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 personal design practice. Today we hear from Dr. George Hajian who works in the Communication Design Department at the School of Art + Design at…

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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 OB A. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out the FFTF form here. The Brief: OB A is a residential…

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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 by the Latin food culture of flames, wine, and dancing, Studio South’s final design creates an easy going tone and features expressive, illustrative accents. Want…

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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 effects of Covid19, Viare helps retailers better manage the fulfilment side of their ecommerce businesses. Read below to learn more about the brief and how…

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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 the story behind their new name, Ira. Why did you decide to change the name?  We’ve been Fly for 17 years and captured our passion…

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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 ‘keeping things simple’. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out the FFTF form here. The brief: Makikihi, South Canterbury, 1893.…

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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 their thoughts and feedback about their roles and their work. Our latest Now & Then Q&A is with Robyn Gough Palmer who joined the team…

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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 that these purveyors of fine suits, luxury casual clothing and hand-made shoes can continue to represent the pinnacle of artisanal menswear, with an easy-wearing Antipodean…

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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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Ryan (Jung Hwan) Baek, from Media Design School. You can find out…

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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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article we talk with Ashleigh Sun, from AUT. You can find out more about…

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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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Jarrod Dobell from Yoobee. You can find out more about Aotearoa NZ…

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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 the Creative Industry! Yoobee Auckland students have worked hard across the year to develop their skills, fine-tune their abilities and create some amazing final pieces…

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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 Co. Bringing to life the cheesemaker’s story and the nature its inspired by, Onfire has artfully woven these together –  incorporating Kiwi flora, fauna and…

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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 Lindsay Yee, we talked to Kaan Hiini from Curative. Kaan Hiini is the Design Director at Curative, a creative agency inspiring social change. An award-winning…

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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 to give a voice to women and celebrate creativity and diversity across disciplines. She explores their practices, studios and inspirations – with each interview offering…

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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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Lily Wigglesworth, from Media Design School. You can find out more about…

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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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article we talk with Nick Zeff, from AUT. You can find out more about…

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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. The goal for Edition was to reduce noise, lower costs, and keep the focus on long-term investing, to create something that would enable kiwis and…

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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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