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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

7 months ago by

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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