Field Guide 2020: Designing a new Aotearoa

This Field Guide article sits within a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and challenges…

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Field Guide 2020: Our Opportunity

This Field Guide article is part of a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures and…

3 days ago by

Fresh from the Field – Muddy Moa

This Fresh From The Field tackles the difficult topics of bullying and peer-pressure with thoughtful, distinctly Aotearoa design full of joy, kindness and delight to inspire empathy and deepen understanding. The design and visuals for Muddy Moa are a collaborative effort between Ryan Romanes Studio, Joe Carrington, and Rascality Studio If you have new or…

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Field Guide 2020: Designing Māori Futures – Systems Disruption

This Field Guide article is the fourth in a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

2 weeks ago by

Field Guide 2020: Be Kind Re:design

This Field Guide article is the third in this series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

3 weeks ago by

Take 10 with… Vaughn Davis

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

3 weeks ago by

Take 10 with… Caitlin Thompson

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

4 weeks ago by

Field Guide 2020: Growing the future designer

This Field Guide article is the second in this series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

4 weeks ago by

Field Guide 2020: COVID Response & You

This Field Guide article is the first in this series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

1 month ago by

DA Pulse Check #6 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ designers and design studios are doing right now and how their work and business has been affected by the COVID pandemic response. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Portfolio Recruitment, mychillybin, and Streamtime,as we navigate the post-covid landscape DA is continuing our video conversations with Aotearoa NZ…

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Meet the Makers (& educators) behind Project Make: Nathan Walker

Project Make champions the role of design and design education in New Zealand and encourages folk to make things together. We spoke with the educators about their individual journeys, collective approach to design education, what sparked the initiative and the positive impacts their teaching is having. https://project-make.com/ Today we hear from Nathan Walker: Nathan is…

1 month ago by

2020 Dieline Awards – NZ winners

Design Assembly extends our heartfelt congratulations to all the New Zealand winners and finalists for the 2020 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 (in their 10th year), have become the standard which brand owners, consumers, and…

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Fresh From The Field NZC: Representing New Zealand by Culture & Theory

This Fresh from the field is further evidence of Culture & Theory‘s masterful typographic craftsmanship, and bold art direction. Featuring a striking campaign to celebrate the collective strength and spirit of competition within our international crickets teams. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field…

2 months ago by

Fresh From the Field — Coronaroulette by Noémie Durand

This Fresh From The Field by Noémie Durand features a personal project to rally collective action in our COVID response. 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: ‘Lockdown self-tasking’: Auckland based designer Noémie Durand asked “how could I use…

2 months ago by

DA Pulse Check #5 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ design studios are doing right now, how their business is being affected, and get advice for getting through the lockdown and into Level 3 as a design business. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Streamtime, Portfolio Recruitment and mychillybin, each week of the category 4…

2 months ago by

Take 10 with… Johnson McKay

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…

2 months ago by

Take 10 with… Tonya Sweet

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…

3 months ago by

DA Pulse Check #3 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ design studios are doing right now, how their business is being affected, and get advice for getting through the lockdown as a design business. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Streamtime, Portfolio Recruitment and mychillybin, each week of the category 4 lock down (and our…

3 months ago by

Fresh from the Field — A Covid19 PSA Campaign by Fox & Co Design

This Fresh From The Field features a bold, narrative rich, high-stakes awareness campaign for Covid19 by Fox & Co 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 details. Project Brief Acknowledging the need for effective, cut through messaging during a worldwide…

3 months ago by

In conversation with you…

How are you doing? In order for the DA to advocate on your behalf and offer our community valuable relevant support, we want to better understand your current situation and what is important to you. Please answer the following questions to assist us in making a plan of action to support the Aotearoa NZ Design…

3 months ago by

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…

3 months 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…

4 months 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…

4 months 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…

4 months 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…

5 months ago by