Grad Exhibition: Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow

The Bachelor of Media Design End of Year Graduate Exhibition ‘Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow’ Media Design School proudly presents the End of Year Graduate Exhibition 2022 featuring the works from the Bachelor of Media Design (BMD) and the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies (Design) (GDCT). These collection of practice-led design work comes from specialist […]

Auckland
November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Media Design School’s Decade Arcade

Media Design School is celebrating 10 years of Game Art and Programming degrees with a free graduate show and free industry conference on 18-19 November 2022 at our Auckland Central campus. There’ll be an opportunity to hear from and network with some of the greatest minds within New Zealand's gaming industry who happened to get their […]

Free
Auckland CBD
November 18 @ 5:30 pm - November 19 @ 5:00 pm

Otago Polytechnic Debrief 2022: Beneath the Surface

Debrief is an annual end of year showcase presented by the Otago Polytechnic School of Design. Debrief proudly displays its graduates’ final projects across the three disciplines of Fashion, Product and Communication. Debrief22 explores the process and ideas ebbing and flowing beneath the surface of a polished piece of design.

Dunedin
November 19 @ 10:00 am - November 21 @ 4:00 pm

AUCKLAND DA Event: EOY Wrap Party 2022

Join your fellow designers and creatives to share our experiences of this year and celebrate the start of summer! This is a low-key networking event for members of our Design Assembly community and beyond. Your ticket will gain you entry into the East Street Hall courtyard, a tasty pizza that will be warm and on […]

Auckland
November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm