Fresh From The Field — Milenta / The Shy Guy – By Studio South

Our friends over at Studio South shared with us their recent brand identity work for Milenta and The Shy Guy, a new restaurant and nightclub in Auckland’s Victoria Park. Inspired by the Latin food culture of flames, wine, and dancing, Studio South’s final design creates an easy going tone and features expressive, illustrative accents. Want…

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Fresh From The Field — Te Tiriti O Waitangi Ki Horomaka – By Vanishing Point Studio

With Covid-19 cancelling many events around Te Tiriti throughout 2020 and 2021, Vanishing Point Studio worked with Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata to create an interactive part of history. Having just over over three weeks to complete the project, the goal was to create an interactive and engaging resource that could be used to educate about…

2 months ago by

Living the Freelance Life with Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

This month we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you fresh content every week. We’ll be covering a range of freelancing FAQs – like pricing your design work and will be going live on 30th March with a free webinar on ‘ How to thrive as a freelancer‘ – presented by Hnry’s CEO, James Fuller for our DA community. See…

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Fresh From The Field — Born to Create By Lucie Blaze

Lucie discovers how creative women work in Aotearoa and gathers them together in her Born to Create publication. Born out of a previous series of inspirational talks, the purpose is to give a voice to women and celebrate creativity and diversity across disciplines. She explores their practices, studios and inspirations – with each interview offering…

4 months ago by

Fresh From The Field – NZ Vaccine Facts Animation Series

 When we saw the Vaccine Facts series, we thought it was a pretty nifty way to get a the complex idea of COVID-19 vaccines across our wide and diverse Aotearoa population, but in an easy and understandable way – so we got in touch with the team at Daylight Creative to ask them a few…

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Fresh From The Field – Engine for Empathy by Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop’s 2021 Strategy document needed to be easily digestible, clean, and professional, yet withstand their core values of being approachable, curious, and bold. Using illustrations to visualise complex ideas and concepts in the most simplest of ways, they pulled it all together to create something uniquely playful. Want to submit your own work to…

7 months ago by

Fresh From The Field – Ahi Kā for BCFNZ by Colenso BBDO

BCFNZ turns to te ao māori to help empower women to get a mammogram. Colenso BBDO created a vibrant and eye-catching campaign, telling the story of wāhine Māori and their journey back to respecting their breasts. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out the FFTF form here. The brief: For…

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5 minutes with… Serval Fandango

Serval Fandango is Tāmaki Makaurau based illustrator, artist and graphic designer. His lively brilliance, and unique flair has been seen across the city from coffee cups to digitised large scale installations. Annie McCulloch from Portfolio Recruitment recently caught up with him and had a chat. When did you discover or realise your talent for creativity?…

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Fresh From The Field – Supergenerous by Previously Unavailable

In this Fresh From the Field from Previously Unavailable, delightful, big-hearted characters for Supergenerous get paired with warm, inviting colours to encourage generosity by making it feel real and meaningful.  The Brief / Kaupapa: In 2021, we were engaged by fintec start-up Fund A Future to redevelop their brand ahead of their market launch. The…

9 months ago by

Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero with… Joseph Carrington

Kātoitoi commissioned a number of Kaiwhakanikoniko (graphic artists) to visually interpret the written essays sitting within the project. We speak to three (of six) contributing illustrators: Bonnie Brown, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White and Joseph Carrington about their vibrant careers so far, where they draw their creative inspiration and some reflections on 2020. Today Kate shares…

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BJ Ball Student Design Competition

BJ Ball Papers dedicated to celebrating graphic design in print right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The BJ Ball Student Design Contest is back again – it’s an opportunity for Aotearoa Graphic Design students to showcase their talents and work to the design industry.This is an exceptional opportunity for students follow a project from brief through to print, and to…

10 months ago by

Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero with… Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

Kātoitoi commissioned a number of Kaiwhakanikoniko (graphic artists) to visually interpret the written essays sitting within the project. We speak to three (of six) contributing illustrators: Bonnie Brown, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White and Joseph Carrington about their vibrant careers so far, where they draw their creative inspiration and some reflections on 2020. Isobel Joy Te…

10 months ago by

Inhouse Luminaries… Renée Norman, KPMG

This series profiles the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios, this week we spoke with Renée Norman, at KPMG a global leader in financial services. Kia Ora Renee, can you describe the creative path you took to get where you’re at now? I’ve always had a creative vernacular; the exploratory play was…

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Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero with… Bonnie Brown

Kaiwhakanikoniko – kōrero (Speaking with Katoitoi’s graphic artists) Kātoitoi commissioned a number of Kaiwhakanikoniko (graphic artists) to visually interpret the written essays sitting within the project. We speak to three contributing illustrators: Bonnie Brown, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White and Joseph Carrington about their vibrant careers so far, where they draw their creative inspiration and some…

12 months ago by

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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5 minutes with… Toby Morris

Art director, illustrator and comic Toby Morris takes big (often challenging) issues and distils them into digestible engaging visuals. Recently appointed creative director of the Spinoff, Toby’s collaboration with microbiologist and science communicator Dr Siouxsie Wiles informed us all how to stay safe and limit the spread of Covid-19. This important work was shared internationally…

1 year ago by

Field Art: Munro Te Whata

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Munro Te Whata How would you describe your illustration style? I’ve always jumped between drawing in a semi-realistic or cartoony style.  Is illustration your full-time gig or how does it fit around the other…

2 years ago by

Field Art: Carol Green

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Carol Green How would you describe your illustration/artwork style? Cartoony and people-focussed. Is illustration your full-time gig or how does it fit around the other mix of work you do? Self-employed illustration is my…

2 years ago by

Field Guide 2020: Workplace revolution

This Field Guide article sits within a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and challenges…

2 years ago by

Field Art: Lisa Baudry

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Lisa Baudry How would you describe your illustration/artwork style? For portraits I ‘collage’ my pencil drawings and use hand painted or paper textures to colourise them. I like my work to have a hand-done…

2 years ago by

Under The Hood with… Matt Power

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 6th of August. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Fresh from the Field — NoIssue by Pixelpush

In this Fresh From the Field, Pixelpush tells us how they helped their longterm client Noissue evolve their brand narrative with a fun, new cross-discipline explainer video full of intrigue to convert viewers to customers! If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz …

2 years ago by

Field Art: Lucie Blaževská

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Lucie blaževská How would you describe your illustration/artwork style? Vibrant, dynamic and playful digital illustrations. Is illustration your full-time gig or how does it fit around the other mix of work you do? I…

2 years ago by

Field Art: Cameron MacDonald 

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Cameron MacDonald    Can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and what led you to design? I reside in Wellington NZ but am originally from Palmerston…

2 years ago by

Field Guide 2020: Our Opportunity

This Field Guide article is part of a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and…

2 years ago by