2024 Hot New Things: Kirsty Leggett, Media Design School

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, […]

6 months ago by

2024 Hot New Things: Maddie Shaw, Wintec

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, […]

6 months ago by

2024 Hot New Things: TeWai Fong-yip

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, […]

6 months ago by

2024 Hot New Things: Maysa Lopes, Ara

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, […]

6 months ago by

Meet our Friends . . . Tomorrow

‘Meet our Friends’ series is where we take a moment to celebrate and share a little about the diverse studios who make up our DA Friends. Today we spoke to […]

8 months ago by

In Motion With…. Lahiru De Silva

In this series we’re shining 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 Lahiru […]

8 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers . . . Abhi Chinniah

In our ‘Aotearoa Photographers’ series we sit down with NZ based photographers to learn more about their photographic practice and how their photography career got started. This week we chat […]

9 months ago by

Ahead of Semi Permanent: 5 mins with Game Designer & Producer, Maru Nihoniho

In the lead up to 2023’s Semi Permanent coming up in Pōneke this November, we chat with game designer and producer, Maru Nihoniho, who will be one of the featured […]

9 months ago by

Ahead of Semi Permanent: 5 mins with illustrator, Ruby Jones

In the lead up to 2023’s Semi Permanent coming up in Pōneke this November, we chat with Aotearoa NZ illustrator, Ruby Jones, who will be one of the featured speakers […]

9 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers . . . Kenton Adolf

In our ‘Aotearoa Photographers’ series we sit down with NZ based photographers to learn more about their photographic practice and how their photography career got started. This week we chat […]

9 months ago by

Under the Hood with Emme Jacob, Maynard

Ahead of our upcoming online event tomorrow, Under the Hood – Placemaking, we sat down for a quick q&a with one of our featured speakers; Emme Jacob, Senior Wayfinding Designer […]

9 months ago by

From the Edges – Ashley Boyd, Media Design School; ‘Preparing creatives for self employment in the purpose economy’

In our ‘From The Edges’ series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new […]

10 months ago by

Under the hood with …Nada Stanish, Isthmus

Ahead of our upcoming online event, Under the Hood – Placemaking, we sat down for a quick q&a with one of our featured speakers; Nada Stanish, Principal at Isthmus. All […]

10 months ago by

Meet our Friends . . . Fox & Co.

‘Meet our Friends’ series is where we take a moment to celebrate and share a little about the diverse studios who make up our DA Friends. Today we spoke to […]

10 months ago by

Meet our Friends . . . Isthmus 

Meet our Friends’ series is where we take a moment to celebrate and share a little about the diverse studios who make up our DA Friends. Today we spoke to […]

10 months ago by

The Freelancing Diaries: Sharing the deep tea with UI/UX Designer, Jeff Lau

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you The Freelancing Diaries: a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life. From handy resource articles, free-to-attend live webinars, to sharing […]

10 months ago by

From the Edges – Dana Fridman, PhD at School of Design Innovation, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka

In this article, we talk with Dana Fridman about her dissertation on ‘Socially Designed: A Prescription for Brain Health’ and postgraduate study in Design at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka.

10 months ago by

5 mins with Nikki Gonnissen on the 2023 AGI Conference

In the lead up to the AGI Open Conference taking place on 18-19th September in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland this year, we sat down with one of the featured speakers and AGI member, […]

10 months ago by

In Motion With…. Lily Lin

In this series we’re shining 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 Lily […]

10 months ago by

5 mins with Dean Poole on the 2023 AGI Open Conference

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dean Poole from Alt Group, who is spearheading the organisation of the AGI Open, which is coming to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on […]

11 months ago by

On the side with Senior Designer, Lucie Blaze

This series profiles our DA Friends and the side projects they’re working on to develop new skills, test ideas, help people and communities or just do, for the love of […]

11 months ago by

From the Edges – Qianhui Zhao, Masters in Media Art at Wintec

In our ‘From The Edges’ series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new […]

11 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers . . . Michelle Hyslop

In our ‘Aotearoa Photographers’ series we sit down with NZ based photographers to learn more about their photographic practice and how their photography career got started. This week we chat […]

12 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 […]

12 months ago by

Under the hood with … Raymond McKay, Chief Creative Officer at Run

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. For July we’re celebrating Māori design, designers, and illustrators.  In this article series we learn more […]

1 year ago by