Getting under the hood with… Joel Kitto & Stephen McCarthy

Our next Under the Hood is this Thursday 28 January 2021. Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow.   At the upcoming event Joel Kitto…

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Fresh From The Field — He Puna Taimoana, Hot pools by the sea by Strategy

Chris Flack presented the New Brighton Hot Pools project during our June Under the Hood event. We were in awe with the scale of the project and execution (including the 60ft wide logo on New Brighton beach)! The He Puna Taimoana identity designed by Strategy was recently acknowledged in the Best Awards, has achieved remarkable…

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Christchurch Wrap Party

As we approach the end of a challenging year, and with the support of DA’s amazing partners Portfolio, Streamtime, Blutui, mychillibin, we gathered to celebrate, commiserate and share our experiences of 2020. We had a terrific turn out for our Christchurch Wrap Party that took place at Exchange (XCHC) on Wednesday 4 November. Thanks to…

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Christchurch: EOY Wrap Event — Meet our speakers

Christchurch DA Event: EOY Wrap Party, November 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Join your fellow designers and creatives to celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer! What a year 2020 has been! So let’s get together – celebrate being back in level 1, commiserate and share our experiences of…

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Fresh From The Field — TEDx CHCH by Strategy

This Fresh from the Field by Strategy Christchurch is a reflection of people, place and culture expressed as a contemporary Tukutuku celebrating TEDxChristchurch new home (the iconic Christchurch Town Hall) and their 10th year.  Te Ao Māori narrative informs the intricate design created in partnership with Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the result is an exceptionally beautiful, sensitive…

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Fresh From The Field — Aroha from Afar by McCarthy

At this tough time, it’s more important than ever for us to be kind, keep in touch and band together. This Fresh From The Field features All Right? an incredibly important campaign by McCarthy for the Mental Health Foundation. The delightful illustrations, humanist lettering and warm messaging share simple things we can do to look…

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5 minutes with… Shane Goodwin, Head of Experience Design at Jade

Ahead of our upcoming Christchurch DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & Accessibility we spoke with Shane Goodwin, Head of Experience Design at Jade. Shane has been sketching, imagining, developing, breaking, and making products for the last 18 years, with the last 11 as a UX designer. Before that he has been a product manager,…

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5 minutes with… Fiona Murray, Senior Copywriter at Plato Creative

Ahead of our upcoming Christchurch DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & Accessibility we spoke with Fiona Murray who specialises in turning features into benefits and relaying those to specific groups of people in brand-appropriate language. She’s no stranger to pushing creatively and making a ‘big idea’ work across multiple mediums, from one-line billboards to…

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In-house Design Luminaries — Reuben Shalome, from Ravensdown Ltd

This series profiles the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios, this week we spoke with Reuben Shalome, from Ravensdown Ltd a large agricultural co-operative. Can you describe the creative path you took to get where you’re at now? Too much dawdling! I’ve always enjoyed the arts but was never the best student.…

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5 minutes with DA’s new Christchurch host… Madeline Laffey

As we have grown over the last ten years, our Auckland-based founder Louise Kellerman has relied on local hosts to be ambassadors and fly the Design Assembly flag in their region. The newest addition to our host team is Christchurch based Madeline Laffey, and we wanted to take 5 minutes to introduce her to you…

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Together As One

Our thoughts are with Aotearoa’s Muslim community, the people of Christchurch, and everyone directly affected by Friday’s horrific events. Design Assembly is all about community – celebrating and supporting all New Zealanders in our diversity and individual pathways. Everyone is welcome. We are in admiration of this thoughtful and poignant expression of support and unity…

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5 Minutes with… Sarah Ritchie

Ahead of Design Assembly’s upcoming half-day workshop on “how to run a profitable, successful design business” on Wednesday 20th February 2019 in Christchurch, we spoke with design and advertising account management expert Sarah Ritchie to learn more about her book ‘How to Wrestle an Octopus: an agency account manager’s guide to pretty much everything’ the writing…

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Murky Crystal Balls: Graphic Design and Envisioning the Red Zone

Written by Cameron Ralston Supported by Creative New Zealand Ahead of the draft plan for the future of the Christchurch red zone being released, Christchurch citizen Cameron Ralston looks into the role design plays in communicating public decision making and public engagement. Whether you see it as a park, a dumping ground, an old home, a…

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Fresh From The Field — TEDxChristchurch by Strategy Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the delivery of TEDxChristchurch by Strategy Creative. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Brief TEDxChristchurch is New Zealand’s most popular TEDx event, presenting both an opportunity to lead as well as a pressure to deliver.…

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Christchurch: DA Conversations Autumn series — Meet the speakers

This years DA Conversations are back in Christchurch with two local creatives sharing their stories. In the lead up to next weeks event lets meet the speakers!   Kate Darby — Co-Founder at Dovetail X Kate Darby is the Co-Founder at Dovetail X; Design Studio Facilitator at Ara Institute of Canterbury; Design Partner Darby.pro; Host…

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