Take 10 with… Louise Kellerman

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

6 days ago by

Isolating with… Jemma Titheridge

Last week we reached out to one of our DA friends Jemma Titheridge to learn more about her experience self-isolating after returning home to New Zealand. Yesterday as our alert level heightened to three ‘Restrict’ with four ‘Eliminate’ coming into effect tomorrow our community have lots we can learn from Jemma’s experience, so we are…

2 weeks ago by

Fresh From The Field — Whakapapa Walls by Johnson Witehira

This Fresh From The Field by Johnson Witehira of Indigenous Design and Innovation Aotearoa is a playful and artful expression Māori-world views. 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: This work, entitled Mahimahi, was commissioned by the QT…

3 weeks ago by

Women in Design — Jess Gommers, Art Director, Exhibition & Print Designer

In this series, we celebrate New Zealand Women in Design as they share their work and processes and we learn more about their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Freelance Art Director, Print and exhibition Designer Jess Gommers Who were your early creative influencers? Mum was a…

1 month ago by

Fresh From The Field — Groundd

This Fresh From The Field features a high quality, homegrown wellness product, (the best in its category)! Groundd is a sleep startup with beautifully considered brand, packaging and photography scaffolding its exceptional product design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for…

2 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Ministry of Culture & Heritage 2018/19 Manatū Taonga Annual Report

This Fresh From The Field by Manatū Taonga (the Ministry of Culture & Heritage) proudly documents colourful evidence of the organisations mahi. 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 Manatū Taonga supports the cultural sector in arts,…

2 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Kiwibank takes flight by Principals

This Fresh From The Field by PRINCIPALS (with illustrator James Stewart) cleverly captures the movement and grace of our iconic Kererū, Kea and Tūī for Kiwibank 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: Kiwibank’s goal is to…

4 months ago by

Kiwi design studios recognized in the 2019 AGDA awards

Held at the Queensland Art Gallery on 9 November, the Annual AGDA Design Awards saw our Aotearoa talent shine bright. With Kiwi studios picking up Pinnacle, Merits and Distinctions across the board. Congratulations to all the finalists and we are especially proud of our DA friends RUN, Milk, One Design, Strategy Creative, Marx Design, Onfire…

5 months ago by

Place: Osborne Shiwan 19 Oct–30 Nov 2019

The spaces we inhabit provide fertile ground for creative exploration and the DA team were excited to see Objectspace is set to exhibit Place: Osborne Shiwan from the 19 Oct–30 Nov 2019. This exhibition acts as a love letter to the city Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan reside in. Tāmaki Makaurau is our home, an…

6 months ago by

Smells like Fresh Print — Can I Borrow Your Spoon?

Brought to you by B&F Papers, the Smells Like Fresh Print series celebrates the beauty and tactile qualities of recently created, selected print projects. This instalment features a thoughtfully designed book, about a 4 month adventure spanning Aotearoa, and the art generated throughout that 3000km journey on the Te Araroa Trail. A collaborative work curating…

8 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Shotover Jet by Voice

This Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy, logo, signage and livery for a tourism icon by Voice  If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: Shotover Jet was looking to strengthen their iconic brand and came to Voice with…

9 months ago by

Shabnam Shiwan will represent Aotearoa on The One Club’s Global Young Guns 17 jury

The One Club for Creativity, recognises creative excellence in advertising and design. They recently announced a gender-balanced Jury for the 17th Young Guns Program, the industry’s only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creatives. DA was proud to see our New Zealand Design Leadership represented on the panel…

10 months ago by

Stimulating curiosity for 21 years

Ramp Festival is the new name for the former Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design. Ramp Festival Director, Megan Lyon says this innovative, annual event curated by Wintec’s School of Media Arts has been stimulating curiosity for 21 years. “We have speakers with careers in music performance, communication, design and contemporary art…

10 months ago by

Aotearoa Design Dieline Success.

Design Assembly extends our heartfelt congratulations to all the New Zealand winners and finalists for the 2019 Dieline Awards. The benchmark for impeccably designed packaging of consumer products, The Dieline Awards recognise the absolute best from designers and design agencies worldwide. The Awards began as a way to formally recognize the absolute best in consumer…

11 months ago by

Aotearoa Photography: Pippa de Court

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Pippa de Court to find out more about her photography, travel, passions and the narrative behind the photos. This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. The stunning feathers in the feature image above is Image #100093_302 by Scene Stealer New Zealand © Pippa de…

12 months ago by

2019 Womentor

Womentor is a global mentorship program for women in graphic design, offering support and guidance in business and career development. The program brings together senior designers with creative directors and design company partners and founders from around the world. This year, 22 creative leaders from five continents have been selected to provide mentorship. Creative Directors…

1 year ago by

Fresh From The Field – Rainbow Springs by ThoughtFull Design

This Fresh From The Field features interpretive signage and a wayfinding system for tourism icon Rainbow Springs Nature Park by ThoughtFullDesign. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. Interpretative Signage Brief: The existing park information was dry, dated and wordy. Although factual,…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Annabelle Fraser, Yoobee ACG School of Design

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Annabelle Fraser from Yoobee ACG School of Design. Annabelle Fraser Diploma in Creative Digital Design (Level 6) Yoobee ACG School of Design You completed your full time studies at the end…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Alex Haskell, Wintec

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Alex Haskell from Wintec. Alex Haskell Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design major) Wintec You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Luke Guilford & Nathan Walker, AUT

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with duo Luke Guilford & Nathan Walker both from AUT. Luke Guilford & Nathan Walker Bachelor of Design (Communication Design major) AUT You completed your full time studies at the end…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Nina van Lier, AUT

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Nina van Lier from AUT. Nina van Lier Bachelor of Design (Communication Design major) AUT You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Pon Huey Min, Media Design School

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Pon Huey Min from Media Design School. Pon Huey Min Media Design School You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Leitisha Pohatu, Yoobee ACG School of Design

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Leitisha Pohatu from Yoobee ACG School of Design. Leitisha Pohatu Diploma in Creative Digital Design Yoobee ACG School of Design You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018.…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Mona Gabr, Media Design School

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Mona Gabr from Media Design School. Mona Gabr Media Design School You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final year’s project…

1 year ago by

Hot New Things — Tamsyn Black, Ara

Welcome to Hot New Things 2019 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Tamsyn Blackfrom Ara, Institute of Canterbury. Tamsyn Black Bachelor of Design – Visual Communication Ara, Institute of Canterbury You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell…

1 year ago by