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ONLINE DA EVENT | Under The Hood | July 2023

You are invited to join us online as two creatives walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other […]

Events, Front Page
July 19, 2023 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Auckland | DA Lunch Club

This winter edition of the DA Lunch Club is for all those who work in management and leadership roles within Aotearoa NZ creative businesses.  Join us for a delicious meal while we connect with leaders in the creative industry and learn from our featured speakers who'll be sharing and discussing what healthy creative businesses look like.    Special […]

Auckland
Events
July 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RAMP Festival

  "Haere Mai Ramp 2023 In recent times, we’re seeing the escalation of the adverse effects of humanity as we lose literal and psychic space in our built and virtual environments. In some ways, art is akin to the creative act of nature, which made us think, what can the arts do to respond to […]

Hamilton
Events, Front Page, Workshops
August 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

HAMILTON: DA x Rocketspark Kōrero

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 on Design Assembly. This event at Last Place Bar is proudly brought to you by Design Assembly and Rocketspark in celebration of the […]

Hamilton
Events
August 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH: Brunch By The Beach

Come along to the New Brighton Surf Club for a unique event created for freelance graphic designers! DA Friends can use the code DAFRIEND at checkout for a discount on their tickets. Brunch by the Beach in Christchurch is an opportunity to connect with other local designers, learn from Matt Innes about his award-winning branding […]

Christchurch
Events, Workshops
August 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

AUCKLAND TĀMAKI MAKAURAU DA Event: Spring Conversations | Design & Placemaking

Welcome to Design Assembly's Spring Conversations 2023!  This time we will be exploring the role that design plays in creating a sense of place. Tickets are FREE for DA Friends - Access tickets with your special code Placemaking is an approach where people work together to make places better, not only for themselves but for […]

$40
Auckland
Events, Front Page
September 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE EVENT | Freelancing Diaries: All about ACC

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life. In this free webinar Hnry's Customer Finance Manager, Sophie Parrott, will be taking us through some of the key things creative freelancers need to know about ACC - including how […]

Online
Events, Front Page
September 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Doing Design Differently Auckland: Panel with George Aye

CoDesignCo, in collaboration with the University of Auckland's Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, presents the "Doing Design Differently Auckland: Panel with George Aye," which critically examines the evolving landscape of social design in Australia and Aotearoa, emphasising ethical considerations. George Aye, co-founder of Greater Good Studio, will be joined by panellists Cecelia Faumuina, Kaan […]

Auckland
Events
September 6, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CHRISTCHURCH ŌTAUTAHI DA Event: Spring Conversations | Design & Placemaking

Welcome to Design Assembly's Spring Conversations 2023! This time we will be exploring the role that design plays in creating a sense of place. Tickets are FREE for DA Friends - Access tickets with your special code Placemaking is an approach where people work together to make places better, not only for themselves but for […]

$40
Christchurch
Events, Front Page
September 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WELLINGTON PŌNEKE DA Event: Spring Conversations | Design & Placemaking

Welcome to Design Assembly's Spring Conversations 2023!  This time we will be exploring the role that design plays in creating a sense of place. Tickets are FREE for DA Friends - Access tickets with your special code Placemaking is an approach where people work together to make places better, not only for themselves but for […]

$40
Wellington
Events, Front Page
September 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Creatives for Climate Auckland Climate Festival Panel

Creatives for Climate is a global movement of storytellers and solutionists divesting their talent from destruction, and using their narrative power to build a just and regenerative world The global NGO has a mission and mandate to kick start an action plan across Aotearoa, and as a first step, is inviting local industry leaders to […]

Free
Online
Events, Front Page
September 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ONLINE: Under the Hood | 11 October 2023

You are invited to join us online as two creatives walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other […]

Online
Events, Front Page
October 11, 2023 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

2023 Pitch Graduate Showcase | Ara

2023 Pitch Graduate Showcase for Bachelor of Design, Visual Communication is on now until 25th Oct 2023.   Industry folks, you are invited to come along Thursday, 19 October   The exhibition will be taking place at the Kahukura building

Christchurch
Events
October 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka EOYE 2023

Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation students from first to third year demonstrate their creativity and mahi in the annual End of Year Exhibition. The exhibition honours students and their achievements while shining a light on Aotearoa's future Designers and creatives. All of the Design Innovation studies courses' work is on exhibit. This exhibition brings […]

Wellington
Events
November 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Brunch by the Bay

Come together at Brunch by the Bay in Auckland to connect with other local designers, hear from Laura Feaveryear about her design journey, and get practical advice from a panel of successful freelancers. Plus, enjoy some tasty brunch snacks alongside your fellow creatives. Use discount code DAFRIEND to get a discounted ticket   Featured Speaker: […]

Auckland
Events
November 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wintec Graduate Creative Showcase

The Wintec graduate Creative Showcase is taking place between 16-25 Nov. The Media, Art, & Design Exhibition opening night will be 16 Nov 4:30-9pm and 17 Nov 10-2pm.

Hamilton
Events
November 16, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - November 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Otago Polytechnic EOY Exhibition | ‘Debrief’

Product Design Showcase opening night: 16 Nov ‘Debrief’. 5:30pm in The Hub, Forth St, Dunedin. Communication Design Showcase opening night: 17 Nov, ‘Debrief’. 5:30pm Ōwheo, Anzac Ave, Dunedin

Dunedin
Events
November 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - November 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

AUT Art & Design Graduate Showcase

Come along to view and celebrate the work of the graduating students from AUT’s School of Art and Design -  Kura Toi a Hoahoa. The student work represents the culmination of an educational experience, exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies. Opening night: Thursday 16 November WE & WM Buildings, AUT […]

Auckland
Events
November 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Workshop Tāmaki Makaurau | Elevating Design Leadership: From Manager to Coach

DA WORKSHOP TĀMAKI MAKAURAU Elevating Design Leadership: From Manager to Coach Do you manage people or lead a team in your role?  Design Assembly presents a workshop to support you to navigate the challenges and opportunities you face leading people in your work.  We all can remember the best and the worst boss we ever […]

$450.00
Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
November 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Unitec | DCA Gradshow

The Unitec Graduate Showcase is being held 23-25 November with the opening night held on 23 Nov.

Auckland
Events
November 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - November 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

ReDesign | University of Auckland Graduate Showcase

The Design Programme at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland challenges traditionally siloed design disciplines, exploring the power of design thinking across various industries. Design is one of the only disciplines that bridges many fields, and it is at this intersection that great things are possible. The ReDesign Graduate Show exhibition features work by University […]

Auckland
Events
November 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Design for Health Symposium 2023

This year, AUT's D4H symposium will explore how designers work with communities to bring their solutions to life, with a specific focus on rangatahi as the leaders of the future. Mainstream providers have a role in working with those most underserved. They must also give space and time to allow rangatahi to lead and design […]

Auckland
Events, Front Page
December 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online Event | The Freelancing Diaries | Preparing yourself for the end of the financial year

Freelancing Diaries: Preparing for the end of the financial year

We've teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’ | a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life.

Free
Online
Events, Front Page
February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Friends of Figma, Wellington

Join the Friends of Figma summer edition to make connections, share ideas, and learn how other designers are creating world-class experiences. There will be plenty of opportunity to have a say in what you'd like to see at future FoF Wellington events. See you there! Event info  Event Date: Thu 29th February 2024  Time: 4:30pm NZT […]

Wellington
Events
February 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | Women in Design

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Online
Events, Front Page
March 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

reDesign seminar series: AI in Creative Industries Conference

The reDesign seminar series is a platform for experts and industry leaders from the fields of design, technology and social entrepreneurship to reveal insights into their work and ways of working. These experts discuss topics that seek to foster interdisciplinary discussions and collaborative problem-solving. Find out about talks coming up and save your spot

Auckland
Events
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DA Workshop Ōtautahi | Building Brands on Big Ideas with Rupert de Paula

Design Assembly presents a workshop to help supercharge your design process with an ideas-led methodology. BUILDING BRANDS ON BIG IDEAS Big ideas are traditionally perceived as the realm of advertising. But have as much importance and power within branding — if not more. In fact, the best design work in the world is rooted in […]

Christchurch
Events, Front Page, Workshops
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Event | Women in Design DAY | Design and You

Design Assembly is excited to introduce the inaugural DA Women in Design Day (Design and You) 2024 — an annual event dedicated to fostering community, celebration, and education among women in the design industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The talks will explore the theme 'The personal is political: How has your background, life experiences and values shaped your design practice to live a life in design?

Auckland, Hamilton
Events, Front Page
March 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Welcome to Design Assembly's Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring the subject of Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

Auckland
Events, Front Page
April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Pōneke Wellington

Welcome to Design Assembly's Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

Wellington
Events, Front Page
April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Ōtautahi Christchurch

Welcome to Design Assembly's Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

Christchurch
Events, Front Page
April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Streamtime and DBC Happier, Healthier Business Canvas Workshop | Pōneke

Following years of creative agency business management and consulting and building on more recent research and accreditation in workplace wellbeing, Carol, Greg and Andy have joined forces to create a diagnostic tool to help manage happier, healthier creative businesses.

$350.00
Wellington
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May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Lunch Club 2024 with Never Not Creative | Pōneke

Join your creative and design industry peers for the 2024 edition of the DA Lunch Club brought to you by Never Not Creative.

This year's edition of the DA Club centres around the question:

“How do we create psychological safety in our industry and our workplaces?”

Never Not Creative has been investigating the mental wellbeing of the creative, media and marketing industries since 2018. While improvements in understanding and stigma have been observed, there’s still plenty of work to do.

$69.00
Wellington
Events, Front Page
May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Streamtime and DBC Happier, Healthier Business Canvas Workshop | Tāmaki Makaurau

Following years of creative agency business management and consulting and building on more recent research and accreditation in workplace wellbeing, Carol, Greg and Andy have joined forces to create a diagnostic tool to help manage happier, healthier creative businesses.

$350.00
Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Lunch Club 2024 with Never Not Creative | Tāmaki Makaurau

Join your creative and design industry peers for the 2024 edition of the DA Lunch Club brought to you by Never Not Creative.

This year's edition of the DA Club centres around the question:

“How do we create psychological safety in our industry and our workplaces?”

Never Not Creative has been investigating the mental wellbeing of the creative, media and marketing industries since 2018. While improvements in understanding and stigma have been observed, there’s still plenty of work to do.

$69.00
Auckland
Events, Front Page
May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2024 Good Design Awards

ENTER THE 2024 AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARDS. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 17 MAY   The Design Effect – Be Part of it.  In a world where design has the power to change the way we live, work, play and grow – it is more critical than ever that design, is good design. That is, design with purpose, […]

Events
May 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:59 pm

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | AI

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Online
Events, Front Page
May 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

DA Workshop | The Business of Design with Laura Feavearyear | Tāmaki Makaurau

Stepping out on your own can be daunting for even the most experienced designer, running a business calls for many hats to be worn every day along with doing the work. This course is designed to give you ideas and inspiration to get a head start into freelancing, with lessons and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

$250.00
Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Online Event | The Freelancing Diaries | Pros & Cons of being a Sole Trader vs Company

Freelancing Diaries: April topic to be confirmed. Watch this space!

We've teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’ | a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life.

Free
Online
Events, Front Page
May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Deep South Design Summit

What is this design summit? The Deep South Design Summit aims to connect Queenstown and Wānaka based designers, artists, writers, creatives, photographers and illustrators. The goal of this event is to bring the creative and design community together to meet, learn and connect. This event is DIY, ad hoc, impromptu and non-profit. Now is the […]

Wānaka
Events
June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm