MOD returns to Wellington to celebrate human-centered design. 

MOD week; 12 – 16 October 2020 Exploring how humans can work better together, celebrating human-centred design and creative problem solving Mindset of Design is all about the human side of solutions, whether those solutions are tech-based or not. MOD is run by CHQ, leaders in innovation learn more here modwellington.com New Zealanders are invited…

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5 minutes with… Raul Sarrot

Ahead of his Wellington workshop on Friday 25th September 2020, we spoke to Raul Sarrot about The Value of Strategy in times of flux and disruption, staying ahead of the curve, the qualities of design strategists, the importance of curiosity, and design strategists role in shaping our future. We are living through unprecedented economic and…

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5 minutes with… RAMP Festival intern Lauren Mann

Wintec communications student Lauren Mann is the 2020 RAMP festival intern, we spoke to her to learn more about the opportunity, her background, studying at Wintec and this year’s digital RAMP connects format. Festival Director Megan Lyon (Left) and Lauren Mann (Right) Was there someone (or something) that inspired you to pick communications as a…

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FLUX: Meet the Panel

Thanks to our DA partners Blutui,  My Chilly Bin, Portfolio Recruitment and Streamtime you are invited to join us online while we gather as a national community in an online forum to discuss Aotearoa Design amidst Covid-19. Tuesday 22 September, 7pm – 8pm Online Zoom Webinar Today we want to introduce you to our panelists:…

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South’s Creative Industry Reboot

Last month (prior to moving to Alert level 2) South hosted a mid-winter Jazz evening at South HQ, bringing like-minded people together to listen to some excellent music (featuring Zoot Music, Nathan Haines, Jaimie Haines, Manuel Bundy and Soraya LaPread). South hosted this special occasion to unite the creative community with design-driven business leaders to…

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Under the Hood with… Adeline Marteil

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, this week on Thursday the 6th of August. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today we hear from Adeline…

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Under The Hood with… Matt Power

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 6th of August. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Under The Hood with… Leah Surynt

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 6th of August. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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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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Under The Hood… Dan Newman

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Under The Hood… Lisa Loosemore

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Under The Hood with… Elliot Stansfield

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Auckland Festival of Photography, 28th May to 14th June

The 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography (now in its 17th year) is underway in Tāmaki Makaurau. This city-wide contemporary art and cultural event takes place within Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites during June each year. The programme includes a mix of emerging and established artists and comprises existing works and…

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Under The Hood with… Sarah Johnston

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Under The Hood with… Manuel Payán

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Innovate for a Green Future

It’s World IP Day on today and the theme this year is ‘Innovate for a Green Future’. New Zealand’s future economic success will depend on diversifying our industries to lessen their impacts on our environment, and to make us less susceptible to the impacts climate change will bring to trade in physical goods. Our creators…

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Be the change you want to see

Blutui is a web design platform for creative agencies developed by a creative agency. We spoke with our friends Blutui about embracing the accessibility challenges (& opportunities) faced by digital design practice today.     Design impacts people’s ability to participate in society. The #AccessLaw2020 lobby aims to pass legislation later this year to ensure,…

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5 minutes with… Shane Goodwin, Head of Experience Design at Jade

Ahead of our upcoming Christchurch DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & Accessibility we spoke with Shane Goodwin, Head of Experience Design at Jade. Shane has been sketching, imagining, developing, breaking, and making products for the last 18 years, with the last 11 as a UX designer. Before that he has been a product manager,…

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2020 GOOD DESIGN AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. Through the annual Good Design Awards program, they recognise and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation. Celebrating the best in design and architecture across 11 main design disciplines and 28 sub-categories, including Communication Design, Digital Design…

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5 minutes with… Jo Hanson, Senior Account Director at Principals

Ahead of our Auckland DA Workshop: Writing and Presenting for Designers we caught up with Jo Hanson senior account director at Principals, who has created a unique hybrid role for herself which is anything but S.A.D. (which she’ll tell you is the worst job title acronym ever). Part project manager. Part copywriter. Part production manager.…

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Fresh From The Field — Queer Pavilion by Rebecca Steedman

This Fresh From The Field by Rebecca Steedman heroes bold repetitive typographic elements, interconnected and layered to represent diverse voices for the 2020 Queer Pavilion. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief : Queer Pavilion is a drifting…

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5 minutes with… Susannah ‘Roxy’ Huntington

Ahead of our Auckland DA Event: Out of Office – Conversations on working inhouse we caught up with Roxy Huntington – Former Head of Design, Trade Me. Can you describe the creative path you took to get where you’re at now? With a Market Researcher mum and Research Scientist dad, questions such as “why?” and…

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The TDC65 exhibition is coming to Aotearoa

The Type Directors Club is pleased to announce that its “World’s Best Typography” exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the second time, courtesy of award-winning creative agency Osborne Shiwan and Portfolio Recruitment. Direct from its New York showing, TDC65 Auckland will showcase an exciting and culturally diverse range of award-winning work chosen by…

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Fresh From The Field — RUN’s Auckland Rainbow Hub

Auckland Pride Festival is in full swing, ahead of tonights Queer Design Assembly event we are showcasing another of our favourite pride adjacent designs in this Fresh From The Field. The Rainbow Hub is a vibrant and cheeky interactive installation by RUN. It celebrates Auckland’s LGBTQ+ community and invites the city to participate in the…

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Queer in Design – Kaan Hiini

In this series, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ designers as they share their career pathways, explore how being queer informs their work, and discuss how we achieve better representation and inclusivity in Aotearoa design industry. Many of you will be familiar with Kaan Hiini, senior designer at Curative, Kaan has been in service to our community…

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