‘Counter Colonial: A critique through an ancestral lens’

Dr. Bobby Luke (Ngāti Ruanui), Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation lecturer at Te Herenga Waka is part of the fresh vanguard of Māori Fashion designers and academic that demonstrate […]

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In Motion With…. Shaun Madgwick Meet the Motion Designers of Aotearoa NZ

The In motion with series shines a light on some of the people who breathe life and action into design, Aotearoa NZ’s motion designers. This week we sat down with […]

9 months ago by

On the side with . . . Steve Grant

This series profiles our DA Friends and the side projects they’re working on to develop new skills, test ideas, help people and communities or just do, for the love of […]

9 months 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 […]

9 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Rockburgh Rebrand – By nim Creative

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. Our friends over at nim Creative shared with us their design […]

9 months ago by

Meet Our Friends… Warren and Mahoney

We love the opportunity to get to know our DA friends better. Today we spoke to our friends Warren and Mahoney to learn more about how their brand design team […]

10 months ago by

Under The Hood With… Matt Grantham, Creative Director of Onfire Design

Ahead of our next Under The Hood April event, we learnt more about our next speaker, Matt Grantham, Creative Director of Onfire Design. First things first, can you tell us a […]

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Fresh from the Field – Cascade Electrical By White Rabbit

White Rabbit was approached by Cascade Electrical to develop a new logo and business card. The resulting design is a clever play on the happy face which helps bridge an […]

10 months ago by

Under The Hood With… Nico and Linus, Creative Director and Art Director of Fox & Co

Ahead of our next Under The Hood April event, we learnt more about two of our speakers, Nico and Linus from Fox & Co.  First off, can you tell us a […]

10 months 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 […]

10 months ago by

On the Side with Stephen McCarthy

This series profiles our DA Friends and the side projects that they are working on to develop new skills, test ideas, help people and communities or just do, for the […]

10 months ago by

Rush Digital on Designing for Digital Inclusion

As the world becomes ever more digital – a process that’s been accelerated by the covid pandemic – it’s even more important that no-one is left behind. We heard from […]

11 months 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 […]

11 months ago by

Fresh From The Field – Strategy Wraps Up The Year

The creatives at Strategy have an annual, 30-year tradition, which has become a celebrated, iconic tradition, that is looked forward to by many…The annual Christmas wrapping paper brief. It is […]

11 months 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 […]

12 months ago by

Fresh From The Field – Prep By White Rabbit

Prep were looking for a more professional brand identity and a clean, modern and user-friendly website, so White Rabbit were tasked with a brief to redesign their logo and developing […]

12 months ago by

Welcoming our newest DA Partner – Rocketspark 

Nau mai, haere mai to our newest DA Partner, Rocketspark, a multi award winning company founded by four kiwis in the Waikato. Through their code-free website builder and Design Partner […]

12 months 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 […]

1 year ago by

Thinking Differently – Cameron Sanders of CATO Brand Partners

Kate McGuinness recently sat down for a chat with Partner and Managing Director Cameron Sanders of Cato Brand Partners. From the Wellington studio, Cameron has played an integral role in […]

1 year ago by

2021 Year in Review – DA Conversations Podcasts

While some of us are still on holiday or are slowly getting back into it all, it’s a good time to take a moment to put on a DA 2021 […]

1 year ago by

Streamtime’s Sunnier Summer Replay

Check out the replay of Streamtime’s Sunnier Summer conference to get a head start on the future. Do the groundwork for a happier, healthier, creative business in 2022. Good times aren’t […]

1 year ago by

Aotearoa NZ Design Recognized in the AGDA Awards

The AGDA Design Awards recognise the best work across a wide range of disciplines every year. The awards aim to further the discussion about design and to stimulate the creative […]

1 year ago by

2021 Christchurch DA Event: EOY Wrap Party

At the end of November, Design Assembly and Plato Creative hosted Christchurch’s DA end of year wrap party. We had some great talks from local designers about their creative hobbies, passion […]

1 year ago by

2021 Wellington DA Event: EOY Wrap Party

On 1st December 2021, Design Assembly, in partnership with Strategy Creative and Out Of Office, hosted Wellington’s DA end of year wrap up event.   The event had a great […]

1 year ago by

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 […]

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