5 mins with Dean Poole on the 2023 AGI Open Conference

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dean Poole from Alt Group, who is spearheading the organisation of the AGI Open, which is coming to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on […]

9 months ago by

Pohewa Pāhewa: a Māori design kaupapa

Pohewa Pāhewa will be held at Objectspace from 1 Jul – 3 Sep 2023. This article has been re-shared with permission from Objectspace. This article’s header artwork image: Raranga taura kūtai features taura (mussel ropes) […]

10 months ago by

TDC Aotearoa: The World’s Best Typography exhibited in Tāmaki Makaurau

Creative agency Osborne Shiwan is bringing TDC to Tāmaki Makaurau in 2023. The annual Type Directors Club awards recognises design excellence and typographic innovation, with the exhibition travelling to cities […]

1 year ago by

Future State: A Festival of Radical Innovation, 11 May 2023

The first edition of Future State, brought to you by Spark for Business and Semi Permanent: 11 May. “Business is being reinvented at a pace never seen before. What do New […]

1 year ago by

RECAP: Type as Monument Event with Alistair McCready

Last Thursday, the Society of Experiential Design (SEGD), Isthmus Group and Design Assembly teamed up to host typographer and designer Alistair McCready. He shared his reflections from his book Type […]

1 year ago by

Event: Born to Create – Celebrating Creative Women

Born to Create – Celebrating Creative Women is a series of inspirational talks with the purpose to give a voice to women who aspire to create a societal change and […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – ‘Auckland Transport Brand & Culture’ By ‘Ira’

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. This week Ira walk us through their recent work helping to […]

2 years ago by

By Day By Night, George Hajian

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 […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Oli Booth Architecture – By PERKS

Softly spoken typographic style and a distinctive art direction capturing the essence of the ‘moments’ within a space, PERKS walk us through their recent brand identity and website design for […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Milenta / The Shy Guy – By Studio South

Our friends over at Studio South shared with us their recent brand identity work for Milenta and The Shy Guy, a new restaurant and nightclub in Auckland’s Victoria Park. Inspired […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Viare – By Iceberg

Iceberg was asked by estar OMS to design the brand identity for their new ecommerce software product, Viare. Built around the idea of order flow and in response to the […]

2 years ago by

Fly Is Changing To Ira

Our friends at Fly have had a name change, so we caught up with the team and asked a few questions about why they decided to update their brand and […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Makikihi Fries – By Onfire Design

Onfire was invited by chief potato scrutineer Jac to bring this story to life. Drawing on inspiration from beer brands and big, bold typography to echo Makikihi Fries’ mantra of […]

2 years ago by

Now and Then with Robyn Gough Palmer of Alt Group

Written by Annie McCulloch and brought to you by Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with people who have been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment, to get […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Crane Brothers’ Brand Refresh By Voice

Voice were asked to refresh the Crane Brothers logotype, to ensure it could be continue to represent class and distinction for another 20 years to come. The brand refresh makes sure […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Ryan (Jung Hwan) Baek, 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 […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Ashleigh Sun, 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 […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Jarrod Dobell, 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 […]

2 years ago by

Yoobee Colleges City Rd Online Exhibition 2021

We’re giving you a peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa from 2021, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Celebrate the future of […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – Talbot Forest Cheese Co. By Onfire

Off to a red hot start to the year, Onfire has been awarded packaging design Gold at the World Brand Design Society Awards for its work on Talbot Forest Cheese […]

2 years ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Kaan Hiini

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 with designer […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Born to Create By Lucie Blaze

Lucie discovers how creative women work in Aotearoa and gathers them together in her Born to Create publication. Born out of a previous series of inspirational talks, the purpose is […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Lily Wigglesworth, 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 […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Nick Zeff, 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 […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Kernal By Edition

Kernal is a simple, gamification-free platform that was created to support educated investment for kiwis – by providing world-class investment funds in order to grow financial wealth over the long-term. […]

2 years ago by