7th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Christchurch September 13th, 2018

The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its seventh year! 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, 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.

Christchurch
September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DA Korero | Spring – Hawke’s Bay

Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring to Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero | Spring. Like the autumn event, it is a casual opportunity to get the creative community together and have a chat about all things design. Join us at The Urban Winery on the 20th of September from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

FREE
Napier
September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

DA Workshop Wellington: ‘Wine & Type’ with Nicole Arnett Phillips and Sarah Maxey — Thursday 20th September

Nicole Arnett Phillips and Sarah Maxey will guide participants through a wine tasting, drawing based workshop where participants will use visual language to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s wine culture in a series of guided briefs (to design a sequence of wine labels). It is a social and interactive evening, sure to delight the senses!

Wellington
September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: UX Intensive Week — A week long introduction to user experience design

This course combines all our one day courses into a week long deep-dive into experience design. It takes you through a full digital UX project from initial research to finished design. The week is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some […]

September 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - September 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Auckland: DA Masterclass — Packaging Design with Matt Grantham

Through his own journey, Matt will guide you through the importance of developing and communicating a compelling brand story on ‘pack’. Understanding the client / their business, their products and consumers, to be empathic to them as well as the retail environment the product will live in. To dissect what the client wants to achieve while keeping an eye on opportunities they might have overlooked.

Auckland
October 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Auckland: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring Series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at 'Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design' — what does it mean and why does it matter? With a very special line up of speakers.

Auckland
October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellington: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring Series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at 'Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design' — what does it mean and why does it matter? With a very special line up of speakers.

Wellington
October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Auckland: Doubling Down with Double Denim Directors

Double Denim's Directors are coming to Auckland for a full-day workshop & talk consisting of 2 sessions: 'How to make Impact' with Anna Dean and 'Unlocking the 23 trillion dollar economy' with Angela Meyer.

Auckland
October 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

DA Workshop Wellington: How to run a profitable, successful design business

Design Assembly is delighted to present design and advertising account management expert Sarah Ritchie for this half-day business workshop in Wellington.

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wellington: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA's End of Year Wrap Party in Wellington: Thursday 29th November at Fortune Favours. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

FREE
Wellington
November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Auckland: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA's End of Year Wrap Party in Auckland: Thursday 29th November at Ponsonby Social Club. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

FREE
Auckland
November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christchurch: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA’s End of Year Wrap Party in Christchurch: Thursday 13th December at XCHC (Exchange Christchurch). Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

Free
Christchurch
December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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

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!

Cristchurch
February 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

DA Korero | Summer – Hawke’s Bay

Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring to Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero | Spring. Like the autumn event, it is a casual opportunity to get the creative community together and have a chat about all things design.
Join us at the Common Room, Hastings on the 27th of February from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

FREE
February 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

DA Women In Design Evenings – Auckland

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                   […]

Free
Auckland
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Women In Design Evenings – Christchurch

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                […]

Christchurch
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Women In Design Evenings – Wellington

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                   […]

Free
Wellington
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RAMP Festival: DA Kōrero with Rocketspark

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 and hot chips on DA. This event is proudly brought to you by Design Assembly and Rocketspark in celebration of the Ramp Festival. […]

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN DA Kōrero with Otago Polytechnic

Join Design Assembly and Otago Polytechnic for a late winter Kōrero to network with the design community and chat all things design. Featuring Taryn Ormsby, Creative Director of Firebrand, and Mark Easterbrook, freelance copywriter and creative director with 20 years experience in the communications and creative industries. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Meet Our […]

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE Springload workshop: Streamline Your Online Experience with Information Architecture

  Click here to register Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom Understand how to create an information architecture that helps people find and understand the information they need from your product. The Information Architecture Basics workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings: Wednesday 24th August: 9 am - 1 pm Thursday 25th August: 9 am […]

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 1:00 pm

ONLINE DA Event: Under The Hood August, Two Designers & Two Projects

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through of two designers process on two projects, featuring designers to be announced.

August 31 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
UX for Government Morning Coffee Series

UX for Government Morning Coffee Series

*7:30 to 8:30 every morning from 5 Sept - 9 Sept   Better UX for Government. A Free Morning Workshop Series (with coffee, of course). A series of free ‘before work’ UX workshops for people who work in public service and want to build their expertise in a human centred approach to user experience design. […]

Wellington
September 5 @ 7:30 am - September 9 @ 8:30 am

WELLINGTON DA Event: Spring Conversations — Design For Everybody

Design Assembly is delighted to present our Spring Conversations panel discussion series for September 2022. Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean to be inclusive in design? What is 'lived experience' and […]

Wellington
September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH DA Event: Spring Conversations — Design For Everybody

Design Assembly is delighted to present our Spring Conversations panel discussion series for September 2022. Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean to be inclusive in design? What is 'lived experience' and […]

Christchurch
September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your […]

Christchurch
September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring Conversations Auckland

AUCKLAND DA Event: Spring Conversations — Design For Everybody

Design Assembly is delighted to present our Spring Conversations panel discussion series for September 2022. Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean to be inclusive in design? What is 'lived experience' and […]

Auckland
September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst […]

Christchurch
September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christchurch Grad Show: Ara Institute Pitch 22 Exhibition

Design Assembly School, Ara Institute of Canterbury, warmly invite you to a celebration of design, a collection of work from 31 final year students, covering brand, advertising, publications, video, animation, UI, installations, merchandising and more. https://www.arapitch.co.nz/    

Christchurch
October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 16 @ 4:00 pm

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Presenting for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

Even the best creative work can fall at the final hurdle — the client presentation. Telling the story of your work in a compelling way and equipping your client with reasons to say yes are vital skills for anyone in the design industry. Presenting the work well helps open the door to doing the work […]

Auckland
October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wellington Grad Show: Victoria University EOYE 2022

Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa celebrates the mahi of Architecture and Design Innovation students in the annual End of Year Exhibition. Our students are constantly exploring their auahatanga — creativity, to develop and produce works engaging with concepts of Architecture and Design Innovation. The End of Year Exhibition is a showcase of the mahi, skill and talent […]

Wellington
November 4 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm

ONLINE DA EVENT: Never Not Mentally Healthy Webinar

Is your workplace inclusive? Do they prioritise your mental health? Are you happy?! Big questions, that hopefully the results of the 2022 Mentally Healthy Survey can shed some light on for our industry. Join us for a Webinar with Co-Chair of the Mentally Healthy Change Group and Founder of Never Not Creative, Andy Wright to […]

November 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Meaningful Strategy SOLD OUT

This event is sold out! Join the waitlist to be notified if a space becomes available.    Building on the previous success of Raul Sarrot’s strategy webinars and workshops, in this 3-hour hands-on session Raul will offer a deeper dive into the world of strategy focussing specifically on how to translate business purpose into a meaningful strategy that […]

Auckland
November 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

AUT Art & Design Graduate Showcase

We are very proud to present our showcase of the graduating students from Kura Toi a Hoahoa: School of Art and Design at AUT. The student work represents the culmination of an educational experience, exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies. We hope you enjoy viewing the art and design […]

Auckland CBD
November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Type as Monument

Type as Monument – join the SEGD Tāmaki Makaurau chapter for an evening with Alistair McCready from Monolith. The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland chapter of the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) and Design Assembly invite you to an evening exploring typographic design and its history with Alistair McCready from Monolith. Meet at the Isthmus Tāmaki […]

Auckland
November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Media Design School EOY Grad Exhibition: Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow

The Bachelor of Media Design End of Year Graduate Exhibition ‘Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow’ Media Design School proudly presents the End of Year Graduate Exhibition 2022 featuring the works from the Bachelor of Media Design (BMD) and the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies (Design) (GDCT). These collection of practice-led design work comes from specialist […]

Auckland
November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Media Design School’s Decade Arcade

Media Design School is celebrating 10 years of Game Art and Programming degrees with a free graduate show and free industry conference on 18-19 November 2022 at our Auckland Central campus. There’ll be an opportunity to hear from and network with some of the greatest minds within New Zealand's gaming industry who happened to get their […]

Free
Auckland CBD
November 18 @ 5:30 pm - November 19 @ 5:00 pm

Otago Polytechnic Debrief 2022: Beneath the Surface

Debrief is an annual end of year showcase presented by the Otago Polytechnic School of Design. Debrief proudly displays its graduates’ final projects across the three disciplines of Fashion, Product and Communication. Debrief22 explores the process and ideas ebbing and flowing beneath the surface of a polished piece of design.

Dunedin
November 19 @ 10:00 am - November 21 @ 4:00 pm

ONLINE Springload Workshop: Introduction to Content Strategy

  Click here to register Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom Discover the basics of content strategy. Learn the fundamentals of content strategy theory and what makes a successful content strategy. Springload's introduction to content strategy workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings: Thursday, 24 November: 9 am - 1 pm Friday, 25 November: 9 […]

November 24 @ 9:00 am - November 25 @ 1:00 pm

Unitec Graduate Show 2022

DCA Gradshow 2022 Design and Contemporary Arts Unitec, School of Creative Industries Building 076 24th - 27th November Opening: 4 - 8pm, Thursday 24th November

Free
Auckland
November 24 @ 4:00 pm - November 27 @ 5:00 pm

AUCKLAND DA Event: EOY Wrap Party 2022

Join your fellow designers and creatives to share our experiences of this year and celebrate the start of summer! This is a low-key networking event for members of our Design Assembly community and beyond. Your ticket will gain you entry into the East Street Hall courtyard, a tasty pizza that will be warm and on […]

Auckland
November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm