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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5 minutes with… Chrissie Malloch

Ahead of our June 16 Workshop: No signal found – creating great campaigns without TV in Wellington we spoke with facilitator Chrissie Malloch to learn about her background, common campaign misconceptions, the work she is proud of – and what participants can expect from the Wellington event. Register Now   Can you describe the creative…

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Fresh From the Field… Through That Which Separates Us

DA is a huge fan of Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho‘s work, which has strong currents of social good, inclusion and equity throughout. We enjoyed collaborating with them on the 2020 Field Guide, and are in admiration of all the mahi Huriana is producing. Their latest piece to catch our eye was the striking cover design of…

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Getting Under the Hood… Peter Radich

Ahead of our next  Under the Hood event, (May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) we learnt more about one of our presenters: Peter Radich an accomplished commercial designer based in the Bay of Plenty. We spoke about Peter’s background, the catalysts for his founding PRD, his personal design philosophy, breaking up the work…

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 2021 AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

RECOGNISING THE VERY BEST IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN   The 2021 Good Design Awards are open for entries across 12 Design Disciplines. The Awards recognise the very best in design and innovation in Australia and overseas. The Awards are one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world and celebrate excellence…

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Tune into Australia’s premier Design, Business and Culture event from Aotearoa.

Kia ora friends, stepping out from the collective DA team voice here to talk to share my (Nicole Arnett Phillips) personal experience with The Design Conference “The Design Conference is an event for creatives. We navigate more than the future of design — but what design means in the hearts and minds of the worlds…

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Getting Under the Hood with… Jutta Birkenhauer

Ahead of our next  Under the Hood event, (May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) we learnt more about one of our presenters: GF Smith’s International Sales Manager Jutta Birkenhauer We spoke about GF’s colourful history, environmental ambitions, paper and print trends and how the industry has changed over the last three decades. Register…

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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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Getting Under the Hood… Scarlett Maddock, Head of Experience design at Jadeworld

Ahead of tomorrows Under the Hood event, (Wednesday 28 April 2021, 12.30pm – 1.30pm) we learnt more about one of our presenters: Scarlett Maddock, Head of Experience design at Jadeworld. Jade combines the power of People, Data, and Software to deliver unrivaled customer experiences. By maximizing the value of emerging and existing technologies, they constantly…

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Getting Under the Hood… Tyler Burbage, Blutui developer

Ahead of next weeks Under the Hood event, (Wednesday 28 April 2021, 12.30pm – 1.30pm) we learnt more about one of our presenters: Blutui developer Tyler Burbage. We spoke about the platform and how Blutui compares with its peers, Tyler’s favourite features and what he will be demonstrating on the day.   Can you tell…

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Clear your schedule, the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is almost here

The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival launches on 6 May at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket with a stellar line up of the most celebrated creative documentaries. The festival then travels the country to Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, as we well as a smaller edit (Festival Selects) screening in both New Plymouth and Havelock North. This is…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Wellington panel, Wednesday 21 April 2021

WELLINGTON DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The Business of Design Today April 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Optimal Workshop, 25 Courtenay Place Get Tickets   One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s time to…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Christchurch panel, Wednesday 14 April 2021

CHRISTCHURCH DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The business of design today April 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Plato Creative, 63 Manchester Street, Christchurch Get Tickets   One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s time…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Auckland panel – Thursday 8 April 2021

AUCKLAND DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The business of design today April 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monster Valley, 74 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central Register to attend One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s…

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Under the Hood with Laura Cibilich

Our next Under the Hood is tomorrow! You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. At the upcoming event, Laura Cibilich (DD at RUN) is going to walk us through a recent project; in the lead up we get insight to what she will be…

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Getting Under the Hood with… Donna McCort

Our next Under the Hood is Wednesday the 24th of March. You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. At the upcoming event, Donna McCort (CD at Dow Goodfolk) is going to walk us through a recent project; in the lead up we learned more…

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5 minutes with… Mark Easterbrook

In today’s 5 minutes with… we are excited to introduce one of our favourite writers Mark Easterbrook. Mark collaborated with DA on the 2020 field guide, our most recent Be seen. Be heard. Be friend campaign, on the messaging for Kātoitoi the Aotearoa Design Archive and is facilitating our upcoming Writing for Designers workshop in…

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Fresh From The Field – Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa

Bold yellow, bold thought. The latest release from independent publisher GLORIA Books is Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa, edited and designed by Katie Kerr. Today’s Fresh from the Field coincides with the Auckland book launch for this curated collection of stories and essays, from thirty of New Zealand’s art and design leaders.…

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Meet our Friends… David Bourke, iceberg

We love the opportunity to get to know our DA friends better, so we’re happy to get the chance to speak with David Bourke, iceberg’s Creative Director (who is also presenting at Under the Hood this Wednesday the 24th of February.) We spoke to David about his career path (highlighting a thread of music), the…

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Getting under the hood with… Sarah Nguyen

Our next Under the Hood is this Wednesday the 24th of Feburary. Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow. At the upcoming event, Sarah Nguyen…

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Introducing Daz Martin – DA Events Producer

Late last year Design Assembly welcomed our newest team member Daz Martin. He has extensive experience in the arts sector and sees event production as an artform. Daz is currently finalising our program, ensuring we deliver the Aotearoa design community a rich round up of events and workshops in 2021 and beyond. Say kia ora…

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Getting under the hood with… Joel Kitto & Stephen McCarthy

Our next Under the Hood is this Thursday 28 January 2021. Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow.   At the upcoming event Joel Kitto…

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Getting Under The Hood With… Alistair McCready

Our next Under the Hood is fast approaching on Thursday 28 January 2021. Get Tickets here! Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked and an Adobe rep shares tips and tricks to improve your daily workflow. Today we…

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This is not an interview — DA x SOUTH

Design Assembly collaborated with Studio South to deliver This is not an interview — Conversations on Studio Life; a panel discussion event for design students (and educators) on entering the industry. Featuring Design Leaders: Caroline Powley, Design Educator (Convenor) Sam Southwell, Creative Director, Studio South Phoebe Ellis, Design Lead, Previously Unavailable Ryan Mark, Creative Director,…

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Semi Permanent 2020 Highlights

This time last week the DA team attended the 2020 Semi Permanent event at the Aotea centre. It was an incredible day, 27 luminaries of Aotearoa art and design explored diverse creative, social and cultural themes. The entire event is available online to stream for free – you can watch on-demand here https://semipermanent.live/ We reflect on…

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