Field Guide: Raul Sarrot Podcast

Kia ora and welcome to the DA Field Guide 2020 Podcast series. This is a special limited edition podcast series of four interviews commissioned by Creative New Zealand as a part of the DA Field Gudie 2020 – An exploration of NZ’s post-Covid design practice. In this special series we’ll hear from leaders in the…

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Meet our friends… typeface

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design – providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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5 minutes with… Raul Sarrot

Ahead of his Wellington workshop on Friday 25th September 2020, we spoke to Raul Sarrot about The Value of Strategy in times of flux and disruption, staying ahead of the curve, the qualities of design strategists, the importance of curiosity, and design strategists role in shaping our future. We are living through unprecedented economic and…

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HEALTHY BUSINESS: THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

On the 6th August our friends Streamtime hosted a special Recovery event with agency owners and experts to share the month to month timeline of their financial and business performance, the decisions they made to survive and what they’re planning to do next. The videos and resources are online here. Peter Czapp of The Wow…

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Tradespeople by Emma Kaniuk

We spoke with Akin’s Emma Kaniuk, to learn more about  https://www.tradespeople.co/ a directory proudly shining the spotlight on women and gender diverse people working in the trades industries, connecting them to customers looking for repairs, maintenance, or to start new projects. Photo of Emma by Mark Smith What was the catalyst to build Aotearoa’s first…

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Meet our friends… Brendan Jarvis, The Space Inbetween

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design – providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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DA Pulse Check #7 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

We are 6 months into Aotearoa’s COVID response with Auckland in Category 3 and the rest of the country in Category 2 we reached out to design studios around the country to see how they are doing right now and what unexpected benefits or positive outcomes they have experienced from the COVID pandemic response. Thanks…

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Notes on Notes

Huge thanks to Paper Source and Bluestar for helping to bring our 2020 notebooks to life, and their support of our community. Despite the barriers to in-person distribution the DA notebooks have been making their way to our friends and have been well received by Aotearoa Design. We look forward to seeing concepts realised from…

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Meet our Friends… Nick de Jardine

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Nick de Jardine works with a diverse range of clients and collabor­ators from across the globe. Nick has over seventeen years of industry experience and founded Grafik in 2011. He has been rec­ognised by a number of design industry awards including five gold pins, two AGDA awards and twelve Awwwards.…

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Fresh from the Field — Michael McManus Architects by Grafik

This Fresh From The Field features a bold and intelligent architectural identity and website by Nick de Jardine, Creative Director / Web Developer at Grafik. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: Michael McManus Architects is a boutique…

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Fresh from the Field — HumanForest by Studio South

The innovative brand identity for HumanForest featured in our July Under the Hood Event, we asked Studio South senior designer Elliot Stansfield to share more about this project. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: HumanForest is a…

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Fresh from the Field — New Zealand Bankers Association by White Rabbit

This Fresh From The Field breaks down the complexities of online fraud to ensure our vulnerable communities are protected. New Zealand Bankers Association commissioned White Rabbit, to educate the elderly on some of the things to look out for when it comes to online scams in this print campaign. If you have new or recent…

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Under The Hood… Lisa Loosemore

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Take 10 with… Mark Easterbrook

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Under The Hood with… Elliot Stansfield

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Fresh From the Field — Culture Yoghurts by Onfire Design

This Fresh From The Field by Onfire Design is bold (as is all their work), Onfire demonstrates a distinctive bravery throughout their brand and packaging projects. Particularly Onfire’s fast consumer goods work which consistently redefines categories and commands attention on shelves. Culture Yoghurts is no exception, its vibrant, its loud and its fun. Living food…

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Take 10 with… Vaughn Davis

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Take 10 with… Manda Clarke

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Fresh From the Field — Endeavour Property Services by Pixel Push

This Fresh From The Field features on-brand motion design for Endeavour Property Services by Pixelpush a multi-disciplinary design studio with a focus on moving images. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief: Create an explainer video for a…

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Under The Hood with… Sarah Johnston

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Under The Hood with… Manuel Payán

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Fresh From the Field – OneFortyOne by Voice

This Fresh From The Field by Voice Brand Agency features a cohesive Brand Strategy, Visual Identity, and Brand Guidelines for a business experiencing rapid growth. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details.   The Brief: OneFortyOne is a vertically integrated,…

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Meet our Friends… White Rabbit

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design – providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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Meet our friends… Previously Unavailable

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design – providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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Fresh From the Field — Little & Brave by White Rabbit

This Fresh From The Field by White Rabbit features brand strategy & application for an ambitious startup changing Aotearoa for the better. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. Little & BraveTHE BRIEF: The story behind the Kiwi Mum and Dad…

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