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…

7 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

Hot New Things 2020 – Frida Lindström, Yoobee Colleges School of Design

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 Frida Lindström from Yoobee Colleges School of Design   Was there someone (or something)…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Jessica Carran, Yoobee Colleges School of Design

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 Jessica Carran from Yoobee Colleges School of Design Was there someone (or something) that…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Tikirau Jermaine-Rhyd Hathaway

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 Tikirau Jermaine-Rhyd Hathaway from Unitec Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Pearl Pan, Yoobee Colleges School of Design 

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 Pearl Pan from Yoobee Colleges School of Design   Was there someone (or something) that…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Danielle Kane, 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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Danielle Kane from Wintec – Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design) You completed your…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Carym Wharerau, Victoria Unviersity

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 Carym Wharerau from Victoria University         Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

9 months ago by

Hot New Things 2020 – Lauren Chalk, 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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Lauren Chalk from Media Design School Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

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Hot New Things 2020 – Liliana Mañetto Quick, Victoria Unviersity

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 Liliana Mañetto Quick from Victoria University     Was there someone (or something) that…

9 months ago by

Hot New Things 2020 – Donald Mavunga, 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 and dreams for the future. Today we speak with Donald Mavunga from Media Design School. Was there someone (or something) that inspired you…

9 months ago by

Whitecliffe 2019 End-of-Year Exhibitions

As 2019 comes to a close, Whitecliffe staff and students are preparing for a well-deserved break over summer, now that the anticipation and excitement of End-of-Year Exhibitions is over. Every year, each student is given the opportunity to showcase their creative works at the Whitecliffe End-of-Year Exhibitions. This gives Year 1 and 2 students a…

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