Tips for breaking into Industry.

There is no doubt landing your first design job can be difficult – no matter how rigorous your rationales, polished your portfolio and enthusiastic you are – there is a tonne of other design students vying for the same roles as you. A lot of advice design graduates receive is cliched ‘Believe in yourself’, ‘Think…

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5 minutes with… Imogen Zino

In July DA spoke with the multidisciplinary team behind Good Health Design, about their research initiatives and how visual design can support our communities wellbeing. Today (ahead of their upcoming symposium) we spoke with masters student Imogen Zino about her research for this project and the event.   What is your background and how did…

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5 minutes with… Good Health Design

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with AUT’s embedded multidisciplinary Good Health Design Team, about their research initiatives and how visual design can support our communities wellbeing. What is your background and how did you get into design? We are currently made up of designers (e.g. communication, product, digital, media), but also have…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Tori Mok, 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, to coincide with the launch of AUT’s MATARIKI POSTGRADUATE EXHIBITION we speak with Tori Mok from AUT. What is your background and how did you get into design? I’m…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Ellie Crowe, 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, to coincide with the launch of AUT’s MATARIKI POSTGRADUATE EXHIBITION we speak with Ellie Crowe from AUT. What is your background and how did you get into design? I…

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Massey and Weta Workshop provide launchpad for creative pioneers

A master’s programme run by Massey University and Weta Workshop is setting up Wellington students to be the next pioneers in creating imaginary worlds for film, television and gaming. Left to Right; Ivan Vegar in studio, Childhood’s End by Ivan Vegar, Laura King in studio, Original artwork by Laura King Master of Design: Weta Workshop…

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By Day By Night – An interview with Laura Yilmaz, Victoria University

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 Laura Yilmaz who works at Victoria University in Wellington.     What is your official title at work?…

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By Day By Night – An interview with David Coventon, AUT

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 David Coventon who works at AUT’s School of Art & Design in Auckland. What is your official title…

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Hot New Things — Evandah Steadman, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Evandah Steadman from Unitec. You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final year’s project was about and…

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Hot New Things — Cassandrea Beer, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Cassandrea Beer from Unitec. You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final year’s project was about and…

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Media Design School’s diversity on show as part of Auckland Live

Diversity of student content from programmes at Media Design School (MDS) has been compiled into a 28-minute playlist that will air on the large scale (45m2), portable outdoor digital screen in Aotea Square (291-297 Queen Street). The screen, an Auckland Live initiative, brings artistic, cultural and entertainment experiences to the Aotea Arts Quarter and provides…

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Digital Jungle Exhibition – Yoobee School of Design

Digital Jungle Exhibition – opens tonight from 5.30pm Yoobee School of Design welcomes you to their end of year exhibitions. Yoobee School of Design | Level 4 | 5.30pm | Wednesday  5th December A combined Diploma exhibition for: Creative Digital Design, Web and UX Design, 3D Production (Level 6), Game Art and Development (Level 7)

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Postgraduate Design Research – Cassie Khoo, 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 Cassie Khoo from AUT. Cassie Khoo Master of Design Auckland University of Technology Tell us about your research. My research looked at how we can use co-design…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Tatiana Tavares, 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 Tatiana Tavares from AUT. Tatiana Tavares PhD of Art and Design Auckland University of Technology Interactive page from the illustrated Augmented Reality [AR] picture book, Saints of…

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Extending Traditional Graphic Design Practices: An Exciting New Programme at Victoria

Nat Jar, installation juxtaposing nature and technology, for MDDN 314, by Daniel Gardner. It’s clear that Graphic Design is changing. Victoria University of Wellington is aiming to ride the crest of that change. Their new programme in Communication Design has an approach which sets it apart from other programmes currently on offer in New Zealand.…

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An Automatic Introduction to Automata Through Yoobee

Eli Tucker is the Assistant Head of Faculty for Multimedia and also a tutor at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand.  He gives his insight into producing the Automata webseries. Ever since I’ve been working in the creative industries I’ve known talking to people and making connections opens doors.  It’s also who I…

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Spark Festival internship gives Wintec student valuable insight into the design world

Third-year Wintec design student Alice Leonard was selected to be an intern at Area Design to work on Wintec’s Spark Festival campaign under the guidance of the design agency. What has been valuable from this experience, what have you learnt, what have been the highlights? It’s been really good seeing how things work in the…

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Fresh from the Field — Picnic Jackson Hole by Hardhat Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features a brand and identity creation for Picnic Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Hardhat Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Serial restauranteurs and bakers Ali and Kevin Cohane open a new coffee shop and restaurant in…

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Visual Communication, Way Finding and Universities

Written by Professor Guy Littlefair Professor Guy Littlefair The Dean of the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies at AUT questions what role the university should have within design education Visual Communication design is a profession that is in a constant state of change. Across the last 50 years it has morphed from Commercial Art…

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By Day/By Night: Alexey Botkov, ACG Yoobee School of Design

Welcome to our 2018 By Day/By Night series. Here we profile a range of design teachers from our tertiary institutions to find out what projects they’re involved in outside of work hours, and how their personal creative endeavours feed back into their teaching roles. First up we speak with Alexey Botkov, Game Art and Development…

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Collaborative approaches breaking tradition in art and design: In conversation with Photographer Mark Purdom and Designer Alan Deare

Written by Holly Russell Design strategies and a to-and-fro approach towards collaboration saw Photographer Mark Purdom and Designer Alan Deare produce Mimetic, an award winning entry to this years’ New Zealand Photobook of the year. With an exhibition at Ramp Gallery as their starting point, the duo looked to capture the gallery experience in a…

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Hot New Things — Elsie Murray, Wintec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Elsie Murray from Wintec. Elsie Murray Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design major) Wintec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what…

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Hot New Things — Hansel Rivaldi, Yoobee ACG School of Design

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Hansel Rivaldi from Yoobee ACG School of Design. Hansel Rivaldi Diploma in Digital Media (Advanced) Yoobee ACG School of Design You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2017. Can…

2 years ago by

Hot New Things — Naomi Hadfield, Media Design School

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Naomi Hadfield from Media Design School. Naomi Hadfield Media Design School You recently completed your full time studies, can you tell us what your final year’s project was about and…

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Hot New Things — Emma Marriott, Whitecliffe

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Emma Marriott from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. Emma Marriott Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major Whitecliffe You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can…

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