Design Assembly’s Events & Workshops coming up for 2024

Kia ora Friends! We’re back from the summer holidays feeling fresh and excited for what’s in store this year for our Design Assembly community. Here’s the events and workshops we […]

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2023 Spring Conversations: Featured Speakers

With the Spring Conversations events coming up across all three cities in the next few weeks, we’re taking a moment to shine a light on each city’s featured speakers. This […]

8 months ago by

Protected: The pursuit of happiness

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9 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 […]

9 months ago by

AUT release a collection of commissioned Matariki artworks as a koha to all

This article was reposted with permission from our DA School Partner, AUT. To celebrate the rise of Matariki, Te Tari Takawaenga Māori at AUT has commissioned a collection of artworks […]

10 months ago by

Pulse Check Survey – July 2023

Kia Ora Aotearoa NZ, We’ve created a short survey to check in with our design community – How are we doing right now? Where are we setting our sights to […]

10 months ago by

5 mins with Hika Taewa, Senior Designer at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

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 Tongariro te maunga Ko Taupō-nui-a-Tia te […]

10 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers . . . Geoffery Matautia, southsides

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 […]

11 months ago by

Whose artificial intelligence? Reflecting on the intersection of AI and Te Ao Māori

This article was written by Lauren Skogstad | Head of Experience | Ngāti Raukawa who presented on this topic at Design Assembly’s Design & AI Autumn conversations event in Pōneke […]

12 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga website – By Tribal Aotearoa

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Aotearoa Design Assembly community. With intuitive storytelling and seamless user experience, Tribal Aotearoa walk […]

12 months ago by

Celeste, Founder of StudioC

DA Conversations Podcast with Celeste Skachill

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In our podcast series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. This month across the entirety […]

1 year ago by

MDS Bright Awards Winners 2022

Media Design School Bright Awards Winners 2022

The Bright Awards recognise young New Zealand high-school talent within the creative arts and technology fields. Since 2016, Media Design School has committed to help lift these creators and give […]

1 year ago by

Tanker creative website mockup for Nga Hua Toi

Fresh From The Field — Ngā Hua Toi Website – By Tanker Creative

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. This week, Tanker Creative take us through each stage of their […]

1 year ago by

Bio image of Amanda Aitken

Aotearoa NZ Photographers . . . Amanda Aitken

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 […]

1 year ago by

Design Assembly February 2023 Pulse Check Survey

Pulse Check Survey – February 2023

Kia Ora Aotearoa NZ, We’ve created a short survey to check in with our design community – How are we doing right now? Where are we setting our sights to […]

1 year ago by

2022 year in review: Design content highlights from our Design Assembly community.

As we come to a close on 2022 we took a trip down memory lane. Here’s a 2022 snapshot highlighting some of the design work, interviews, and connection with our […]

1 year ago by

Meet our friends … StudioC Design

‘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 […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – Burnett Foundation Aotearoa By Special Group

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. Special Group take us behind their rebranding work for The New […]

2 years ago by

Spring Conversations 2022 – Design for Everybody

Design For Everybody will invite 3 local creatives, (or creative adjacent individuals) to engage in an authentic discussion and Q&A about inclusion in the creative industry; What does it mean […]

2 years ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Kyra Clarke & Fiona Grieve of Threaded

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. In this episode we talked with […]

2 years ago by

Fresh from the Field – Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa – EightyOne

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. Starting from the ground up, EightyOne helped to develop the […]

2 years ago by

Semi Permanent Aotearoa 2022 – First speakers announced

This press release was written and shared by our friends at Semi Permanent. Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased here. Creativity and design festival, Semi Permanent, will be […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Amaia of Takapuna – By Richards Partners

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. With skyrocketing house prices and the death of the “quarter […]

2 years ago by

Inhouse Luminaries … Kelsey Gee, High Impact Innovation Programme

In the ‘Inhouse Luminaries‘ series we profile some of the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios. This week we spoke with the Lead Designer at High Impact […]

2 years ago by

The World's Best Typography exhibition

World’s Best Typography exhibition coming to Objectspace

This Type Directors Club project will exhibit at the gallery for three days, spearheaded by creative agency Osborne Shiwan and sponsored by Klim Type Foundry. Direct from its New York […]

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