Hot New Things — Hanna McLachlan, Massey

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Hanna McLachlan from Massey. Hanna McLachlan Bachelor of Design honours (Visual Communication Design major) Massey University You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you…

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Hot New Things — Abraar Patel, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Abraar Patel from Unitec. Abraar Patel Bachelor of Creative Enterprise Unitec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what your final…

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5 Mins With… Johnson McKay, Creative Strategist at Fly

Ahead of two workshops Johnson McKay is running for Design Assembly covering Client Attraction & Relationship Building Skills and Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design in both Auckland and Wellington, we sat down with the Creative Strategist to find out a little more about his work and the influences behind it. First off, can you introduce yourself…

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Hot New Things — Abhi Topiwala, Unitec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Abhi Topiwala from Unitec. Abhi Topiwala Bachelor of Creative Enterprise Unitec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what your final…

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Collaborative approaches breaking tradition in art and design: In conversation with Photographer Mark Purdom and Designer Alan Deare

Written by Holly Russell Design strategies and a to-and-fro approach towards collaboration saw Photographer Mark Purdom and Designer Alan Deare produce Mimetic, an award winning entry to this years’ New Zealand Photobook of the year. With an exhibition at Ramp Gallery as their starting point, the duo looked to capture the gallery experience in a…

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Hot New Things — Etana Zaguri, Wintec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Etana Zaguri from Wintec. Etana Zaguri Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design major) Wintec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what…

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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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Graphic Design & Photography: Anthony Green

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Anthony Green to find out more about his photography and his passions. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. Can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and what you do. My names is Anthony Green I am someone who…

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Hot New Things — Elsie Murray, Wintec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Elsie Murray from Wintec. Elsie Murray Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design major) Wintec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what…

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Now and Then: Ethan Lowe

Written by Annie McCulloch, Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who’ve been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment. We get their thoughts and feedback about their new roles and their work. Our latest Now and Then is with Ethan Lowe, a Graphic Designer at Culture&Theory. Ethan! What an awesome year (and a bit)…

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Hot New Things — Hansel Rivaldi, Yoobee ACG School of Design

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Hansel Rivaldi from Yoobee ACG School of Design. Hansel Rivaldi Diploma in Digital Media (Advanced) Yoobee ACG School of Design You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2017. Can…

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Hot New Things — Naomi Hadfield, Media Design School

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Naomi Hadfield from Media Design School. Naomi Hadfield Media Design School You recently completed your full time studies, can you tell us what your final year’s project was about and…

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Hot New Things — Emma Marriott, Whitecliffe

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Emma Marriott from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. Emma Marriott Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major Whitecliffe You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can…

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Hot New Things — Ken Khun, Whitecliffe

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Ken Khun from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. Ken Khun Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major Whitecliffe You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2017. Can you…

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Hot New Things — Jess Kate Tweed, AUT

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Jess Kate Tweed from AUT. Jess Kate Tweed Bachelor of Design (Communication Design major) AUT You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us…

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Hot New Things — Hope McConnell, AUT

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. First, we speak with Hope McConnell from AUT. Hope McConnell Bachelor of Design (Communication Design major) AUT You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what your final year’s…

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Aotearoa Design Thinking: an opportunity to revisit 2017

Created by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand     In 2017 Design Assembly introduced Aotearoa Design Thinking — a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. Our intention was to actively discuss New Zealand graphic design practice by celebrating, growing and challenging current thought. By…

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Graphic Design & Photography: Tash Hopkins

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Tash Hopkins to find out more about her work and her passions. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin.   The Europeans Project Hi Tash, can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and what you do. I’m a photographer…

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Now and Then: Sanyukta Mohatta

Written by Annie McCulloch, Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who’ve been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment. We get their thoughts and feedback about their new roles and their work. Our latest Now and Then is with Sanyukta Mohatta (San), a Graphic Designer at Youthtown. Wonderful San! Thank you for…

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Creative Spaces — Voice

Creative Spaces is a series exploring New Zealand creative and design workplaces, giving you a sneak peak into the space and behind-the-scenes. This series is proudly brought to you by Atomic Coffee – Fuelling creativity. In the fifth instalment of this series we went into Voice  —  who have been dedicated to creating, evolving and transforming brands for over…

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5 Minutes with… Print Designer & Illustrator, Lisa Baudry

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with Lisa Baudry to find out more about her transition from graphic designer to award-winning textile artist: Hi Lisa, can you tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in rural Waikato and moved to Auckland to study graphic design in the early ’90s. After…

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Graphic Design & Photography: Thomas Seear-Budd

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with landscape photographer Thomas Seear-Budd to find out more about his work and his passions. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. Hi Thomas, can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and what you do. My name is Thomas Seear-Budd.…

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5 Minutes with… comic artist/illustrator, Li Chen

Design Assembly recently got the chance to chat with Auckland-based comic artist and illustrator, creator of Extra Ordinary, Li Chen: Hi Li, 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 in Beijing, China and moved to…

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From The Archives: 5 Minutes with… Mike Collinge

This article was originally published in 2015. Hi Mike, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. Well here’s the condensed somewhat simplified version: I’m from Wellington originally, well, at least this is where I spent the majority of my formative years as we moved around a bit when I was…

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