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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

2023 Pitch Graduate Showcase | Ara

2023 Pitch Graduate Showcase for Bachelor of Design, Visual Communication is on now until 25th Oct 2023.   Industry folks, you are invited to come along Thursday, 19 October   The exhibition will be taking place at the Kahukura building

Christchurch
Events
October 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka EOYE 2023

Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation students from first to third year demonstrate their creativity and mahi in the annual End of Year Exhibition. The exhibition honours students and their achievements while shining a light on Aotearoa's future Designers and creatives. All of the Design Innovation studies courses' work is on exhibit. This exhibition brings […]

Wellington
Events
November 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Brunch by the Bay

Come together at Brunch by the Bay in Auckland to connect with other local designers, hear from Laura Feaveryear about her design journey, and get practical advice from a panel of successful freelancers. Plus, enjoy some tasty brunch snacks alongside your fellow creatives. Use discount code DAFRIEND to get a discounted ticket   Featured Speaker: […]

Auckland
Events
November 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wintec Graduate Creative Showcase

The Wintec graduate Creative Showcase is taking place between 16-25 Nov. The Media, Art, & Design Exhibition opening night will be 16 Nov 4:30-9pm and 17 Nov 10-2pm.

Hamilton
Events
November 16, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - November 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Otago Polytechnic EOY Exhibition | ‘Debrief’

Product Design Showcase opening night: 16 Nov ‘Debrief’. 5:30pm in The Hub, Forth St, Dunedin. Communication Design Showcase opening night: 17 Nov, ‘Debrief’. 5:30pm Ōwheo, Anzac Ave, Dunedin

Dunedin
Events
November 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - November 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

AUT Art & Design Graduate Showcase

Come along to view and celebrate the work of the graduating students from AUT’s School of Art and Design -  Kura Toi a Hoahoa. The student work represents the culmination of an educational experience, exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies. Opening night: Thursday 16 November WE & WM Buildings, AUT […]

Auckland
Events
November 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MDS XXV | 2023 Graduate Show

Join Media Design School in commemorating this milestone of innovation and artistic brilliance, acknowledging not only their soon-to-be graduates but also over two decades of excellence in creative education. Come and mark this historic moment with them and their students to celebrate all the things our community have done, as we look ahead to all […]

Auckland
November 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 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

Unitec | DCA Gradshow

The Unitec Graduate Showcase is being held 23-25 November with the opening night held on 23 Nov.

Auckland
Events
November 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - November 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

ReDesign | University of Auckland Graduate Showcase

The Design Programme at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland challenges traditionally siloed design disciplines, exploring the power of design thinking across various industries. Design is one of the only disciplines that bridges many fields, and it is at this intersection that great things are possible. The ReDesign Graduate Show exhibition features work by University […]

Auckland
Events
November 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

PŌNEKE WELLINGTON DA Event: Summer Social

We invite you to join your fellow designers and creatives to share snippets from your busy year and celebrate the start of summer...at last! Come together for some kōrero and kai, whilst kicking back and preparing for the start of the silly season! This relaxed, two-hour event is for members of our Design Assembly community and […]

$30
Wellington
November 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TĀMAKI MAKAURAU DA Event | Summer Social 2023

We invite you to join your fellow designers and creatives to share snippets from your busy year and celebrate the start of summer...at last! Check out the chic interior of brand new Bar Beluga just off Ponsonby Road, whilst you kick back and prepare for the start of the silly season! This is a relaxed, […]

$30
Auckland
November 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ŌTAUTAHI CHRISTCHURCH DA Event | Summer Social

We invite you to join your fellow designers and creatives to share snippets from your busy year and celebrate the start of summer...at last! Come together for some kōrero and kai, whilst kicking back and preparing for the start of the silly season! This relaxed, two-hour event is for members of our Design Assembly community and […]

$30
Christchurch
November 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whitecliffe Graduate Showcase | GD23

Whitecliffe Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design) Graduate Exhibition. Opening: Tuesday 5 December 2023, 5pm to 7.30pm Open day: Wednesday 6 December 2023, 10am to 3pm Open day: Thursday 7 December 2023, 10am to 3pm Address: Whitecliffe, Form Gallery, 67 Symonds St, Grafton  *GD23 poster design by Briea Bentham and James Parker

Parnell
December 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 7, 2023 @ 5:00 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

Friends of Figma, Wellington

Join the Friends of Figma summer edition to make connections, share ideas, and learn how other designers are creating world-class experiences. There will be plenty of opportunity to have a say in what you'd like to see at future FoF Wellington events. See you there! Event info  Event Date: Thu 29th February 2024  Time: 4:30pm NZT […]

Wellington
Events
February 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 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

reDesign seminar series: AI in Creative Industries Conference

The reDesign seminar series is a platform for experts and industry leaders from the fields of design, technology and social entrepreneurship to reveal insights into their work and ways of working. These experts discuss topics that seek to foster interdisciplinary discussions and collaborative problem-solving. Find out about talks coming up and save your spot

Auckland
Events
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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

DA Workshop | Life-Centred Design with Raul Sarrot | Ōtautahi

Building on the previous success of Raul Sarrot’s strategy and design-thinking workshops, this hands-on session offers a deeper dive into the world of purposeful innovation, focusing specifically on how to bring a life-centred, sustainable lens to creative problem-solving

Christchurch
April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 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

2024 Good Design Awards

ENTER THE 2024 AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARDS. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 17 MAY   The Design Effect – Be Part of it.  In a world where design has the power to change the way we live, work, play and grow – it is more critical than ever that design, is good design. That is, design with purpose, […]

Events
May 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:59 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

Deep South Design Summit

What is this design summit? The Deep South Design Summit aims to connect Queenstown and Wānaka based designers, artists, writers, creatives, photographers and illustrators. The goal of this event is to bring the creative and design community together to meet, learn and connect. This event is DIY, ad hoc, impromptu and non-profit. Now is the […]

Wānaka
Events
June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DA Workshop | Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024 | No 1 | Discover Your Designer DNA with Jason Biggs

DESIGN ASSEMBLY WINTER LUNCH & LEARN SERIES As the weather cools down and we cosy-up indoors, we invite you to join us for a trio of online workshops from the comfort of your office or couch. Three different presenters will lead you through a one and a half hour, lunchtime learning session with plenty of […]

Online
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

DA Workshop | Winter Lunch & Learn Series | Three workshop ticket bundle

Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024
As the weather cools down and we cosy-up indoors, we invite you to join us for a trio of online workshops from the comfort of your office or couch. Three different presenters will lead you through a one and a half hour, lunchtime learning session with plenty of opportunities for questions and input along the way. So grab your mug of soup and a blanket, and join us for the Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024!

We have created a bundle that includes tickets to all three workshops and saves you 25% off the individual prices.

Dates
Lunch & Learn One | 19 June | Discover Your Designer DNA Webinar with Jason Biggs

Lunch & Learn Two | 24 July | Design for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

Lunch & Learn Three | 21 August | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

Online
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

DA Workshop | Redesigning Aotearoa with Johnson McKay, Raukura Huata & Sarai Morris Tāmaki Makaurau

Design Assembly presents the 2024 module of Johnson McKay's ever-popular Te Ao Māori workshops.

Johnson will be updating the content for this year's full-day workshop to keep it current and make it relevant to everyone; whether you are just starting out on your Te Ao Māori journey or have attended his workshops in the past.

$495.00
Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm