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Design Assembly runs a national series of events and workshops throughout the year in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. The program varies from city to city.

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.

  • February Queer Design Assembly
  • March DA Conversations speaker or panel events
  • May DA Women in Design
  • June DA Pub Quiz
  • July DA Portfolio Speed Dating Review
  • August DA Women in Design
  • September DA Conversations speaker or panel events

 

Throughout 2020, Design Assembly will running a series of ONLINE events in response to the national plan for events and workshops during Covid-19 alert levels. We will aim to hold in-person events and workshops as we can.

November 2016

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Christchurch

November 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer! Design Assembly End of Year Wrap Party, Christchurch At XCHC 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch Join the Meetup here: www.meetup.com/Design-Assembly-Christchurch/events/235584216/ Limited numbers

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Free

DA End of Year Wrap Party — Wellington

November 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Preservatorium, 39 Webb St, Mt Cook
Wellington, New Zealand
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Join your fellow designers and creatives to celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer! Preservatorium Christmas Party, Wellington The Preservatorium 39 Webb St Mount Cook Wellington 6011 Kicks off from 5.30pm, Wednesday November 30th. Numbers limited. RSVP via: http://www.meetup.com/designpro/events/235446160/

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February 2017

Free

Adobe Creative Jam: Feb 16th

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Calling all Aucklanders for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on February 16th at Thievery Studio. Hear from local creative industry superstars including makebardo, and Material as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of designers compete in a tournament to tackle a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative Cloud. Come for the food and beer, stay for the cut-throat battle. Numbers are…

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March 2017

Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Design Assembly presents our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. We are delighted to bring you Jane Maloney from M/K Press along with Stephen McCarthy and Scott Bolton from McCarthy for Christchurch. Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery.

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Design Assembly Conversations Auckland

March 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. Format for our Auckland event will be a panel discussion about pertinent issues in graphic design today, and will feature a selection of design professionals with Grant Alexander as adjudicator. Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery.

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Design Assembly Conversations Wellington

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BizDojo, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. Our Wellington speakers are Peter Montgomery and Kelly Spencer: Craft Works Pete Montgomery has worked in agencies — from large to small, advertising to branding — and often asks himself, “How do you champion craft in an enterprise environment?”. He’ll share his observations from 20 years in the creative industry. Kelly Spencer Kelly will discuss the unconventional path that she's taken to…

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May 2017

DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 11 May, Auckland

May 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Capitol Cinema, 610 Dominion Road
Auckland, New Zealand
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Design Assembly invites you to our eagerly-anticipated annual film events taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This year we are delighted to present Briar Levit's Graphic Means. Graphic Means Auckland Thursday 11 May, 8.00pm arrival, film starts 8.15pm Capitol Cinema 610 Dominion Road Balmoral, Auckland Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up).  Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole…

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Branding & Placemaking for Cities, Katie Bevin, 23rd May, Wellington

May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raglan Roast Coffee, 40 Abel Smith Street
Wellington,
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Designer Katie Bevin talks branding and placemaking for cities The Society of Experiential Graphic Design Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm This event is FREE, but you will need to register via Eventbrite: Katie Bevin is a New Zealand-born designer specialising in environmental graphic design. She creates branded experiences for the built environment. Her work and experience ranges from environmental graphics to signage systems, placemaking, and installation design. Katie has worked extensively in Australia (for agencies…

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June 2017

DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 12 June, Wellington

June 12, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The Embassy, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington Design Meetup and Design Assembly invites you to our eagerly-anticipated annual film events taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This year we are delighted to present Briar Levit's Graphic Means. Graphic Means Wellington Monday 12th June, 6.15pm arrival, film starts at 6.30pm The Embassy 10 Kent Terrace Mount Victoria, Wellington  Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up).  Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop…

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DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 14 June, Christchurch

June 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deluxe Cinema, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Design Assembly invites you to our eagerly-anticipated annual film events taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This year we are delighted to present Briar Levit's Graphic Means. Graphic Means Christchurch Wednesday 14th June, 6pm arrival, film starts 6.15pm Deluxe Cinema The Tannery, Woolston 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up).  Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole…

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6th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 15th, 2017

June 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bluestone Room, 9-11 Durham Lane
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to wrestle the trophy out of the hands of the 2016 winning team for 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 Auckland are. 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…

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