DA Workshop Auckland: How to run a profitable, successful design business — Saturday 17th March

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!

Auckland
March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hawke’s Bay: DA Korero 2018

Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring you our second event for Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero, a chance for creatives in the Bay to catch up and have a casual chat about all things design. Join us at The Urban Winery on the 22nd of March from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

FREE
Napier
March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: UX Crash Course

Get hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in this intensive one day workshop. This course is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user […]

March 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Christchurch: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. Details to be announced very soon.

Christchurch
March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Auckland: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. Our Auckland event takes the form of a panel discussion about pertinent issues in the New Zealand graphic design profession community in 2018. We've got an awesome line up of speakers including Donna McCort — Creative Director at Dow/Goodfolk, Nick Riley, Creative Director & Jonte Goldwater, Strategy Director at Culture&Theory, and Caroline Powley — Senior Lecturer at AUT. More to be announced soon.

Auckland
March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellington: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. We are excited to bring you Anna Dean and Angela Meyer, Co-Directors — Double Denim, speaking about Women and Design, and Nan O'Sullivan — Programme Director Design for Social Innovation at the School of Design in Victoria University, speaking about Design for Social Innovation.

Wellington
April 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: Introduction to User Research

Probably no other area of design has more impact on how successful your initial design decisions are going to be than user research. Most of us aren’t designing for ourselves, and a good understanding of who our users are and what their needs are is vital for successful design. This course teaches you how to […]

Auckland
April 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

DA Workshop Auckland: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design — Friday 20th April

There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

Auckland
April 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

DA Workshop Wellington: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design — Friday 27th April

There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

Wellington
April 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: Information Architecture 101 — Introduction to Information Architecture

Learning how to organise, describe and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that makes up UX design. Information architecture is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them. This introductory course teaches you the basics of designing […]

Auckland
May 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

DA Workshop Auckland: ‘Wine & Type’ with Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black — Thursday 17th May

Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black 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!

Auckland
May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: Information Architecture 101 — Introduction to Information Architecture

Learning how to organise, describe and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that makes up UX design. Information architecture is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them. This introductory course teaches you the basics of designing […]

May 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

DA Chch Isle of Dogs Movie: Panel and Screening

A one off event that will be a great studio outing as well as social event for professionals and students alike.In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.

Christchurch
May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

7th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 28th, 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 Auckland. 

Auckland
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DA Workshop Christchurch: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design

There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

Christchurch
July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: User Interface Design — Designing for Screens

his practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. This course could be taken as a complement to one of our user centered design courses or as a stand alone course for designers, developers and product managers who want to learn more about making design decisions for screens. NOTE: […]

Auckland
July 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, July 24th, 2018

The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its third year in Wellington! 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 […]

Wellington
July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: User Interface Design — Designing for Screens

This practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. This course could be taken as a complement to one of our user centered design courses or as a stand alone course for designers, developers and product managers who want to learn more about making design decisions for screens. NOTE: […]

July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

DA Workshop Christchurch: UX Crash Course with Matt Gould

Get hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in this intensive one day workshop. This course is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. The day is designed so you can apply what you learn immediately to your current projects and also use what you learn as a base for further study.

August 3, 2018

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: User Testing & Prototyping

User testing designs through prototyping helps us to safely explore risky ideas, get a feel for how real people will respond to our designs and most importantly lets us fail cheaply and privately instead of publicly and expensively. But how many users do we need? How do we identify what to test? How do we […]

Auckland
August 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

Design Assembly is excited to bring you a morning of conversations dedicated to those who are self-employed, celebrating the alluring yet intricate art that is freelancing.

Auckland
August 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: User Testing & Prototyping

User testing designs through prototyping helps us to safely explore risky ideas, get a feel for how real people will respond to our designs and most importantly lets us fail cheaply and privately instead of publicly and expensively. But how many users do we need? How do we identify what to test? How do we […]

September 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: 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 […]

Auckland
September 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - September 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

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