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September 2018

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

September 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - September 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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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 of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. With this course you can apply what you learn immediately to…

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

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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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.

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DA Korero | Spring – Hawke’s Bay

September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Urban Winery, 3 Ossian St, Ahuriri
Napier, Hawke's Bay 4110 New Zealand
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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.

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

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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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!

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

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

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 of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. With this course you can apply what you learn immediately to…

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October 2018

Auckland: DA Masterclass — Packaging Design with Matt Grantham

October 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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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.

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Auckland: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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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.

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Wellington: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Credenza Shared Office Space, 40 Taranaki Street Level 2, NEC Building
Wellington, New Zealand
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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.

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Auckland: Doubling Down with Double Denim Directors

October 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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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.

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November 2018

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

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

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

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FREE

Wellington: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fortune Favours, 7 Leeds Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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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.

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FREE

Auckland: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ponsonby Social Club, 152 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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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.

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December 2018

Free

Christchurch: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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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.

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February 2019

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

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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!

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FREE

DA Korero | Summer – Hawke’s Bay

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Common Room,

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.

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Free

DA Women In Design Evenings – Auckland

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

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Free

DA Women In Design Evenings – Wellington

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fortune Favours, 7 Leeds Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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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…

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DA Women In Design Evenings – Christchurch

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

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March 2019

Free

Make No Small Plans

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isthmus, Level 5, 56 Victoria Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Join No Small Plans lead author and project director Gabrielle Lyon to hear about the behind the scenes adventures involved in reinventing a 20th century Chicago urban planning textbook as 21st-century graphic novel.

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DA Workshop AKL: Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers

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

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