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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Hot New Things — Rachel Bolt and Katie McKenzie, Massey

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 collaborative duo Rachel Bolt and Katie McKenzie from Massey University. Rachel Bolt and Katie McKenzie Bachelor of Design Massey University You completed your full time studies at the end of…

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Hot New Things — Ashleigh Connelly, 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 Ashleigh Connelly from Ara, Institute of Canterbury. Ashleigh Connelly Bachelor of Design – Visual Communication Ara, Institute of Canterbury You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can…

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Hot New Things — Kay Tasma, Whitecliffe

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 Kay Tasma from Whitecliffe. Kay Tasma Bachelor of Fine Art (Graphic Design major) Whitecliffe College of Art and Design You completed your full time studies at the end of…

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Summer Reading — Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018

Written by Lana Lopesi Aotearoa Design Thinking has been somewhat of a two year experiment here at Design Assembly testing our ability to write and appetite to read deeper thinking about design and its ideas. Over these two years I have had the privilege of working with an amazing group of writers to massage some…

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Hot New Things — Ash Aiono, Massey

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 Ash Aiono from Massey University. Ash Aiono Bachelor of Design Massey University You completed your full time studies at the end of 2018. Can you tell us what your final…

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Hot New Things — Sydney Plested, Whitecliffe

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 Sydney Plested from Whitecliffe. Sydney Plested Bachelor of Fine Art (Graphic Design major) Whitecliffe College of Art and Design You completed your full-time studies at the end of 2018.…

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That’s a wrap!

Here’s to celebrating another year of New Zealand visual design. Wishing you a relaxing summer break. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019. Huge thanks to Abhi Topiwala for our fun wrap up illustration!

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Postgraduate Design Research – Diana Albarrán González, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Diana Albarrán González from AUT. Diana Albarrán González Doctor of Philosophy in Design and Indigenous Art Auckland University of Technology Tell us about your research. My research…

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Riffing Off Walters: the art of distinguishing ourselves

Written by Michael Smythe Supported by Creative New Zealand  Gordon Walters has gifted us a visual language that is capable of representing New Zealand’s bicultural foundation in infinitely variable ways. It is a legacy to be valued and handled with care by professional designers. In this article Michael Smythe records the personal experiences, and interesting connections,…

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Ask the Experts: What skills do you think will be needed by future designers?

Written by Hollie Arnett Supported by Creative New Zealand There are so many talented creatives with years of combined experience and a variety of skills in the design industry. Since there are no right or wrong answers and no one true source when it comes to design advice, Hollie Arnett brings you Ask the Experts –…

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The Art and Design of Roy Good, an Interview

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture This is not your first retrospective exhibition at Te Uru, I’m interested to know what might be new in your upcoming exhibition Parrallel Universe: The Art and Design of Roy Good which opens next month? I have…

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Concept Store: Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018

Opening night: 16 November 6pm – 9pm Location: Generator (GridAKL) 12 Madden Street, Auckland 1010 Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018 will showcase work from the Batchelor of Media Design, Bachelor of Art & Design, Bachelor of Creative Technologies and the Bachelor of Software Engineering alongside the Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies programme. A diverse…

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GD18: Whitecliffe Graphic Design Graduate Show

Opening Night: Friday 16th November 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Exhibition Opening Hours: Saturday 17th November, 10am – 4pm Location: Demo Space, 21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gd18exhibition/ Website: https://gd18exhibition.com/ GD18 is a graduate exhibition of Graphic Design students from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. The exhibition takes inspiration from the interface of Adobe Indesign, the exhibition space…

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5 Minutes with… Illustrator, Rebecca Ter Borg

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to check in with illustrator Rebecca Ter Borg to find out a bit more about her latest work, what inspires it and how she juggles it all. What have you been working on since we last chatted with you? I’ve been fortunate enough to have some really satisfying jobs and…

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Ask the Experts: What is the number one piece of advice you have heard about being a designer?

Written by Hollie Arnett Supported by Creative New Zealand There are so many talented creatives with years of combined experience and a variety of skills in the design industry. Since there are no right or wrong answers and no one true source when it comes to design advice, Hollie Arnett brings you Ask the Experts –…

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Fresh from the Field — Amino Mantra by Curious

This week’s Fresh From The Field features branding for Amino Mantra by Curious. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. At Amino Mantra they prefer their plants in the buff, just like mother nature made them. When it comes to health and…

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Now and Then — Adam van Kampen

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 Adam van Kampen, a Designer at Strategy Creative. Adam, as a US ex pat,…

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5 Minutes with… Sarah Ritchie

Ahead of Design Assembly’s upcoming half-day workshop on “how to run a profitable, successful design business” on Saturday 10th November in Wellington, we spoke with design and advertising account management expert Sarah Ritchie to find out a bit more about what she does and lessons she’s learnt to get to where she is today. Tell us…

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