2022 Hot New Things: Maria Francesca Melis, Yoobee

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Maria Francesca Melis, from Yoobee. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2022 Hot New Things: Courtney Burchell, Wintec

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article, we talk with Courtney Burchell from Wintec. You can find out more about…

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From The Edges – Qianyi Li, Masters Degree in Creative Practice at Unitec

In our ‘From The Edges’ series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at the edges of our practice in the world of academia. Free from the constraints of commercial outcomes and clients, designers explore…

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2022 Hot New Things: Jason Barnes, Media Design School

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Jason Barnes, from Media Design School. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2022 Hot New Things: Chantelle Boxall, AUT

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Chantelle Boxall, from AUT’s school of Art and Design. Can you tell…

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Media Design School 2021 Graduate Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Welcome to the Media Design School showcase – we are from the Bachelor of Media Design degree programme. Every year, we run an end of year show in…

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Tips for junior designers in an interview

Portfolio Recruitment want to help you ‘put your best foot forward’ so they have prepared some advice and guidelines that will hopefully be of help – article brought to you by:   Below are a few quick notes for junior designers, on approaching interviews. These notes and input are from local Creative Directors we’ve spoken…

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AUT Centre for Design Research launches

The Centre for Design Research (CDR), a hub for excellence in design and creative industries research, hosted in Te Kura Toi a Hoahoa — AUT School of Art & Design has launched on the 1st December 2021, with its website showcasing research from across the disciplines of Art & Design. The strategic research centre brings…

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Why our studio needed design principles and how we defined them – RUSH’s design principles

Words by Stephen Horner, Chief Product Officer, RUSH.  As an integrated design and technology studio, the team at RUSH are unified in our belief of the exponential benefits thoughtfully designed technology can have for people. As an example, the Graphical User Interface of the first generation Apple Macintosh made desktop personal computing accessible to the…

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Wintec 2021 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Our 2021 Creative Showcase event which details the different ways we are celebrating our graduating students this year. We’ve launched a digital publication in lieu of an on-campus…

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AUT AD21 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. The online artanddesign.aut.ac.nz exhibition represents the culmination of an educational experience; exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies, reflecting the School’s ambition to foster the…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Louise Kellerman

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. This podcast is a little different from usual. Designer and long-time DA collaborator, Lindsay Yee interviews Louise Kellerman, Founder and Director of Design Assembly about where she comes from, how she…

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Now and Then with Tash Vranjes from HeyYou

Written by Annie McCulloch and brought to you by Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who have been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment, to get their thoughts and feedback about their roles and their work. Annie recently had a chat to Tash, who is a Senior Art Worker at HeyYou.…

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Fresh From The Field – NZ Vaccine Facts Animation Series

 When we saw the Vaccine Facts series, we thought it was a pretty nifty way to get a the complex idea of COVID-19 vaccines across our wide and diverse Aotearoa population, but in an easy and understandable way – so we got in touch with the team at Daylight Creative to ask them a few…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Matt Power

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Matt Power from Method. Matt Power is Design Director working across design, art direction and user experience at Method, a creative technology studio based…

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Under The Hood With… Johnson McKay, Director of Fly

Ahead of our next Under The Hood November event, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Johnson McKay. Johnson is the Director of Fly, he started as an owner / in business development and then slowly shifted to strategy, then creative and now cultural strategy and creative storytelling. Their philosophy then was to reject advertising as…

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Fresh From The Field – EAT… by Onfire

Onfire were asked to create a positive and bright personality to attract a younger and health-conscious audience. By addressing the eternal question of ‘what to snack on?’, the bright colours and bold typography work together to make the positive personality stand out from the shelves. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The…

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5 mins with… Adeline Salkeld, Product Design Lead at RUSH

Recently we caught up with Adeline Salkeld, Product Design Lead at RUSH. We talked to about freelancing, making the world better, learning dressage and moving to NZ and settling in UX and working at RUSH.   Can you tell us a bit about your career background and what led you toward digital? I was lucky…

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5 minutes with…Natasha Alimova, Senior Designer at Onfire Design

We had a chat to Natasha Alimova, Senior Designer at Onfire Design in Auckland. She talks to us about her career starting with an internship, and how curiosity, ideas and the variety of projects lead her into the packaging design realm. Can you tell us a bit about your career background and what drew you…

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5 minutes with… Serval Fandango

Serval Fandango is Tāmaki Makaurau based illustrator, artist and graphic designer. His lively brilliance, and unique flair has been seen across the city from coffee cups to digitised large scale installations. Annie McCulloch from Portfolio Recruitment recently caught up with him and had a chat. When did you discover or realise your talent for creativity?…

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5 Minutes With…Rose Norgrove

We caught up with Media Design School Alumni Rose Norgrove who won the Red Dot Junior Award: Brand and Communication Design 2021 for her innovative medical device, Dual. We asked her a few burning questions about her project and checked in with what she’s doing now. What was the initial brief for the project where…

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By Day by Night – Meighan Ellis, AUT

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own personal design practice. Today we hear from Meighan Ellis who works in the Communication Design Department at the School of Art + Design at AUT. What…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Sam Haehae

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Samantha Haehae from The Native Creative. Sam is an artist, neo-generalist, change-maker, and digital explorer. With around a decade of diverse experience in digital…

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Museum of Meaningful Moments by Good Health Design

  The Brief: The Museum of Meaningful Moments (MMM) is an online exhibition and archive space created and curated by Good Health Design. MMM invites people to share small, meaningful moments from their everyday lives that may otherwise go unnoticed. It is a way to explore COVID-19 lockdowns as an opportunity for people to slow…

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From The Edges – Katie Twisleton, with Good Health Design

In our From The Edges series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at the edges of our practice in the world of academia. Free from the constraints of commercial outcomes and clients, designers explore and…

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