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 one of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s creative graduates. You can find…

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2022 Hot New Things: Jason Barnes, 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 Jason Barnes, from Media Design School. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2022 Hot New Things: Chantelle Boxall, 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. Today we speak with Chantelle Boxall, from AUT’s school of Art and Design. Can you tell…

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Media Design School 2021 Graduate Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Welcome to the Media Design School showcase – we are from the Bachelor of Media Design degree programme. Every year, we run an end of year show in…

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Ara 2021 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Pitch is the final exhibition of Ara third year Bachelor of Design students. This year, the graduates specialisations are represented through a silver balloon. The silver balloons show…

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AUT Centre for Design Research launches

The Centre for Design Research (CDR), a hub for excellence in design and creative industries research, hosted in Te Kura Toi a Hoahoa — AUT School of Art & Design has launched on the 1st December 2021, with its website showcasing research from across the disciplines of Art & Design. The strategic research centre brings…

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From The Edges – Toi Ārahitanga, The Art Guide

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 and…

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Wintec 2021 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Our 2021 Creative Showcase event which details the different ways we are celebrating our graduating students this year. We’ve launched a digital publication in lieu of an on-campus…

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AUT AD21 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. The online artanddesign.aut.ac.nz exhibition represents the culmination of an educational experience; exploring a range of art and design topics, issues, approaches, and technologies, reflecting the School’s ambition to foster the…

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Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington 2021 Graduation Exhibition

EOYE 2021 is the annual end of year exhibition of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington showcasing an impressive range of talent by third-year students from the Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa—Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. These are the creative thinkers, makers, minds, designers and architects of the future—soon to be shaping our Aotearoa, and…

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2021 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

November is always a busy month with the Graphic Design Graduate Shows across Aotearoa. Check out the online exhibitions or head along to discover your local talent, see what this generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help welcome these graduates to our professional community. (Check back! This post will be…

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5 Minutes With…Rose Norgrove

We caught up with Media Design School Alumni Rose Norgrove who won the Red Dot Junior Award: Brand and Communication Design 2021 for her innovative medical device, Dual. We asked her a few burning questions about her project and checked in with what she’s doing now. What was the initial brief for the project where…

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Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object]

Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object] at twentysix on Constable Street is a typography project by third-year Tātai Momotuhi / Typography sudents in Communication Design at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Consisting of twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet and an exclamation mark, the installation is a large-scale composition of letterforms populating the gallery space. Ranging across three…

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By Day by Night – Meighan Ellis, 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 Meighan Ellis who works in the Communication Design Department at the School of Art + Design at AUT. What…

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From The Edges – Megan Mackay, Victoria University

We spoke to Megan Mackay from Victoria University about her journey defining who she was as a designer, her Masters in Design Thinking, keeping a growth mindset and working with the World Design Organisation. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at…

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BJ Ball Student Design Competition

BJ Ball Papers dedicated to celebrating graphic design in print right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The BJ Ball Student Design Contest is back again – it’s an opportunity for Aotearoa Graphic Design students to showcase their talents and work to the design industry.This is an exceptional opportunity for students follow a project from brief through to print, and to…

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Wintec to host change-making creatives at Ramp Festival

Wintec School of Media Arts’ highly anticipated Ramp Festival 2021 is once again bringing creative-based thinkers from across Aotearoa to Kirikiriroa, Hamilton from 4 – 6 August. – https://www.ramp.ac.nz Sarah Smuts-Kennedy is pleased to see regenerative themes being discussed in an academic context. Image: Supplied. This year the Ramp Festival lineup includes New Zealand artist and creator Sarah…

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Wintec academics light the way with Te Ruru Light Festival Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Te Ruru Light Festival is a one-of-its-kind event, held annually in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton. Inspired by similar light-based festivals around Aotearoa, the festival was conceptualised by Wintec academics and researchers, Luke McConnell and Jason Long, and Wintec graduate and CEO of Creative Waikato, Jeremy Mayall. Wintec School of Media Arts design tutor and founder of Te…

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By Day By Night, Emily Russell

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 Emily Russell who works at Wintec, School of Media Arts in Hamilton. What is your official title? I’m…

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Paving the Digital Career Path for Māori and Pasifika Talent

Māori and Pasifika only represent about 2% of those working in the creative tech sector, yet form a larger part of the population of Aotearoa, especially in diverse Tāmaki Makaurau.  On Wednesday 26th May, Media Design School hosted a platform at their innovative new campus in Wynyard Quarter to kōrero and talanoa about ways Māori…

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Textile Futures: Fashion design and technology.

Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington’ Fashion Design programme is hosting a one-day expo as part of TW21 (Tech Week). The annually held event aims to bring together researchers, educators, students and innovators engaged in sustainability, science, design and technology. Through speakers, workshops, demos and an interactive exhibition, this one-day expo event explores technologies that alter…

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Baggy Pants and Butter Paper… Lane Mackenzie, Design for Social Innovation

This interview is the final in a series from Hamish Besley (@hamo.b) 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…

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Post Graduate Profile, Joseph Coddington

We love it when DA friends share their work. Joseph Coddington’s postgraduate research (at Victoria) is an incredible foray into the dimensionality of an image, technological experimentation and the future of design production with additive means. Kia ora Joseph, What is your background and how did you get into design? Kia ora, I’m Joseph Coddington…

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5 minutes with… Mona Gabr

We spoke with Media Design School Graduate Mona Gabr about her Award-winning project Pick a prototype tag system that assists people with disability when using public transport and her trans-Tasman work for Datacom.   Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick a design as a career path? I’ve always loved thinking outside…

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