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WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Discover Your Designer DNA with Jason Biggs

**Ticket sales close 27 Feb  What would happen if we could finally put a name to the things we do best – our innate personality strengths – and access them on the daily to help achieve our personal and career goals? Discover Your Designer DNA We all have talents; naturally recurring ways of thinking, feeling, […]

Wellington
Front Page, Workshops
March 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2023 Wellington Women in Design Lunch Event

WELLINGTON DA Event: DA Women In Design Lunch

Design Assembly was born out of the desire to see more representation and participation for women in the creative industry in Aotearoa—all this time later, we are still fostering this mission. We're celebrating International Womens Day (everyday) with a private lunch for our female-identifying Design Assembly Friends. Max 2 tickets per studio or 1 per individual […]

$50
Wellington
Events, Front Page
March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

AUCKLAND DA Event: DA Women In Design Lunch

Design Assembly was born out of the desire to see more representation and participation for women in the creative industry in Aotearoa—all this time later, we are still fostering this mission. We're celebrating International Womens Day (everyday) with a private lunch our female-identifying Design Assembly Friends at Orphan's Kitchen. Strictly limited to 30 spots. P.S: […]

Auckland
Events, Front Page
March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Christchurch Women in Design Lunch event

CHRISTCHURCH DA Event: Women in Design Lunch

Design Assembly was born out of the desire to see more representation and participation for women in the creative industry in Aotearoa—all this time later, we are still fostering this mission. We’re celebrating International Womens Day (everyday) with a private lunch our female-identifying Design Assembly Friends at Orphan’s Kitchen. A private event for our female […]

$60
Christchurch
Events, Front Page
March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ONLINE DA Event: Under The Hood March — Women In Design

Under The Hood March 2023 Get Tickets 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 […]

Free – $15
Online
Events, Front Page
March 15, 2023 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Discover Your Designer DNA with Jason Biggs

Workshop Venue TBC What would happen if we could finally put a name to the things we do best – our innate personality strengths – and access them on the daily to help achieve our personal and career goals? Discover Your Designer DNA   We all have talents; naturally recurring ways of thinking, feeling, or […]

Free – $350
Auckland
Front Page, Workshops
March 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Autumn Conversations '23 - Design & AI, Tamaki Makaurau

AUCKLAND DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & AI

Welcome to Design Assembly New Zealand Autumn Conversations! In this event, we’ll be exploring the fascinating intersection of design and artificial intelligence. Our theme is “Design and AI: How to use AI in your design process.”   Tickets are FREE for DA Friends - Access tickets with your special code   The world of design […]

Auckland
Events, Front Page
March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Autumn Conversations '23 - Design & AI, Pōneke

WELLINGTON DA Events: Autumn Conversations – Design & AI

Welcome to Design Assembly New Zealand Autumn Conversations! In this event, we’ll be exploring the fascinating intersection of design and artificial intelligence. Our theme is “Design and AI: How to use AI in your design process.”   Tickets are FREE for DA Friends - Access tickets with your special code   The world of design […]

Wellington
Events, Front Page
April 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Autumn Conversations '23 - Design & AI, Otautahi

CHRISTCHURCH DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & AI

Welcome to Design Assembly New Zealand Autumn Conversations. In this event, we’ll be exploring the fascinating intersection of design and artificial intelligence. Our theme is “Design and AI: How to use AI in your design process.” The world of design is constantly evolving, and AI is one of the most exciting developments of recent years. […]

Christchurch
Events, Front Page
April 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Discover Your Designer DNA with Jason Biggs

What would happen if we could finally put a name to the things we do best – our innate personality strengths – and access them on the daily to help achieve our personal and career goals? Discover Your Designer DNA We all have talents; naturally recurring ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving that can be […]

Christchurch
Front Page, Workshops
May 3, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

AUCKLAND | Welcome to Te Ao Māori with Johnson McKay

Please note: at this stage this is the only 'Welcome to Te Ao Māori' workshop we will be running this year Welcome to Te Ao Māori Design Assembly in partnership with Ira is delighted to announce 'Welcome to Te Ao Māori' Workshop at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae Unitec in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland on Thursday 22 […]

Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

AUCKLAND | Redesigning Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

Please note: at this stage this is the only 'Redesigning Aotearoa' workshop we will be running this year Redesigning Aotearoa Design Assembly in partnership with Ira is delighted to announce 'Redesigning Aotearoa' | a workshop at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae Unitec in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland on Friday 23 June 2023. This workshop is a full-day, immersive experience […]

Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 23, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Taking advantage of AI to elevate your design practice

*DA Friends receive $150 off per ticket. Join as a DA Friend Today!  **DA Plus Friends, if you'd like to apply one of your free workshop tickets email us for the access code.   Following on from the Autumn Conversation series exploring AI & Design, we invite you to join Giselle Scott (Digital Product Designer […]

$450
Auckland
Front Page, Workshops
June 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 Half-day Workshop | Motion Design for Designers | 2 August 2023

AUCKLAND DA half-day workshop | Motion Design for Designers Would you like us to run this workshop in Christchurch or Wellington? Email kate@designassembly.org.nz to register your interest. We need 10 people to run a DA Workshop in your area. As we all know...the world is in constant motion and it’s time to leave that boring static design […]

Auckland
Front Page, Workshops
August 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 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

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

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

DA Workshop | PŌNEKE WELLINGTON | Welcome to Te Ao Māori with Johnson McKay

Design Assembly, in partnership with Ira, is delighted to announce a 'Welcome to Te Ao Māori' workshop in Pōneke Wellington on Thursday 21 September 2023. This workshop is a full-day, immersive experience dedicated to developing cultural intelligence and creative solutions through a Te Ao Māori worldview. The only cultural workshop created specifically for those who […]

$650.00
Wellington
Front Page, Workshops
September 21, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

DA Workshop | PŌNEKE WELLINGTON | Redesigning Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

Redesigning Aotearoa Design Assembly in partnership with Ira is delighted to announce 'Redesigning Aotearoa' a workshop in Pōneke Wellington on Friday 22 September 2023. This workshop is a full-day, immersive experience dedicated to developing cultural intelligence and creative solutions through a Te Ao Māori worldview. The only cultural workshop created specifically for those who work with […]

$650.00
Wellington
Front Page, Workshops
September 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 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

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

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

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

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
Events, Front Page, Workshops
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

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