Media Design School’s diversity on show as part of Auckland Live

Diversity of student content from programmes at Media Design School (MDS) has been compiled into a 28-minute playlist that will air on the large scale (45m2), portable outdoor digital screen in Aotea Square (291-297 Queen Street). The screen, an Auckland Live initiative, brings artistic, cultural and entertainment experiences to the Aotea Arts Quarter and provides…

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5 Mins With… Bret Gower

Ahead of Design Assembly’s upcoming Auckland workshop on Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers on March 12th, we spoke with workshop facilitator and legal expert Bret Gower to learn more about his transition from design to legal practice and what participants can expect from this workshop. Tell us about yourself? What do you do day-to-day?…

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TDC64 Auckland

Direct from its New York showing, TDC64 Auckland is the latest exhibition from the world-renowned Type Directors Club competition, showcasing a culturally diverse and exciting range of award-winning work from over 35 countries. Chosen from 1,835 entries by some of the design industry’s most recognised mentors, innovators and thought-leaders, with work in dozens of languages,…

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5 Minutes with… Sarah Ritchie

Ahead of Design Assembly’s upcoming half-day workshop on “how to run a profitable, successful design business” on Wednesday 20th February 2019 in Christchurch, we spoke with design and advertising account management expert Sarah Ritchie to learn more about her book ‘How to Wrestle an Octopus: an agency account manager’s guide to pretty much everything’ the writing…

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Unitec Gradfest 2018 Opening Night

Unitec Gradfest 2018 Opening Night You are warmly invited to join us for the Grand Opening of 2018 Unitec Gradfest. Thursday 22nd November Official opening: 6:00pm From architecture and design to contemporary arts and computing, Unitec will be celebrating and showcasing the creative work and achievements of this year’s stellar end-of-year and graduating students Gradfest…

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NOW events celebrate a new generation of creatives at Wintec

Opening Night: Thursday 22 November From 5pm Exhibition Opening Hours:  23-25 Nov 10am -3pm Location: R Block, Wintec City Campus, Collingwood St, Hamilton. Contact: luke.mcconnell@wintec.ac.nz Website:  https://www.wintec.ac.nz/about-wintec/news/article/2018/11/08/now-events-celebrate-a-new-generation-of-creatives-at-wintec A new generation of designers, photographers, musicians and multimedia students will reveal their work in NOW, a showcase of creative work by 2018 Wintec School of Media Arts students from Monday 12 – Sunday…

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Debrief: Otago Polytechnic Graduate Exhibition 2018

DEBRIEF – Graduate Design Exhibition 21 – 25 NOVEMBER THE HUB, FORTH STREET, DUNEDIN Treat your senses at this varied and vibrant Design showcase, featuring surprising, clever and insightful objects and creations. Featuring hand-made garments and accessories, spatial design solutions, print media and publications, graphic design, photography, web and film projects; this year’s event exhibits…

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Friends of the Sea

Friends of the Sea is just that… a collective of talented creatives who share a love for the ocean. The idea formed in 2017 when artist Greg Straight and wife Hannah (Duett Design) were looking for a way to combine Greg’s creativity and his love of surfing and the ocean. Bring on-board a few of NZ’s…

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Concept Store: Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018

Opening night: 16 November 6pm – 9pm Location: Generator (GridAKL) 12 Madden Street, Auckland 1010 Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018 will showcase work from the Batchelor of Media Design, Bachelor of Art & Design, Bachelor of Creative Technologies and the Bachelor of Software Engineering alongside the Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies programme. A diverse…

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GD18: Whitecliffe Graphic Design Graduate Show

Opening Night: Friday 16th November 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Exhibition Opening Hours: Saturday 17th November, 10am – 4pm Location: Demo Space, 21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gd18exhibition/ Website: https://gd18exhibition.com/ GD18 is a graduate exhibition of Graphic Design students from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. The exhibition takes inspiration from the interface of Adobe Indesign, the exhibition space…

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Exposure Exhibition: Massey University School of Design Grad Show

Exhibition Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm from 03 – 17 November Location: Massey University, Entrance C, 63 Wallace Street and Entrance E, Tasman Street Contact: creative@massey.ac.nz Website: www.exposure2018.massey.ac.nz Preview of some of the exhibiting students: Name: Kate Bennett Project Name: Zendo Description: Kate’s project— Zendo —is an intuitive app helping people with endometriosis work with their bodies to…

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SHIFT Exhibition: AUT Communication Design Grad Show

Opening Night: 7th November 2017, 6pm – 9pm Exhibition Opening Hours: 8th – 11th November, 10am – 4pm Location: Level 5, AUT School of Art & Design (WE Block), 27 St Paul St, Auckland, 1010 Contact: contact@shiftexhibition.com Website: www.shiftexhibition.com As part of AUT’s annual Art & Design Festival, students graduating with a Communication Design major hold an end-of-year graduate show.…

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Design Assembly Talks Diversity in Pōneke

Written by Kate McGuinness Diversity in Aotearoa design. Where do we begin? DA’s Spring Conversation series seemed like a good place to kick off the discussion. In Wellington, a receptive crowd nestled in for an evening of sushi, craft beer, and some fresh perspectives on, ‘Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design—what does it mean and…

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Paddling Together Through “Rugged Terrain”: Design Assembly Talks Diversity

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture  The question around diversity and design has been tearing up the national design industry this year. The conversation was re-invigorated by Catherine Griffiths who put out her poster series highlighting the gender imbalance of the…

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2018 Graphic Design Graduate Shows

November sees the 2018 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. Toi Māia: AUT Visual Communication Graduate Exhibition Opening night: 6 November 6pm –…

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Wellington Zinefest

Wellington Zinefest are excited to announce our 2018 zine market. This year, the event will be held on 17th November at the new creative campus Te Auaha on Dixon street. Zinefest is a platform for illustrators, writers, artists, designers and all kinds of creatives to share their work with other keen audiences. Over sixty stallholders…

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Wellington: DA Conversations Spring series — Meet the panel

This Spring’s DA Conversations are back to discuss ‘Diversity in Aotearoa, New Zealand Design — what does it mean and why does it matter?’. In October Emma Ng, writer and curator specialising in art and design, will convene the conversation in Wellington between Johnson Witehira, artist, designer and academic with a focus on Māori and…

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Auckland: DA Conversations Spring series — Meet the panel

This Spring’s DA Conversations are back to discuss ‘Diversity in Aotearoa, New Zealand Design — what does it mean and why does it matter?’. In October Judith Thompson — design advocate, member of AUT University Council and Chair of the University’s Property Committee will convene the conversation in Auckland between Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Chairperson & Founding Member of…

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The Big Two Zero: Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design turns 20

A few years ago, I was asked to speak at Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design and I was blown away by my fellow speakers, the staff and students at Wintec and this amazing festival which I had never taken the opportunity to attend before. In just a few short weeks, it…

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Semi Permanent 2018: The Coachella for Creatives

Semi Permanent takes over Aotea Centre for three days for the first time  The Coachella for creatives, entrepreneurs and future thinkers, Semi Permanent is returning to Auckland and will run for the first time across three days from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th August at Aotea Centre. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2018, Semi Permanent…

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Auckland Festival of Photography, 31 May – 22 June

The Auckland Festival of Photography kicked off last week in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. This city-wide contemporary art and cultural event takes 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. The annual Festival is…

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Wellington Winter Zine Market

Wellington Zinefest are presenting the 2018 Wellington Winter Zine Market at Thistle Hall on Saturday June 9 from 12 – 5pm. We’re inviting everyone to come along for a cosy afternoon of zine browsing, buying and sharing. Whether you’ve been making zines for 50 years, 5 weeks, or never heard of them before – all…

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Wine Literacy with Nicole Arnett Phillips – Co-presenter of DA Workshop Wine & Type, 17th May, Auckland

In this episode I spoke to Nicole Arnette Phillips. Nicole is a designer, typographer, publisher and print-maker. Orginally from NZ, she currently lives in Brisbine. She divides her working week between client work and her own practice of publishing, typographic and printmaking pursuits AKA Typograp.HER

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Wellington: DA Conversations Autumn series — Meet the speakers

This years DA Conversations are back in Wellington with local creatives sharing their stories. In the lead up to next week’s event, let’s meet the speakers! Angela Meyer — Co-Director at Double Denim Angela Meyer often surprises, sometimes shocks and always delivers. In a nutshell: She has a track record for innovative, behaviour- changing strategies.…

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5 Mins With… Craig Black – Speaker at The Design Conference 2018

Ahead of The Design Conference 2018 in Brisbane from May 9 – 11 we spent 5 Mins With… Craig Black of Craig Black Design and Lead Designer at Thirst Craft. How would you describe your work and your influences? I’m primarily known for bespoke and innovative typographic illustrations, visual identities, packaging and installations. My strengths lie in my ability…

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