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July 2017

Creative Mornings Auckland: Sacha Judd, 21st July

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Grid Auckland, 101 Pakenham Street West Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, New Zealand
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The pursuit of equality is a long-term game, an unraveling of outdated processes that no longer serves the future we imagine or deserve. Our speaker for July, Sacha Judd, is doing her best to help along this unraveling. Join us on Friday 21 July at GridAKL to find out why, as we tackle the challenges involved with improving diversity and inclusion in design and technology, Sacha wants us to come back to the very first things we made and shared…

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UX Homegrown 2017: Akl, July 21

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

UX Homegrown is a one-day boutique conference about user experience in Auckland. It's a one day submission-based and community curated conference with the goal of growing the level of practice across our whole community. We have the best stories, not the easiest to find — our community's stars and untold stories from unexpected places that help us all to to become better UX practitioners. Early bird tickets are on sale now! Pay $298 instead of $365 until the 1st of April. Highlights…

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Design Assembly Pub Quiz Christchurch, July 27th

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Christchurch really are. 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 of social networking. Prices Professional (1 x table booking,…

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August 2017

Adobe MAKE IT Local, Auckland, August 3rd

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoobee School of Design Auckland, Level 4, 3 City Road
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world! Get your fill of…

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Adobe MAKE IT Local, Wellington, August 3rd

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoobee School of Design Wellington, 20 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria
Wellington, New Zealand
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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world! Get your fill of…

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Adobe MAKE IT Local, Christchurch, August 3rd

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoobee School of Design Christchurch, Otakaro Building University of Canterbury Dovedale Ave, Ilam
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world! Get your fill of…

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Design Assembly Speed Dating Portfolio Evening, August 16th, Auckland

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spark Lab, Seafarers, 52 Tyler Street, Britomart
Auckland, New Zealand
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One evening, 20 young graphic designers and 20 professionals… It’s speed dating for graphic designers! A fast-paced evening of networking, portfolio reviews and feedback. As final year students or new graduates, you will have the opportunity to meet and show your work to several seasoned industry professionals. In a round robin series of quick fire conversations, you’ll pull out your portfolio and give it your all. In return, you’ll be served with some short and sweet truths to help get…

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September 2017

UX Intensive Week, September 4–8th, Auckland

September 4 @ 9:30 am - September 8 @ 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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In partnership with UX Gym and Lushai, Design Assembly presents two x week-long intensive courses focussing on user experience design, happening in Auckland and Wellington in September. Book here for Auckland. Outline: This is a week long course that takes you through all the stages of a digital UX project from initial research to finished graphic design. It goes into more depth on each stage than the 1 day UX Crash Course and combines many elements of our other courses…

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Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam, Thursday 7th September

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Calling all Cantabrian Designers and Creatives: join us for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on Thursday September 7th at Christchurch's XCHC. Hear from creative industry stars Lindsay Yee and Natasha Vermeulen as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of designers compete in a tournament to tackle a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative Cloud. Come for the food and beer, stay for…

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Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, September 7th

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shady Lady, 66 Courtenay Place, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Wellington really are. 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 of social networking. Prices Professional (1 x table booking, seats…

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DA Workshop: Sales for non-sales people with Johnson McKay, Friday 8th September, Auckland

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to bring back award-winning Creative Strategist, Johnson McKay from Fly for this one-day, client-focussed, business workshop in Auckland. Please note that this is a master class aimed at Creative Directors, Studio Managers, senior staff, and business owners. Professional $450 / Design Assembly Friend $350 (Not a Design Assembly Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.) Book here for Auckland Outline: Sales for non-sales people: Creative Client Attraction and Relationship Building Skills If you’re a small business, or a…

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DA 10th Anniversary Screening of Helvetica, September 14th, Auckland

September 14 @ 8:15 pm - 9:35 pm
Capitol Cinema, 610 Dominion Road
Auckland, New Zealand
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It’s been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate the influence of one typeface on a generation and decade of design. “Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration…

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DA Workshop: Writing on Design, Lana Lopesi, September 15th, Auckland

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present Lana Lopesi, Editor of our Aotearoa Design Thinking 2017 series, for this half-day Auckland workshop Writing on Design. $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Book your tickets by clicking here. When you are an expert in visual communication, the last thing you want to do is to reduce your work to words, “the common language”.…

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UX Intensive Week: September 18th–22nd, Wellington

September 18 @ 9:30 am - September 22 @ 4:30 pm
115 Tory Street, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
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In partnership with UX Gym and Lushai, Design Assembly presents two x week-long intensive courses focussing on user experience design, happening in Auckland and Wellington in September. Book here for Wellington Outline: This is a week long course that takes you through all the stages of a digital UX project from initial research to finished graphic design. It goes into more depth on each stage than the 1 day UX Crash Course and combines many elements of our other courses…

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DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 19th September, Hamilton

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wintec, Tristram Street
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Hamilton workshop at Wintec's Marae focussing on Māori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Tuesday 19th September 9am–12.30pm Te Kōpu Mānia o Kirikiriroa Wintec Marae Enter via Gate 3 off Tristram Street Wintec Hamilton $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Book your tickets by clicking here. As…

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DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 22 September 2017, Christchurch

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
BizDojo Christchurch, 4 Ash Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Christchurch workshop focussing on Māori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Friday 22nd September 9am–12.30pm BizDojo Christchurch $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Book your tickets by clicking here. As New Zealanders, we grow up with tikis and taniwhas, pukanas and chur bros, but not many of…

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October 2017

DA Film Event: Helvetica 10th Anniversary Screening, 18th October, Hastings

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Focal Point Cinema Hastings, 126 Heretaunga Street East
Hastings, New Zealand
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Rachel and Jason Juno will be hosting the first ever Design Assembly event in the Hawkes Bay region with a screening of Helvetica on Wednesday, October 18th. It's been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate the influence of one typeface on a generation and decade of design. "Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual…

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November 2017

DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 10th November, Wellington

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61–69 Abel Smith Street
Wellington, New Zealand
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Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Wellington workshop focussing on Māori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Wellington  $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Book your tickets by clicking here. As New Zealanders, we grow up with tikis and taniwhas, pukanas and chur bros, but not many of us know or understand the meanings…

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DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday November 23rd, Auckland

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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You're invited to the Auckland End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23rd November at Objectspace in Ponsonby. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017 for one night only. Tickets are FREE but numbers are limited. Book by clicking here.   Thanks to our awesome Design Assembly Partners:

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DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday 30th November, Christchurch

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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You're invited to the Christchurch DA End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 30th November at the XCHC. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017 for one night only. Tickets are FREE but numbers are limited. Book by clicking here.   Thanks to our awesome Design Assembly Partners:

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