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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.

August 2021

$25

CHRISTCHURCH DA Annual Pub Quiz 2021

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Thinking Room, 367 Moorhouse Avenue
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for 2021!  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, we can pop you in a team or you can 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. Your…

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Free

WEBINAR: Stronger, Better, Happier Studio Program Walk Through

August 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

Join Louise Kellerman from Design Assembly and Andy Wright from Streamtime as they walk you through what to expect from their Stronger Better Happier Studio Program. Louise and Andy will give you an overview of the course and take you through some of the content in module one and two so you'll be able to get a good idea of whether this course is right for you. var humanitix = { findPos: function(obj) { var curtop = 0; if (obj.offsetParent)…

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$300

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jade Software, 5 Sir Gil Simpson Drive
Christchurch, 8053 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.

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Free

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

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

Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us for our monthly online event where two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow.

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September 2021

$300

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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In this 3-hour course, we will do a deep dive in the world of business and brand strategy, exploring how we can translate core purpose into a meaningful value-driven strategy. While we work on hands-on activities to co-create a meaningful strategic framework and an activation plan, we will answer the specific questions or challenges you might have around your business/brand.

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$300

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Design Thinking Reloaded with Raul Sarrot

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monster Valley, 74 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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What is the best way to deeply engage with your clients to better understand challenges and opportunities? In this workshop we will explore how we could complement Design Thinking with other co-creation techniques to work alongside your client and deeply understand problems and to come up with game-changing solutions.

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$300

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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In this 3-hour course, we will do a deep dive in the world of business and brand strategy, exploring how we can translate core purpose into a meaningful value-driven strategy. While we work on hands-on activities to co-create a meaningful strategic framework and an activation plan, we will answer the specific questions or challenges you might have around your business/brand.

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$300

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Design Thinking Reloaded with Raul Sarrot

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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What is the best way to deeply engage with your clients to better understand challenges and opportunities? In this workshop we will explore how we could complement Design Thinking with other co-creation techniques to work alongside your client and deeply understand problems and to come up with game-changing solutions.

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October 2021

$400

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

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Publica, Level 1, 100 Carlyle Street, Sydenham
Christchurch, 8023 New Zealand
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Prices: $400+gst Professional | $300+gst Design Assembly Friend | $100+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here) Register now The creative community plays a major role in connecting people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. To reflect an authentic Aotearoa we need to naturally weave into our craft the stories, values and perspectives at the heart of Māori culture. This workshop helps those…

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$300

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jade Software, 5 Sir Gil Simpson Drive
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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In this 3-hour course, we will do a deep dive in the world of business and brand strategy, exploring how we can translate core purpose into a meaningful value-driven strategy. While we work on hands-on activities to co-create a meaningful strategic framework and an activation plan, we will answer the specific questions or challenges you might have around your business/brand.

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$300

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Design Thinking Reloaded with Raul Sarrot

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jade Software, 5 Sir Gil Simpson Drive
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
+ Google Map

What is the best way to deeply engage with your clients to better understand challenges and opportunities? In this workshop we will explore how we could complement Design Thinking with other co-creation techniques to work alongside your client and deeply understand problems and to come up with game-changing solutions.

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November 2021

$300

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 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.

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