Wellington Adobe Creative Jam 2017 Review

On Thursday 6th July Wellington designers and creatives got together at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University to hear from local creative industry superstars Jarred Bishop, Celeste Skachill (designer at Te Papa Museum), and Fraser Callaway from Strategy, as they shared their processes and projects. Meanwhile four teams of designers competed in a tournament to tackle a design challenge in just 4 hours…

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DA Film: Helvetica, 10th Anniversary Screening in Auckland

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 the influence of one typeface on a generation and decade of design. “Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It…

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Ahead of Semi Permanent Auckland: 5 Minutes with… Mark Gowing

Ahead of this year’s Semi Permanent event, we spoke with Mark Gowing, founder and director of Sydney’s Formist: Hi Mark, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, your background, and how you first got started in the industry. I am a graphic designer and publisher living and working in Sydney. I…

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Ahead of SPARK: 5 Minutes with Jason Little

Jason Little is one of the many talented creatives taking part in this year’s SPARK festival held at Wintec from August 14–17th. #Spark17 features a wide range of presentations, workshops and events. Tickets are at NO COST and available via Eventbrite. Jason is co-founder of design agency For the People, who strive to close the gap between people, technology…

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Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam, Thursday 7th September

Calling all Cantabrian Designers and Creatives: join us for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on Thursday September 7th at Christchurch’s XCHC. Hear from creative industry stars Lindsay Yee and Natasha Vermeulen as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of…

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Auckland 2017 DA Pub Quiz

What a night we had in Auckland on the 15th June at The Bluestone Room! The biggest ever pub quiz in Auckland with 18 teams entered. The winners on the night were the team from Curative, taking back the title from Alt Group, winners in 2016. Wellington and Christchurch, you’re next! Get along to your…

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5 Minutes with Sarah Maxey, ahead of this year’s SPARK event

Sarah Maxey is one of the many talented creatives taking part in this year’s SPARK festival held at Wintec from August 14–17th. #Spark17 features a wide range of presentations, workshops and events. Tickets are at NO COST and available via Eventbrite. Ahead of this year’s SPARK, Festival Director, Megan Lyon, spent a few moments chatting with Sarah:…

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UX Homegrown: July 21st, Auckland

This year Auckland is playing host to UX Homegrown, a one day conference of 20 talks and workshops about UX practice in New Zealand. It takes place on the 21st of July with a pre-conference evening of 3 talks on the 20th of July. Design Assembly recently spoke with Matt Gould who, along with Emma…

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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch August 3rd

Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year! Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. MAKE IT LOCAL events happen simultaneously in Auckland,…

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100 Days Project: Alisha Henry

100 Days Project is a simple creativity project that requires one thing, every day for 100 days. This year’s 100 Days Project is well underway, featuring its usual exciting, and unexpectedly wide range of creative endeavours. This year close to 700 participants have signed up in New Zealand. We grabbed a few moments with designer, Alisha Henry,…

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Design Assembly Speed Dating Portfolio Evening, August 16th, Auckland

One evening, 20 young graphic designers and 20 professionals… It’s speed dating for graphic designers! A fast-paced evening of networking, portfolio reviews and feedback. As final year students or new graduates, you will have the opportunity to meet and show your work to several seasoned industry professionals. In a round robin series of quick fire…

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Auckland Zinefest 2017

The Auckland Zinefest graces our winter again from this Saturday 8th of July until Friday 4th of August. There are a ton of activities and opportunities to participate: Zinefest Market Sunday 30th July, 12pm–5pm North Atrium, Auckland Art Gallery 80+ zinemakers will be selling their fresh zines on everything from science, psychedelic journeys, feminism, mini comics,…

5 months ago by

Meet the Designers: Adobe Creative Jam Wellington

Design Assembly proudly presents the Wellington Adobe Creative Jam this Thursday from 6pm at Massey University in the Level D Presentation Room, Block 12. This is a great opportunity to hear from local creative industry superstars Jarred Bishop, Celeste Skachill (designer at Te Papa Museum), and Fraser Callaway from Strategy, as they share their processes and projects. Plus you’ll also…

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5 Minutes with… Celeste Skachill

Ahead of our July 6th Adobe Creative Jam in Wellington, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Celeste Skachill from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. Hi Celeste, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you first got started in the industry.…

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5 Minutes with… Fraser Callaway

Ahead of next Thursday’s Adobe Creative Jam in Wellington, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Fraser Callaway from Strategy. Hi Fraser, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you first got started in the industry. I was born and raised in Christchurch and moved to Wellington to…

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5 Minutes with… Jarred Bishop

Ahead of our July 6th Adobe Creative Jam in Wellington, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Jarred Bishop from Output. Hi Jarred, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you first got started in the industry. Hi! I run a tiny branding and interactive…

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Nicole Arnett Phillips: Christchurch and Auckland

Brisbane based designer Nicole Arnett Phillips recently visited Christchurch to run a type workshop, hosted by the Ara Institute of Canterbury. Before we got stuck into the hands on work, Nicole took us through a quick re-cap in the history of type as well as the formal and structural aspects of letterforms. It was a good…

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Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, September 7th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Wellington are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of…

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Creative Mornings Auckland: Lana Lopesi, June 30th

The ability to overcome adversity and withstand waves of turbulent times is part of the human spirit. In our hardwiring, it is the oldest of threads that also fuels our creativity. No one knows this more than our speaker for this month, visual artist and writer Lana Lopesi. Lana is currently the Visual Arts Editor…

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Spark Festival provides a platform for exchange this August

Wintec’s city campus in Hamilton will once again be lit with creativity in August as the 19th annual Spark Festival opens, bringing a collection of thought leaders and creatives in the music, media, arts and design industries to students and public alike. Organised by Wintec’s School of Media Arts, the festival unites industry leaders from…

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100 Days Project 2017: Tim Wightman

100 Days Project is a simple creativity project that requires one thing, every day for 100 days. This year’s 100 Days Project is well underway, featuring its usual exciting, and unexpectedly wide range of creative endeavours. This year close to 700 participants have signed up in New Zealand. We grabbed a few moments with illustrator, Tim Wightman,…

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Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Christchurch, July 27th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Christchurch are. Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of…

6 months ago by

5 Minutes with… Briar Levit, Director of Graphic Means

Ahead of our film screenings coming up in Wellington on June 12th and Christchurch on June 14th, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Director/Producer of Graphic Means, Briar Levit: Hi Briar, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you initially got into film? I’ve been…

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Auckland Festival of Photography, 1–24th June

The Auckland Festival of Photography kicks off in Auckland at the start of June. This is a city-wide contemporary art and cultural event taking place within Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites. The programme includes a mix of emerging and established artists and comprises existing works and the creation of new work.…

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