Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki

Third year Communication Design student, Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi), has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses. For Jordan, the opportunity […]

8 months ago by

Between the Pages with… Becs Bartells

The ‘Between the Pages‘ series chats with the illustrators and designers behind some of Aotearoa NZ’s self published books to learn more about their illustration processes, book print designs, and […]

8 months ago by

Fresh From The Field – Altura Coffee By White Rabbit

Altura Coffee reached out to the coffee fiends at White Rabbit to create a special edition Coffee Cup design to celebrate their 30th anniversary in NZ. Fueled by many coffees […]

8 months ago by

In Motion With…. Shaun Madgwick Meet the Motion Designers of Aotearoa NZ

The In motion with series shines a light on some of the people who breathe life and action into design, Aotearoa NZ’s motion designers. This week we sat down with […]

8 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Oli Booth Architecture – By PERKS

Softly spoken typographic style and a distinctive art direction capturing the essence of the ‘moments’ within a space, PERKS walk us through their recent brand identity and website design for […]

8 months ago by

On the side with . . . Steve Grant

This series profiles our DA Friends and the side projects they’re working on to develop new skills, test ideas, help people and communities or just do, for the love of […]

9 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Milenta / The Shy Guy – By Studio South

Our friends over at Studio South shared with us their recent brand identity work for Milenta and The Shy Guy, a new restaurant and nightclub in Auckland’s Victoria Park. Inspired […]

9 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Lee Howell

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Lee Howell, an Auckland based photographer who’s work you may have seen in the recently in the ‘Hey Toyota’ campaign. […]

9 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Rockburgh Rebrand – By nim Creative

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. Our friends over at nim Creative shared with us their design […]

9 months ago by

Behind the Curtain — Branding & Website Design for Almand Consulting by Rocketspark Design Partner, Designerbloom.

In this interview series we sit down with Rocketspark Design Partners to explore their work and how the Rocketspark platform and partnership program has helped grow their design businesses. This week […]

9 months ago by

Spotlight Lecture: Racial dimensions of screen aesthetics

Join in online on 12 May at 12:30pm to Victoria University’s spotlight lecture on ‘Racial dimensions of screen aesthetics’ with experts Raqi Syed and Missy Molloy as they discuss racial […]

9 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Mark Hamilton

We had a chat with photographer Mark Hamilton about how he transitioned into his photography career, his preference for approaching work with spontaneity, and the fun challenge of creating imagery […]

9 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Waste Wise – By MSO Design

Our friends over at MSO Design were asked by Upper Hutt City Council to create a vibrant waste wise education campaign on the Seven Rules of Waste Reduction. Incorporating the […]

9 months ago by

Recap: Studio Culture and Wellbeing in a Hybrid World

Last week we tuned in online for our Autumn conversations panel which dove into how we navigate studio culture and wellbeing in a hybrid world. If you missed out on […]

10 months ago by

Behind the Curtain with Liora Pine, Rocketspark Design Partner

In this interview series we sit down with Rocketspark Design Partners to learn more about their work in website design, how they got started, and how the Rocketspark platform and […]

10 months ago by

Getting Paid on Time as a Freelancer

This month we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you fresh content every week covering a range of hot freelancing FAQs . During this series we covered topics like how to […]

10 months ago by

Da Autumn Conversations 2022 – Meet the Panel

Since covid there’s been a shift in the way many of us work. Before 2020, the idea of a hybrid work environment was a radical concept. Today, however, it’s been […]

10 months ago by

On the Side with Stephen McCarthy

This series profiles our DA Friends and the side projects that they are working on to develop new skills, test ideas, help people and communities or just do, for the […]

10 months ago by

Fresh from the Field – ‘Performer Type’ by Kalee Jackson

Designer and international burlesque performer, Kalee Jackson chats with us about her recent creative residency project ‘Performer Type’ in which she created a typeface in response to the burlesque and […]

10 months ago by

Rush Digital on Designing for Digital Inclusion

As the world becomes ever more digital – a process that’s been accelerated by the covid pandemic – it’s even more important that no-one is left behind. We heard from […]

10 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Te Tiriti O Waitangi Ki Horomaka – By Vanishing Point Studio

With Covid-19 cancelling many events around Te Tiriti throughout 2020 and 2021, Vanishing Point Studio worked with Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata to create an interactive part of history. Having just […]

10 months ago by

Living the Freelance Life with Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

This month we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you fresh content every week. We’ll be covering a range of freelancing FAQs – like pricing your design work and will be […]

11 months ago by

Fly Is Changing To Ira

Our friends at Fly have had a name change, so we caught up with the team and asked a few questions about why they decided to update their brand and […]

11 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Makikihi Fries – By Onfire Design

Onfire was invited by chief potato scrutineer Jac to bring this story to life. Drawing on inspiration from beer brands and big, bold typography to echo Makikihi Fries’ mantra of […]

11 months ago by

Rocketspark Academy—online course for web design best practices.

For those of you in our DA community who are looking at 2022 as a year of growth and learning, our friends over at Rocketspark have launched a suite of […]

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