Bright Awards 2022: Entries opening in August

The Bright Award is a nationwide creative arts competition designed specifically for high school students. Winners receive a $1000 cash prize to continue pursuing their creative careers and a $3000 award for their school. Entries are in the categories of graphic design, photography, gaming, animation and web & interactive. Entries open to Year 12 and…

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Ōtara 4.0: a Māori and Pasifika Creative Tech Speaker Series by Media Design School

This week we heard from Media Design School on their speaker series, Ōtara 4.0, a collection of five evenings featuring speakers of Māori and Pasifika heritage from the creative technologies sector who share their career stories and insights. This post is proudly sponsored by Media Design School.   Currently, Māori and Pasifika only represent about…

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Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki

Third year Communication Design student, Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi), has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses. For Jordan, the opportunity to be involved in the celebration of Matariki at AUT in its first year as a public holiday was a huge honour.  “The fact that…

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By Day By Night, George Hajian

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 Dr. George Hajian who works in the Communication Design Department at the School of Art + Design at…

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‘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 decolonial constructs of western fashion ‘thinking and making’, decentralizing western design theory and emphasizing an authentic Māori indigenous lens. His indigenous clothing label, Campbell Luke,…

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Spotlight Lecture: Racial dimensions of screen aesthetics

Join in online on 12 May at 12:30pm to Victoria University’s spotlight lecture on ‘Racial dimensions of screen aesthetics’ with experts Raqi Syed and Missy Molloy as they discuss racial dimensions of screen aesthetics from different angles. This post is proudly sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka In our digital and virtual…

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2022 Hot New Things: Sophia Hornabrook, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Sophia Hornabrook, one of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington creative graduates. You…

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2022 Hot New Things: Reuben Gilchrist, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article, we talk with Reuben Gilchrist from Wintec. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Nayanathara K, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Nayanathara K, one of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s creative graduates. You…

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Bachelor of Digital Innovation From the Yoobee School Of Digital Innovation

Yoobee’s brand new Bachelor’s Degree lives in the future, a place where tech meets business, meets marketing, meets tomorrow. The world is changing at an exponential pace right now.  What worked a few years ago, doesn’t anymore.  We need to change the script, flip the conversation, use un-business business thinking to read the shifts and…

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2022 Hot New Things: Shanai Atkinson, UCOL

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Shanai Atkinson, one of UCOL’s creative graduates – you can find out…

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2022 Hot New Things: Ryan (Jung Hwan) Baek, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Ryan (Jung Hwan) Baek, from Media Design School. You can find out…

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2022 Hot New Things: Ashleigh Sun, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article we talk with Ashleigh Sun, from AUT. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Jarrod Dobell, Yoobee

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Jarrod Dobell from Yoobee. You can find out more about Aotearoa NZ…

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Yoobee Colleges City Rd Online Exhibition 2021

We’re giving you a peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa from 2021, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Celebrate the future of the Creative Industry! Yoobee Auckland students have worked hard across the year to develop their skills, fine-tune their abilities and create some amazing final pieces…

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2022 Hot New Things – William Shaw, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with William Shaw, one of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington creative graduates. You…

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2022 Hot New Things: Azi MacPherson, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article, we talk with Azi MacPherson from Wintec. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Leom Tait, UCOL

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with one of UCOL’s creative graduates – you can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Lily Wigglesworth, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Lily Wigglesworth, from Media Design School. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Nick Zeff, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article we talk with Nick Zeff, from AUT. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Amie Simpson, UCOL

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with one of UCOL’s creative graduates – you can find out more about Aotearoa NZ…

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2022 Hot New Things: Maria Francesca Melis, Yoobee

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Maria Francesca Melis, from Yoobee. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2022 Hot New Things: Courtney Burchell, 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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article, we talk with Courtney Burchell from Wintec. You can find out more about…

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From The Edges – Qianyi Li, Masters Degree in Creative Practice at Unitec

In our ‘From The Edges’ series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at the edges of our practice in the world of academia. Free from the constraints of commercial outcomes and clients, designers explore…

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2022 Hot New Things: Huy Tim, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Huy Tim, one of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington creative graduates. You…

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