Fresh From The Field — Sea-Legs Consumer Campaign – By Spruik

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community. Using well-loved sights and sounds that evoke the nostalgia of […]

4 months ago by

Between the Pages: ‘Firewood and Reject’

In this interview series we sit down with some of the designers and illustrators behind some of Aotearoa NZ’s self published books to discuss their design/illustration processes and take a […]

7 months ago by

5 minutes with Sara Moana, Freelance Illustrator

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. For July we’re celebrating Māori design, designers, and illustrators.  Ko Taupiri te maunga, ko Te Puehu […]

10 months ago by

Cover of art book, Idyllic.

Between the Pages with Yueko

In this interview series we sit down with some of the illustrators and designers behind some of Aotearoa NZ’s self published books to learn more about their illustration processes, book […]

1 year ago by

By Day, By Night . . . Don Chooi

By Day, By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own […]

2 years ago by

In Motion With…. Renee Jacobi, Senior Animator at Daylight

The In motion with series shines a light on some of the people who breathe life and action into design, Aotearoa NZ’s motion designers. This week we sat down with […]

2 years ago by

Between the Pages with…Lisa Knowles

In this interview series we sit down with some of the illustrators and designers behind some of Aotearoa NZ’s self published books to learn more about their illustration processes, book […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Dilmah – Make the World a Better Tea Campaign – By BrandAid, Assembly, Hope McConnell

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. Telling the tale of tea – BrandAid were brought on […]

2 years ago by

Between the Pages with… Becs Bartells

The ‘Between the Pages‘ series chats with the illustrators and designers behind some of Aotearoa NZ’s self published books to learn more about their illustration processes, book print designs, and […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – Altura Coffee By White Rabbit

Altura Coffee reached out to the coffee fiends at White Rabbit to create a special edition Coffee Cup design to celebrate their 30th anniversary in NZ. Fueled by many coffees […]

2 years ago by

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 […]

2 years ago by

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 […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years ago by

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 […]

2 years 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 […]

3 years ago by

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 […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years ago by

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 […]

3 years ago by

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.  […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years ago by

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 […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years ago by

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 […]

3 years 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 […]

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