Peter Haythornthwaite: Design Generation

Peter Haythornthwaite: Design Generation is a major survey of one of New Zealand’s most influential industrial designers. The exhibition focuses on the output of his prolific design practice over forty years. The examples of product design, branding and experience design will be familiar to many who have never had reason to consider how they were created.…

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Summer Festivals 2018 — celebrating NZ poster design

As summer gets into full swing, a diverse range of festivals, events, and musical activities take place around Aotearoa. We’ve selected a hanful of our favourite poster designs for summer 2018 in celebration of New Zealand and Australasian poster art: Splore Tapapakanga Park, Auckland. Designer: Hamish Steptoe Where’s My Room Tour of Aotearoa 2018: Neil…

11 months ago by

Off Grid 18: The Experiential City

This February head to Wellington, New Zealand for Off Grid 18: The Experiential City. Extra ‘stopovers’ in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane will help you break up your travel and experience a local design event. Off Grid 18 will engage you in a conversation about designing for the ‘experiential city’, using exciting locations the city becomes…

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2017 Design Assembly Poster Exhibition

Thanks to everyone who submitted posters for the 2017 DA Poster Exhibition. We received over 100 entries! Congratulations to the 15 designers who were selected to show this year at Objectspace in Auckland on 23 November, and at Exchange Christchurch on 30 November. We will be taking submissions for the 2018 DA Poster Exhibition from…

1 year ago by

2017 DA End of Year Wrap Party: Auckland

Great turn out for our DA End of Year Wrap Party that took place at Objectspace on Thursday November 23rd. Thanks to Matt Dawkins for documenting not only our end of year celebration, but also our inaugural Auckland Poster Exhibition.

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Christmas Presents for Designers

It’s that time again! Stuck for what to buy your creative friends? Here’s a list of some top picks for Christmas gift ideas for the designers in your life, supplied by some of our DA Contributors and Friends: Louise Kellerman: a Scribble Me This workshop voucher Allbirds shoes Lana Lopesi: The Olaga Samoa: Samoan Lifestyle…

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2017 AGDA Design Awards Winners

On Saturday 18th November 2017, the Australian Graphic Design Association, AGDA Design Awards recognised the best work in Australia across a wide range of design disciplines. As always, the awards highlighted some of the leading design happening in the region, to all of whom we extend our warmest congratulations, including our New Zealand designers and studios…

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Off Grid 18

Off Grid 18: The Experiential City 3 Days 4 Cities Multiple Venues Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne 23 February 2018 Wellington 26–27 February 2018 Off Grid 18 is a different kind of design conference that will engage you in a conversation about designing for the ‘experiential city’ using exciting locations throughout the city.  Off Grid 18 is the next international…

1 year ago by

Media Design School MADE Graduate Showcase

This event will showcase work from the three major disciplines within the programme (Graphic, Motion and Interactive design) alongside work from our Postgraduate programme and Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies programme (Web/ Interactive and Graphic Design). Opening night: 24 November 2017 5pm – 10pm GridAkl Preview of some of the exhibiting students: Name: Meenal Shyam Project…

1 year ago by

Wintec Fin Graduate Creative Showcase

With great delight, the School of Media Arts, Wintec opens its doors to the public for the annual creative showcase. Join Media Art’s final year students as they exhibit their projects in the disciplines of communication, graphic design, interior design, music, photography, moving image and contemporary visual arts. Monday 13th – Friday 17th November Music performances: Clarence…

1 year ago by

College of Creative Arts, Massey University Exposure Graduate Exhibition

Exposure is the premier showcase for graduating creative arts students from Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington. The exhibition is free and is open to the public daily from 10am – 4pm, and includes the hugely popular Exposure Fashion catwalk show on 10 and 11 November. Tickets for this will go on sale in mid-October. The exhibition includes…

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AUT Open Communication Design Graduate Exhibition

Our university experience has provided us with the skills and values we need to flourish as creative individuals in industry. So with our graduation looming, it’s time for us to ditch the training wheels. We’re all trying to be great designers but we’re also not trying to be anything we’re not. We know that we’ve…

1 year ago by

Whitecliffe _version4 Graduate Exhibition

Design is a series of shifts, explorations and transformations from the beginning of a project to the end. _version4 features a variety of work, from print to digital experimentation, selected by students as they graduate from their final year of Graphic Design study at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Opening night: 10 November 2017…

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Deadline Extension: Wednesday 8th November for submissions to the Design Assembly Poster Exhibition 2017

Design Assembly invites you to submit a poster produced in or for 2017 to be part of the Design Assembly New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017. Deadline extension:  5pm, Wednesday 8th November.  We look forward to seeing a slice of New Zealand Graphic Design 2017. Poster Exhibition 2017 Invitation Save the date for the Auckland end…

1 year ago by

AUT To Sum it Up South Campus Visual Communication Graduate Exhibition

The graduates of the Visual Communication Design Program are celebrating the success of their designers and would like us to join them. Featuring Moving image, Mobile/Web Design and Graphic Design, they will be exhibiting projects centred around social themes and encourage you to be a part of the conversation. Opening night: 7 November 2017 6pm…

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2017 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

November sees the 2017 Graphic Design Graduate Shows open across Aotearoa. Get along to see what this new generation of designers are thinking about, what they are making and help to congratulate these graduates who will soon be joining our professional community. Black Tie: Yoobee Graduate Exhibition Opening night: 3 November 2017 5.30pm Yoobee Auckland…

1 year ago by

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday November 23rd, Auckland

Save the date for the Auckland End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23rd November at Objectspace in Ponsonby. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017…

1 year ago by

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday 30th November, Christchurch

Save the date for the Christchurch DA End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 30th November at the XCHC. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer! As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017…

1 year ago by

On this Wednesday: DA film event: Helvetica 10th Anniversary Screening, Hastings

Rachel and Jason Juno will be hosting the first ever Design Assembly event in the Hawkes Bay region with a screening of Helvetica on Wednesday, October 18th. It’s been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate…

1 year ago by

How Do We Encourage Collaboration?

A short while ago, Sam Allan from Onfire Design initiated ‘Battle of the Birken’ — a bowls competition between Birkenhead-based studios Onfire Design, Marx Design, Inhouse Design, PHD3 and Forever After. Sam says, “I organised the event to get together the local design community — it’s ok to have friendly rivalry in business, and is a…

1 year ago by

DA Workshop: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design, 10th November, Wellington

Design Assembly welcomes back Johnson McKay from Fly to present this half-day Wellington workshop focussing on Māori Graphic Design. Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design Friday 10th November 9.00am–1.30pm Toi Pōneke Arts Centre 61/69 Abel Smith Street Te Aro Wellington  $350 Professional / $250 Design Assembly Friend / $150 Design Assembly Student Friend (Not a DA…

1 year ago by

Objectmarket & Preview Event

As part of Objectspace‘s ongoing fundraising project, you’re invited to the preview and silent auction for Objectmarket on Thursday 5 October from 6pm. Objectmarket includes 50 makers over 5 days — an incredible opportunity to buy craft and design. Objectmarket: Preview and Silent Auction Thursday 5 October, 6pm Venue: Sapphire Room, Upstairs Ponsonby Central, 165…

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Celebrating the 100 Days Project Exhibition: Sat 30th Sept/Sun 1st Oct, Auckland

It’s that time again! You’re invited to help celebrate the end of this year’s 100 Days Project at the Auckland Day 100 Show: Auckland Day 100 Show 6 – 9pm Saturday 30 Sep, 10 – 4pm Sunday 1 Oct Thievery Studio Level 2, 203 Karangahape Rd Auckland The Day 100 Show is a pop-up exhibition celebrating this most…

1 year ago by

Young Voices Matter: Adobe Creative Jam Christchurch Review

In the week of the 2017 Election, only 67.47% of the youth population (18–24 years old) is enrolled to vote. Those 149,930 young people who aren’t yet enrolled are potentially enough to change the government if only they realised the they possessed power. Looking at how design can encourage young people to vote, Design Assembly…

1 year ago by