Fresh From the Field — Health Care revolution by Culture & Theory

This Fresh from the Field, features Culture & Theory‘s brave Brand Strategy and Visual Identity Systems for Tend, who aspires to be the countries largest healthcare provider by 2030. The work is dynamic visually rich and puts ‘life’ at the centre of health. The brief / project Kaupapa: Tend came to us with a brave,…

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Fresh From the Field — Scapegrace Gin by One Design

This Fresh from the Field features One Design‘s mahi for scapegrace Gin. A distinctive design outcome that challenges category norms, setting a new benchmark for quality and authenticity in the RTD market.   The brief: Scapegrace Gin was expanding into the high-end pre-mixed cocktail market and needed to hold their premium positioning against other commodity…

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Fresh From the Field — Auckland Opera Studio by Emily Picot Design

This Fresh From the Field by Emily Picot Design is a brand refresh for an iconic institution that needed to gain cut-through with a younger audience while honouring some of the legacy brand expression.   The Brief / project Kaupapa A rebrand for the Auckland Opera Studio (AOS), a not-for-profit organisation that nurtures and develops…

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Fresh From the Field — Reuben and Dan Watson’s Send a Sausage

Scrolling instagram one morning late last year we noted some of our DA friends were receiving anonymous sausages in the post. This fresh from the field profiles the fantastic initiative, doing some social good, that has seen a hilariously strong response – designers Rueben and Dan Watson has been inundated by hundreds of orders for…

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Fresh from the Field – Articulate Sans Typefafe and Specimen Book, Milk

Designed by Milk Design Agency Articulate Sans is a legibility enhanced typeface for people with low vision. The type specimen showcases the construction, character and effect of the typeface. The Brief: Millions suffer from poor or impaired vision and typography has a role to play in enhancing people’s everyday life through type functionality to improve…

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Fresh From The Field – Prezzy Card The perfect gift every time, by Onfire

When Epay wanted to rebrand Prezzy Card and Giftstation they approached Onfire. This Fresh from the Field dives into the refresh and campaign which achieved record sales for Epay the world’s leading payment processor. The Brief: Gift-giving is always a tricky thing, no matter what the occasion. In a world that is increasingly going digital,…

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Fresh from the Field — Identify, by Curative

This Fresh from the Field features incredibly important mahi from the team at curative, whose scope was to develop a brand identity, social media strategy templates, and a microsite for research into the experiences of young LGBTTQIA+ New Zealanders. The Brief LGBTTQIA+ rangatahi, youth, and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand are invisible in every…

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Fresh From the Field — Woven

This Fresh From the Field features ‘Woven’ a hands on weaving experience, created to help the public connect with the Māori cultural values of Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga. This admirable project by a small team of Media Design School graduates centres Te Ao Māori, environmental stewardship and design collaboration. The Brief Created by a group of…

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Fresh From the Field — Convicts.nyc by Grafik’s Nick Jardine

Rebel with a cause. This Fresh from the Field features rule breaking design by Grafik for innovative creators, makers and culture shifters Convicts. The rebellious typographically led website Convicts.nyc mergers two worlds. The Brief: Convicts are a New York City, Los Angeles and Australia-based production company that tells stories about character, movements, brands and ideas…

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Fresh From the Field — Lost Time Project

To coincide with International Women’s day this week our Fresh from the Field feature’s a collaboration by two Aotearoa creative women which sparks action and conversation around the gender pay gap. Lost Time Project visualises the 15.5% disparity, in stark black and white. “As soon as you see data visually represented, it comes to life…

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Fresh From the Field — Changemaker by Milk

This Fresh From the Field features a bold design outcome and bolder kaupapa for a life-changing beer. Milk created a brand of distinction, with significant heart. Disrupting the national beverage market and providing financial independence to the brewers.    The Brief: Disability is something that happens when people with impairments face barriers in society. It’s…

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Fresh From the Field — Wonder Horse, PAN and Blutui

Hello Friday! Feeling Parched? This Fresh from the Field features University of Waikato Design student Ruslan Courtman’s mahi to create the perfect cocktail site wonderhorse.co.nz during an internship at Hamilton-based digital agency PAN® The Love Agency™, some spectacular digital design brought to life with Blutui, PLUS a refreshing signature cocktail recipe to start your weekend off…

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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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Fresh from the Field — Will&Able by Shine

The brand execution profiled in this Fresh from the Field by Shine is expertly crafted, memorable and has significant heart. will&able drives social and environmental advancement, the smiley brand mark, and the joyous people-centred visual narrative are the perfect reflection of the feel-good vibes this project has throughout. The Brief People with disabilities have a…

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Fresh from the Field — Godavari Diamonds, Osborne Shiwan

Aotearoa Design Studios have a global reputation for ingenuity in our craft. Osborne Shiwan represents the Nation and delivers at the highest level, recently recognised as worldwide leaders in design innovation. This Fresh From the Field showcases Osborne Shiwan’s highly celebrated work for Godavari Diamonds, which lead to the Auckland-based brand agency awarded by Fast…

9 months ago by

Fresh from the Field — Imagine What’s Possible by Onfire

With a practice focused on Fast-moving consumer goods, Onfire is undoubtedly a leader in the market. They have a rigorous understanding of the competitive retail sales environment and ensure brands dominate their categories, while commanding attention in crowded supermarket aisles. This Fresh from the Field spotlights Packaging, Identity and custom typography (and type design!) for…

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Fresh From The Field — Spark 5G Race Zone by Shine

“The modern America’s Cup yacht has more in common with a Formula 1 race car than the boats of 100 years ago. With virtual modelling, composite materials and hydraulic systems that would look at home on an aircraft, these boats literally fly, reaching speeds approaching 50 knots.” Spark set Shine a challenge, to showcase the…

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Fresh From The Field — He Puna Taimoana, Hot pools by the sea by Strategy

Chris Flack presented the New Brighton Hot Pools project during our June Under the Hood event. We were in awe with the scale of the project and execution (including the 60ft wide logo on New Brighton beach)! The He Puna Taimoana identity designed by Strategy was recently acknowledged in the Best Awards, has achieved remarkable…

10 months ago by

Fresh from the Field – Pause Breathe Smile for Southern Cross by Voice

Pause, Breathe, Smile is an evidence-based mindfulness program developed for New Zealand schools. Voice Brand Agency developed a playful and positive aesthetic approach for this important initiative. 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: As part of its…

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Fresh From The Field – NO BOUNDARIES by Culture&Theory

Vibrant colour and bold typography at the fore, this Fresh from the Field by Culture&Theory showcases editorial design which defies boundaries. 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: As part of their continued commitment to becoming a truly…

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Fresh From The Field – Green party merchandise by Bryce Groves

Now the final numbers of the New Zealand election are done and dusted, new Design Assembly friend Bryce Groves looks back on some crazy days creating best-selling and infamous fundraising ‘merch’ for the Green Party. The Brief: As a volunteer and de facto creative lead on the Greens’ Marketing and Fundraising committee for several years,…

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Fresh From The Field — Kapsi by MakeBardo

MakeBardo‘s work pushes boundaries, Bren & Luis are masterful at innovating in the categories they design for. Kapsi is nostalgic while also feeling contemporary it is intentionally weird and most importantly distinctive. This Fresh From The Field explores the identity, packaging and campaign graphics which were recently recognised as finalists in the best awards. If…

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Fresh From The Field — Hope St by South

Hope St empowers the most vulnerable children and communities to give them hope for the future. Studio South created a colour based brand system that speaks to the power of both giving and receiving. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for…

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Fresh From The Field — Western Springs College by Jasmax

Flexible place responsive design, well-crafted built outcomes and vibrancy are the hallmarks of the Western Springs College signage undertaken by Jasmax, a poutama pattern adapted from tukutuku panels express the story of consistent learning and intellectual achievement, while bold colour and clear directory information allow students to navigate an adaptive and ever-changing learning environment. If…

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Fresh From The Field — Everyday Horrors by Method

This Fresh from the Field features Method‘s recent work on their own project Everyday Horrors Halloween game. 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 Team Method loves Halloween and with everything that has changed this year, and the possibility…

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