Loading Events

Past Events › Front Page

Events List Navigation

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.

February 2019

DA Workshop Christchurch: How to run a profitable, successful design business — Wednesday 20th February 2019

February 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm, Cristchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Are you a self-employed designer? A design agency account manager? Or do you run a small design agency? You'll know that maintaining great client relationships is just as important as producing great design work to guarantee financial success—but working with clients and ensuring your work remains profitable can be two of the biggest challenges you'll face. In this fully-interactive workshop we'll hit the issues head-on and tackle the tough questions that YOU want to ask. The power is in your hands!

Find out more »
Free

DA Women In Design Evenings – Auckland

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hello Beasty, 95_97 Customs St West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
+ Google Map

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                   If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz Design Assembly – connecting all New Zealand visual…

Find out more »
Free

DA Women In Design Evenings – Wellington

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fortune Favours, 7 Leeds Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
+ Google Map

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                   If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz Design Assembly – connecting all New Zealand visual…

Find out more »

DA Women In Design Evenings – Christchurch

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
junk & Disorderly Christchurch, 105 Orbell Street
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
+ Google Map

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                If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz

Find out more »

March 2019

DA Workshop AKL: Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers

March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
+ Google Map

Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers Tuesday 12th March 2019 6.30pm - 9pm Studio One Toi Tū 1 Ponsonby Road Meeting Room 6 Auckland City $149 +GST Professional / $99 Design Assembly Friend +GST / $39 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Recommended for Studio Owners/Directors, Account Managers, Independent contractors & freelancers Who owns the copyright in that logo you've just designed? Is that logo able to be…

Find out more »

Wellington: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2019 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March.

Find out more »

Auckland: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
+ Google Map

To understand where we are going, we must know where we have come from.
This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community. We're taking this milestone as an opportunity to look back at the last ten years, investigate where visual design currently is and to question what the future holds for New Zealand's visual design industry and culture.

Find out more »

April 2019

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

April 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
+ Google Map

Tuesday, April 2nd 6pm—8pm Out of Office Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro Wellington Price: $49 Design Assembly Friend  / $69 Professional / $29 Students (+ GST) (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Design Assembly is excited to bring you an evening of conversations dedicated to those who are self-employed, celebrating the alluring yet intricate art that is freelancing. So join us for an evening lead by Annie McCulloch (Freelance Consultant at…

Find out more »

Christchurch: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ministry of Awesome, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand + Google Map

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2019 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March. The home of New Zealand Visual Design for 10 Years To understand where we are going, we must know where we have come from. This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community. We're taking this milestone as an opportunity to look back at the last ten years, investigate where visual design currently is and to question what the future…

Find out more »

Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa – DA Workshop Auckland

April 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
+ Google Map

Designing a culturally authentic Aotearoa Friday 12th April 2019 10am - 3pm Meeting Room 5 Studio One Toi Tū 1 Ponsonby Road Auckland City $399 +GST Professional / $299 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $99 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here).   Tēnā koutou, nau mai, haere mai! Design has a major influence in how culture, society and perceptions are shaped and defined.  Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and connection with people and…

Find out more »

October 2019

DA Women In Design Evenings – Hamilton

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mr Pickles, 298 Victoria Street
Hamilton, Waikato 3200 New Zealand
+ Google Map

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Spaces are very limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 17 October 2019 6pm - 8pm Mr Pickles 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton                   If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz Design Assembly – connecting all New Zealand visual designers since 2008…

Find out more »

February 2020

Free

A Queer Design Assembly – 2020 Auckland Pride Festival

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Strange Haven, 281 Karangahape Road
Auckland,
+ Google Map

Join us during the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival for an informal evening of drinks, nibbles and chats exploring what it means to be queer in the design industry.  Thursday 13th February 6pm - 8pm Strange Haven 281 Karangahape Road Register for your ticket now A Queer Design Assembly is a welcoming event open to everyone, with a focus on creating space for LGBTQ+ creatives to celebrate queer contributions to the creative industries and visual culture, share work, and connect with…

Find out more »
Free

Auckland DA Event: Out of Office – Conversations on working inhouse

February 26 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
+ Google Map

Join your fellow in-house designers and creatives as we hear from two leaders in the field, sharing their stories on how they balance the challenges and rewards of working in-house. Relight your creative spark and gain insights into the working with the demands of in-house design. Breakfast, coffee and tea will be provided. Get Tickets Speakers: Roxy Huntington - Former Head of Design, Trade Me Feeling at home In-house Over the last 20 years I've had the chance to work…

Find out more »

March 2020

Auckland DA Workshop: Writing and Presenting for Designers

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
+ Google Map

Who is the workshop for? Anybody who wants to learn more about how to get the most out of a client — and deliver the most when presenting back. You’ll likely take the most away from this course if you’re new to, or interested in, learning more about client service. What will you learn? Getting the right information out of a client isn’t always easy — and neither is presenting it back with confidence. So how do people make it…

Find out more »

April 2020

Postponed: Auckland DA Workshop: Wayfinding for Designers

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
+ Google Map

We have postponed this workshop due to COVID-19 it until further notice. Email louise@designassembly.org.nz with your interest in attending this workshop at a future date. Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student Morning tea provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets Good wayfinding enables confidence in where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going. Wayfinding is often the first touch point of a product or…

Find out more »

May 2020

Postponed: Auckland DA Workshop: Running a Design Studio – Balancing the Duality of Creative and Business Work

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We have postponed this workshop due to COVID-19 until further notice. Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student Morning tea provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here) Get Tickets As creative business owners it can be challenging to balance business with creativity, but by structuring your business in a way that allows you to do meaningful work based on your values, it's easier to navigate that duality and build…

Find out more »

Postponed: Auckland DA Event: Women in Design

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
+ Google Map

We have postponed this workshop due to COVID-19 until further notice. Join us for an intimate evening with a panel conversation on: Living a life in design - success and support strategies We'll share drinks, food and conversation as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Featuring: Mirella Marie, Founder and Director of Womentor as convenor Laura Cibilich, Director, Run Jodine Bell, Creative Director, Principals Annie Dow, Managing Director, Dow Goodfolk Prices: $30+gst Professional | Free…

Find out more »
View Past Events + Export Events