Baggy Pants and Butter Paper… Amelia Best, Industrial Design

This interview is the second in a series from Hamish Besley a third-year student at Victoria University Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. Each interview was first published in Baggy Pants and Butter Paper, an editorial publication for students by students (conceived in Hamish’s final year of study). The interviews…

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AUT and Lexus partner to support emerging design talent in Aotearoa

Lexus New Zealand has teamed up with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies to encourage local entries into the International Lexus Design Award, to showcase New Zealand’s innovative design talent on the world stage. The Lexus Design Award competition works with a world-class panel of judges who are some…

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Wintec School of Media Arts Graduating Exhibition

Haere mai! Come celebrate with us! Wintec’s media arts classrooms and studios will be transformed into gallery spaces as design, contemporary art, and communication students exhibit their creative mahi. While you’re there, seize the opportunity to own an original artwork at Ramp Gallery’s silent auction. Opening night and auction: Thursday 26 November from 4.30pm Exhibition…

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Postgraduate Design Research — Jaime Kapa, Unitec

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. Today, we speak with Jaime Kapa from Unitec. What is your background and how did you get into design? I moved to London after graduating at AUT. I never used my…

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Graduate Show Preview: Adapt, Media Design School

We are previewing the talent on show at Media Design School Graduate Show Adapt opening this Friday 6th of November 5:00pm – 9:00pm Kathy Do ‘More than Movies’ The concept of escapism has been around for a long time, and in today’s modern society, it is more relevant than ever. (Even more so with the…

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Baggy Pants and Butter Paper… Bella Alexander-Kemble, Communication Design

This interview is the first in a series from Hamish Besley a third-year student at Victoria University Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. Each interview was first published in Baggy Pants and Butter Paper, an editorial publication for students by students (conceived in Hamish’s final year of study). The interviews…

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Grow, Designed By Media Design School Students: Dannah Angela Soriano, Erika Marasigan, Logan Ware, Yancong Guo,

‘Grow’ is a volunteer recruitment campaign that promotes volunteering to people who are passionate, eager to learn, and are willing to give back to the community. The initiative designed by a collective of Media Design School Students was recently awarded in the Next Gen NG: Digital Design category in the Good Design Awards. Design Assembly…

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Graduate Shows: Tika Tonu, AUT South

As the academic year draws to a close the graduation events ramp up. Each year the Graphic Design Graduate Shows across Aotearoa provides opportunities to discover local talent, see what this generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help welcome these emerging professionals to our community. Tika Tonu is the 2020…

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Graduate Shows: RNDR20 – Victoria University Wellington – Te Herenga Waka

As the academic year draws to a close the graduation events ramp up. Each year the Graphic Design Graduate Shows across Aotearoa provides opportunities to discover local talent, see what this generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help welcome these emerging professionals to our community. Victoria’s RNDR20 opens Friday the…

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By Day By Night… Wintec’s Trudi Hewitt

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 Trudi Hewitt who works at Wintec, School of Media Arts in Hamilton. What is your official title at…

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Postgraduate Design Research — Lena Panaita, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Lena Panaita from AUT. What is your background and how did you get into design? Since before I could remember I’ve been drawing. But drawing for…

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PUSH PLAY Ramp Connects

Design Assembly is a long-time supporter of Wintec School of Media Arts’ Ramp Festival – this year the event has adapted to the extraordinary times we find ourselves in with an alternative format Ramp Connects Podcasts. The series is now live and features award-winning journalist, Aimie Cronin in conversation with creatives from the fields of…

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Hot New Things 2020: Nitya Handa, Yoobee Colleges

Typically each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. Earlier this month Wanda Thurlow shared an online exhibition from Yoobee Colleges mid-year graduates – so we broke with our summer tradition to chat with Nitya Handa from Yoobee Colleges School of Design, about her work, what lead her…

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By Day By Night, Ali Cowley – Media Design School

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 Ali Cowley who works at Media Design School     What is your official title at work? Art…

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Field Guide 2020: Growing the future designer

This Field Guide article is the second in this series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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The Draft | 36 Days

While AUT design student’s were confined to their homes during lockdown level 3 and 4, The Draft launched a project to keep the community engaged and connected. The Draft is AUT’s internal design studio, situated in the Communication Design department. It aims to connect students from across the school with industry via external design projects…

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UNVEIL by Nicole Redman with… Raul Sarrot

This is the third of four interviews by recent AUT graduate Nicole Redman. (Each interview was first published in Unveil, an editorial publication conceived in Nicole’s final year of study). The interviews explore professional designers unique personal narrative as each shares challenges, inspirations and industry insight.  In this instalment, we hear from Raul Sarrot of…

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By Day By Night, Scott Savage & Colleen Pugh – Yoobee Colleges

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 Scott Savage Colleen Pugh who work at  Yoobee Colleges School of Design Auckland Campus.     Scott and Colleen are…

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5 minutes with… Dana Fridman

Dana is a UX designer with a background in psychology and design. She currently works as programme director for User Experience Design at Victoria University’s School of Design Innovation. Dana recently sat down (online) with Kate McGuinness to discuss her special interest in design for accessibility, her current research and teaching practice. Kia ora Dana,…

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Fresh from the Field — Voyage water, by Culture & Theory

This Refreshing – Fresh From The Field by Culture & Theory features Voyage water, bottled still and sparkling for CCA, the drama, clarity and refined cartographic elements guide the consumer back to the beautiful blue spring source. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field…

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Take 10 with… Tonya Sweet

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Peggy-Jane Keddy, Unitec

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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Peggy-Jane Keddy from Unitec     Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Angela Coote, 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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Angela Coote from AUT Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick design…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Kees Bakker, 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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Kees Bakker from AUT Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Natasha Pinker, 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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Natasha Pinker, AUT     Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to…

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