2023 Spring Conversations: Featured Speakers

With the Spring Conversations events coming up across all three cities in the next few weeks, we’re taking a moment to shine a light on each city’s featured speakers. This […]

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Welcome to the Freelancing Diaries

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life and find their version of financial success. This quarterly […]

1 month ago by

Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Open Day

Our partner school, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka, is having their open day at Te Aro Campus on 25 Aug 2023. The whole Te Aro Campus, home to […]

1 month ago by

ŌTAUTAHI: Brunch by the Beach for freelance designers

Earlier this year our friends at Rocketspark & Creative Launchpad hosted a community event up in the Bay of Plenty which brought together local freelance designers – from seasoned veterans […]

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Ramp Festival returns with jam-packed day of kōrero and connection

Celebrating 25 years of creativity through kōrero, workshops, events and exhibitions, Wintec | Te Pukenga Ramp Festival returns from 8 – 10 August 2023. A jam-packed day of kōrero will […]

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Under the hood with … Raymond McKay, Chief Creative Officer at Run

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. For July we’re celebrating Māori design, designers, and illustrators.  In this article series we learn more […]

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Opportunities for High School Students over school holidays

Our partner schools, Media Design School and Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, have these two events running for high school students over the school holiday break. 7 […]

3 months ago by

Recap: 2023 Pub Quiz in Tāmaki Makaurau

For those of you new to DA or who haven’t had a chance to attend one of our pub quizzes yet – imagine a night of wacky frivolity. Where folks […]

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Recap: Design & AI Autumn Conversations events

We’ve just wrapped our 2023 Autumn Conversations event across the three cities – Auckland, Wellington, & Christchurch. Along with providing an opportunity for Aotearoa NZ’s design community to connect in […]

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Future State: A Festival of Radical Innovation, 11 May 2023

The first edition of Future State, brought to you by Spark for Business and Semi Permanent: 11 May. “Business is being reinvented at a pace never seen before. What do New […]

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Streamlining design processes with AI – in conversation with RUSH.

Ahead of our Autumn Conversations: ‘Design & AI’ events and workshops coming up this Mar & April, we sat down with RUSH’s Rodrigo Acevedo, Product Design Lead, and Giselle Scott, […]

6 months ago by

Under the Hood with Fiona Kerr, Head of Creative Content at ZURU Edge

Ahead of our upcoming online event, Under the Hood – Women in Design, we sat down for a quick q&a with one of our featured speakers, Fiona Kerr from ZURU […]

7 months ago by

RECAP: Type as Monument Event with Alistair McCready

Last Thursday, the Society of Experiential Design (SEGD), Isthmus Group and Design Assembly teamed up to host typographer and designer Alistair McCready. He shared his reflections from his book Type […]

10 months ago by

Semi Permanent 2022, 5 minutes with . . . Wade and Leta

In the lead up to Semi Permanent this year we sat down for a cheeky interview with two of this year’s featured speakers, Wade and Leta. Semi Permanent is taking […]

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Spring Conversations 2022 – Design for Everybody

Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean […]

1 year ago by

NFT XFKTR Art Competition

For designers, artists, and illustrators interested in dipping their toes into the NFT art world the NFT XFKTR art competition may be a good place to start. Entrants are free […]

1 year ago by

Semi Permanent Aotearoa 2022 – First speakers announced

This press release was written and shared by our friends at Semi Permanent. Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased here. Creativity and design festival, Semi Permanent, will be […]

1 year ago by

Under the hood with …Charlotte Sowman, Design Director at Tomorrow

Ahead of our next online Under The Hood event on 31 August, we heard from one of our speakers, Charlotte Sowman, the design director at Tomorrow Charlotte chats with us […]

1 year ago by

5 minutes with . . . Georgina Jervis, RAMP Festival Intern

Wintec Area Design student, Georgina Jervis, is the 2022 RAMP festival intern, we spoke to her to learn more about the opportunity, her background, studying at Wintec and what to […]

1 year ago by

The World's Best Typography exhibition

World’s Best Typography exhibition coming to Objectspace

This Type Directors Club project will exhibit at the gallery for three days, spearheaded by creative agency Osborne Shiwan and sponsored by Klim Type Foundry. Direct from its New York […]

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RAMP Festival 2022

This article was originally shared on Wintec.ac.nz and is proudly sponsored by Wintec This is the 24th year of Wintec’s Ramp Festival which brings Aotearoa-based practitioners and creatives to Kirikiriroa Hamilton, from […]

1 year ago by

BJ Ball Student Design Contest 2022

The BJ Ball Student Design Contest has launched for 2022 and is now taking submissions. This year’s theme is ‘Darts in Disguise’ which is a fun twist on Where’s Wally, […]

1 year ago by

E Whai Ake Nei | Matariki Exhibition opening

The staff, students, and alumni of the Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa (Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation) at Te Herenga Waka will be sharing their work in the upcoming E […]

1 year ago by

Under the Hood with… Logan Bradley, Creative Director at Curative

Ahead of our next online Under The Hood event on 6 July, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Logan Bradley, creative director at Curative. Along with having a […]

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Under the hood with … Ella Hampshire-Perks, Graphic Designer and Director of PERKS

Ahead of our next online Under The Hood event on 6 July, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Ella Hampshire-Perks of PERKS Ella is a Graphic Designer and […]

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